It’s going to get colder and you will want to use your fireplace. There are some things you should take care of for your chimney before you start using it. Your chimney should be inspected at least once every year. Here are some tips:

  • Check for nests: Birds tend to build their nests on top of chimneys and if you don’t clean them off, the smoke from your fireplace can get trapped in your house and you can inhale it. 
  • Check for flashing damage: If your flashing is cracked, it can lead to leaks in your chimney when it rains. 

Repair your flue lining: Flue lining protects your home from chimney fires and prevents carbon monoxide from coming into your home.