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Fireplace (wood-burning)

Routine Care Task

Clean and inspect fireplace chimney

Priority

Chimney fires can be very dangerous. This task will help prevent them.

Timing: 

June (yearly)


NOTE: The tasks and timings shown here for your Fireplace (wood-burning) are based on a single-family home (owned), located in Massachusetts, United States, with priority set at ‘1 star' or higher, for all possible goals.


If you set your personalization differently in your Home Wizard app, then you may get reminders for different tasks and timings in your recommended home care program for your Fireplace (wood-burning).

How To

fireplace wood burning care Typically for $90 to $150 , a professional chimney sweep will thoroughly clean your fireplace and chimney and check for defects. Or you can do the work yourself if you have the proper brushes and vacuums and don't mind the mess or hassle.

The tasks include:

Inspect for creosote deposits in the flue. If greater than 1/8" in thickness, then the chimney flue should be cleaned.

Check the firebox for damaged brick or mortar.

Check the damper for operation and snug fit. Also inspect for cracks, pitting or rusted-out sections.

Check the flue for broken or damaged bricks on the flue liner. Cracking is a sign that there has been a flue fire and is a potentially serious problem.

Helpful Accessories

Fireplace Tools
Fireplace Tools

Different accessories/tools are available for your fireplace needs

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Fireplace Glass Cleaner
Fireplace Glass Cleaner

Removes soot from fireplace doors and hearth

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Creosote Remover
Creosote Remover

Reduces chimney fire caused by creosote

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Chimney Damper
Chimney Damper

Seals heated air if fireplace is not in use

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Benefits

  • Health & Safety
  • Avoiding Unscheduled Repairs
  • Allergy Control

The benefits of this task are high, as it helps prevent dangerous and costly chimney fires.

Costs

The cost of this task is moderate, and requires the scheduling of a qualified chimney sweep.

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