When to Clean a Chimney Flue

How often to remove creosote to prevent chimney fires.

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Dust mask
  • Flashlight
  • Safety glasses

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • You don't need any materials to test the chimney flue to see if it needs cleaning. Call a pro to have it cleaned.