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Time to Inspect Your Chimney Again
Most Phoenix-area residents should have their home’s chimney cleaned after they’ve burned one or two cords of wood.
That chill in the air is finally here, and that means many Valley residents — once they’ve dutifully checked the weather forecast for no-burn advisories, of course — are dreaming of relaxing in front of their wood-burning fireplaces, enjoying the warmth and associated warm-and-fuzzy feelings.
And chances are also that many of these folks will be pondering such questions as, “I wonder if I should have the chimney cleaned?” and “I wonder if this chimney has ever been cleaned?”
While there’s no precise rule as to when a chimney needs to be cleaned, Becky Derendal said a local rule of thumb is that most Phoenix-area residents should have their home’s chimney cleaned after they’ve burned one or two cords of wood.
The owner of Phoenix-based Arizona Chimney Sweep said most folks around the metro area can go a few years between cleanings because of our more infrequent use here of fireplaces. That said, if there’s ever a question as to when a prior cleaning occurred, or if one has ever been done, it’s always best to go ahead and have a cleaning performed.
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