Winter is here and, if you are lucky enough to have a house with a fireplace, it is time to prepare it before using it safely and efficiently. While this might be a very simple task, we still need to take a number of factors into account. These are conveniently outlined below:
The first step is to clean the chimney, and by this, we mean eliminate soot and other dirt remains that could have remained from the previous winter. In fact, even if you did this task when the last cold season ended, you should do it again to make sure it is in perfect condition. If you neglect your chimney, the accumulation of dirt can cause obstruction or an even more serious incidents.
To clear the chimney from dirt, you can use a great variety of tools. In most cases, a traditional brush will suffice, although if it is fairly dirty, you can always use a cleaning chemical that makes the task easier.