Real Myths of Chimney Cleaning!

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Beware of all the stories you may have heard about how dangerous chimney cleaning is or how it can be harmful to your health. Here’s what you need to know:

Myth #1: Cleaning a chimney allows soot to enter your home.

The truth is that when a chimney is clean and completely free from debris, the soot falls out on its own over time. In fact, chimney sweeps will tell you that most people are surprised by how little soot comes out of their chimney when they let a professional clean it. So, if you have a well-cleaned chimney, you’re in the clear!

Myth #2: Cleaning a chimney can be dangerous.

There is some truth to this, as you do need to wear heavy protective gear to protect yourself against the heat of the fire. However, chimney sweepers will tell you that any attempt to clean a chimney is much safer than leaving it to fall in ruin. So while you will need to pull on gloves, you don’t have to wear a full suit like you would if you were climbing a ladder.

Myth #3: It’s unsafe to clean a chimney if you don’t have experience.

While it’s true that you should never attempt to clean a chimney if you don’t have the necessary experience, there are plenty of ways you can prepare in advance for a chimney sweep. You can call your local sweepers in advance, so they can check the state of your chimney and tell you if you need any repairs or work done before they arrive. You can also keep a proper eye out for any damage to your chimney, as this can often mean that soot has built up and needs immediate attention.

Don’t let any of these myths stop you from getting the chimney cleaning you deserve! If you live in or around Spokane, WA, call Licon Chimneys first at this number (509) 535-0240 to book an appointment with our experts. We’ll make sure your chimney is clean and safe when we’re done.