How to Clean a Chimney

Cleaning tips for a wood-burning fireplace chimney

Required Tools for this Project

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

  • Flashlight
  • Dust mask
  • Safety glasses
  • Shop vacuum
  • Safety harness
  • Drop cloth
  • Flue liner brush (metal for clay liner, plastic for metal liner)
  • Noodle brush
  • Long-handled brush

Required Materials for this Project

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

  • Poly sheeting
  • Duct tape