Before you decide to use your chimney for the season, we recommend you have it cleaned to ensure all left over debris from last season’s use has been properly cleaned out to prevent any ventilation problems and fire hazards. Antique and new vintage wood stoves have the same risks that a wood burning fireplace does. Even the newest gas fireplaces still have a chimney, whether it is a traditional chimney that vents up through the roof of your home, or if it’s a direct vent to the exterior of your home through a side wall, these chimneys are equally as important to have cleaned regularly. Call Aura today for the best chimney cleaning Spring has to offer.
The Chimney Safety Institute of America recommends that fireplaces be swept at ⅛ inch of soot buildup. Meaning if you use your fireplace decoratively rather than practically here in Texas that you may need to get your fireplace cleaned more frequently. This is also true for if you utilize an outdoor fireplace regularly. They recommend cleaning at ⅛ inch of soot build up because this has been proven to be enough soot to cause a fire capable of damaging the chimney and even spreading to your home. If you’re not quite sure how much build up you have, call Aura today to get a free estimate on cleaning your chimney.