More About Chimneys

There are certain things we all love about chimneys and wood heating, including how it creates a comfy, inviting ambiance using natural, renewable fuel. With the Oregon Chimney Guys on your side, you can make the most of it, while avoiding flu fires, huge repair bills, or a smokey, stinky house. We’re here to provide reliable maintenance and repair, so you can enjoy the all the warm fuzzy feelings about wood heating, without the worry.

How often do I need my chimney swept?

The National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) recommends a yearly inspection and cleaning. Free standing wood stoves or fire place inserts used to heat the home should be inspected and cleaned if needed every year. Regular open fireplaces need to be maintained and cleaned on a consistent basis as well. Usually a cleaning is needed for every cord of wood burned or at least 2-3 years.

If I don’t burn do I still need my heating system evaluated?

Yes. There are various problems that can be present that are in no way associated with burning. A proper evaluation can identify these problems. Such problems are bees in the pipe or chimney, decaying bricks, rusting flu or damper, cracks in the fire box, etc.

Why evaluation?

Evaluation for your chimney is like a physical for your body. The goal of a chimney evaluation is the same as a physical, information. Chimney health is the same as physical; the sooner you find a problem the easier (faster and less expensive) it is to resolve.