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Clean and inspect chimney
And inspection is to ensure the safe operation of your wood stove.
NOTE: The tasks and timings shown here for your Wood Stove 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 Wood Stove.
Soot and slag should be cleaned from the inside of surfaces of the stove, as soot reduces the efficiency of the hot plate.
Inspections should include:
Clearance around the stove: Check to ensure that combustible materials and surfaces (furniture, drapes, floors, walls, etc.) are sufficient distances away from the stove.
Stove pipe: Examine the stove pipe for cracks, leaks, and signs of corrosion. Repair as necessary.
Door: Check the sealing tightness of the door. Check the security of the door locking mechanism. Repair as necessary.
Use black gasket fo better aesthetics and higher performance
Allows you to properly use and maintain your woodstove
Use water, mold and mildew resistant cover to protect the woodpile
Wood piles should be kept at least 6 inches off the ground
Reduces chimney fire caused by creosote
Health & Safety
Avoiding Unscheduled Repairs
The benefits of this task are relatively high. Doing this task can help prevent house fires, carbon monoxide poisonings, etc.
The cost of this task is relatively low. It is estimated that this task should only take about 30 minutes to complete, and the task is relatively easy to do. No specialized tools are needed, unless repairs are required.