A chimney sweep is an essential part of any home with a chimney's maintenance. A chimney sweep keeps your fireplace healthy and can prevent problems with your chimney from getting worse. For your safety, it is recommended that you get a chimney sweep twice per year if you have a wood-burning fireplace and once per
With fall in full swing, it’s time to start preparing your chimney to get back to work for the winter. There are many myths regarding chimney maintenance and function, so we’re here to clear them up! 1. Unused chimneys don’t need inspections. One of the most common myths we hear at Aspen Fireplace is that
It is recommended that you get a chimney sweep at least once every year, and even more if you use your fireplace regularly. The best way to insure your chimney is properly swept is to contact a professional, such as Aspen Fireplace. However, if you are a do-it-yourself person, you can do a chimney sweep
In our Chimney Sweep DIY Guide, we talked about how to clean your chimney using the Bottom Up method. Now we’re going to explain the other rod-based chimney sweep method, the Top Down chimney sweep method. A benefit of the Top Down method is that you can close your fireplace doors to manage the mess.
So far, we’ve talked about two similar chimney sweep methods: the Top Down method and the Bottom Up method. The Weight method is most similar to the Top Down method, but you will need some different materials. Instead of the flexible metal rods, you need rope and a weight (minimum of 20 lbs.). Like the