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Why is it important to sweep a chimney or flue?

Chimneys and flues play an essential role in the safe operation of wood burning stoves, open fires, and oil or gas fired stoves by carrying the waste products of combustion to the outside air.  Sweeping ensures the safe passage of these waste products.  

Over time these waste products coat the inside of the chimney or flue and if left can build up, affecting the capacity of the chimney or flue to safely expel carbon monoxide and smoke, increasing the likelihood of chimney fires, decreasing the lifespan of the flue or chimney, and adversely affecting the efficiency of the fire.  

Regular sweeping of your chimney removes the build up of these deposits, greatly reducing the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning and chimney fires, prolonging the lifespan of the chimney or flue, and maintaining the efficient burning of combustible materials.  

Sweeping also clears other blockages caused by nesting animals, and any other debris.