Cleaning the chimney is a task that must be done at least once a year. A chimney must be cleaned especially before using it during the months of winter. Ignoring this important task can lead to devastating results.
A fire caused by an uncleaned chimney is one of the most typical reasons why you shouldn’t forget to clean yours. In the wood burning process, a byproduct is produced that is named creosote. Creosote deposits on the inner walls of the chimney and can ignite if not cleaned.
Another unpleasant side effect of creosote ashes is that they emit carcinogens. Carcinogens are dangerous because they are known to be cancer-causing byproducts. This can be avoided if you regularly clean and maintain your chimney that way.