How often should I get my chimney inspected and cleaned? Chimneys and fireplaces should be inspected regularly. An accumulation of soot can be enough to fuel a chimney fire that may damage the chimney and spread to the rest of your home. Even, if you don't use your fireplace a lot – things like debris from nesting birds can cause blockages smoking out your home & cause a fire risk. What is the best time to clean my chimney? Before the weather has changed, spring, summer or autumn is a great time to get your chimney swept and inspected. Don't wait until the winter, we can do your chimney cleaning or inspection any time of year Chimney & Fireplace Maintenance When we inspect your chimney, we can also do the maintenance on your fireplace including the following: ·Check for and replace loose fireplace bricks ·Replace any broken or damaged fireplace parts: Fireplace door seals & handles ·Moisture testing of wood to make sure you have clean burning fuel to reduce creosote build-up.