Do You Need A Chimney Sweep With A Gas Fireplace?

Do You Need A Chimney Sweep With A Gas Fireplace?

Gas fireplaces have become an increasingly popular choice for Nashville homes. Compared to wood-burning fireplaces, gas fireplaces seem a lot easier to maintain. With a gas fireplace, there’s no need to chop and store firewood and a lot less soot and ash to deal with. It may even seem as if your gas fireplace is maintenance-free compared to a wood-burning one. However, this assumption is incorrect! Even though a gas fireplace does not produce nearly as much soot as its wood-burning counterpart, gas fireplaces still require a yearly chimney sweep and inspection. 

Gas Fireplaces Need a Chimney Sweep 

According to the Chimney Safety Institute of America, the gas fireplace still requires an annual chimney sweep and inspection to operate properly. A chimney sweep and inspection is critical for protecting your chimney, home, and family regardless of what type of fuel burns in your fireplace. All fireplaces emit combustion and gases that need to be transmitted from your home safely with a chimney. Your yearly chimney sweep and inspection ensure your chimney is properly doing its job to exhaust these gases from your home. Even with a gas-burning fireplace, your chimney is still susceptible to damage that can hinder its effectiveness. 

Schedule Your Annual Chimney Sweep and Inspection

Your annual chimney sweep and inspection is an inexpensive way to keep your gas-burning fireplace and chimney safe and ready for use. Each year you should have your chimney cleaned and inspected by a professional to ensure it is in good condition and will be ready for the next burning season. After a long Nashville winter, it is a great idea to add your chimney sweep to your Spring cleaning list. Your Chimney & Masonry Outfitters of Nashville are happy to help with your annual chimney sweep and inspection. To learn more about our chimney sweep and camera inspection or to schedule your appointment today, contact us at (615) 823-8268 or OFFICE@CMOUTFITTERS.COM