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How often and when should I get my fireplace checked?

Alot of people ask, how often should I service my fireplace/ Clean my fireplace? 
The team at Ye Olde Brit Chimney Sweep of San Bernardino, CA, would like to answer some questions on how often you should get your fireplace serviced.

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA 211, The standard for fireplaces and Chimneys) you should fireplace/chimney inspected annually and cleaned as necessary.

A good rule of thumb:


The benefits of servicing your fireplace on a regular basis:

  • Reduces the risk of a chimney fire.
  • Minimizes the amount of soot/ creosote buildup in the flue.
  • Indicates minor repairs before they become major issues.
  • Ensures that your fireplace is up to code and safe for your family to utilize.
  • Increases the efficiency of the fireplace

Just like your car and your body you need to have expert exam it to keep it in good running order.

A chimney professional who is certified by NCSG, GSCSG, and/or FIRE would be your best bet at knowing if there is a potential problem.

Certified chimney professionals are knowledgeable about all the codes and the structure for your chimney.

When is the best time to have my chimney Swept/inspected??

You can have your chimney swept anytime; however, it is best to have this service performed in the spring or early summer. If any issues are identified, they may be corrected prior to the burning season. In the fall and winter months we are often booked out for serval weeks. Sometimes we are schedule 6 weeks or more during this time of the year. Booking early is key if you don’t want to wait.  


Call Ye Olde Brit at 909-880-2120, we would be happy to give you some additional information on servicing your fireplace. 

Ye Olde Brit has been helping folks in the San Bernardino region with all their chimney repairs. We have been in business for more than 30 years. We hold a Certified Chimney Professional designation and are members of the National Chimney Sweep Guild. Certified through the Golden State Chimney Sweep Guild (GSCSG). We are a company that puts the safety of your family first. 

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We are GSCSG (Golden State Chimney Sweep Guild) Certified
We’re also proud members of the National Chimney Sweep Guild (NCSG)
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