After seeing so many do-it-yourself projects on the DIY network, many homeowners believe that sweeping a chimney is easy, and attempt to do the work themselves to save money. That way of thinking usually ends in disaster.
This is one of those annual maintenance items that is best left to the professional.
Professionally trained chimney sweeps learn what type of equipment to use for the job, the best methods of sweeping, and how to remove different types of creosote.
Chimney sweeps use tarps...