FAQs

Q. How often should you have your fireplace cleaned?
A. The NFPA suggests having your fireplace cleaned and inspected annually.

Q. Is there a mess with chimney cleaning?
A. Not with Blue Sky, Blue Sky offers a no dust, no mess guarantee!

Q. How long should a chimney cleaning take?
A. A chimney cleaning can take anywhere from 1- 1 1/2 hours.

Q. What is a chimney swift?
A. A chimney swift is a bird that tends to make its nest inside of chimneys. It is protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty act and can not be removed from a chimney.

Q. My fireplace has a foul smell, especially in the summer, what is it?
A. More than like it is creosote build up, the byproduct of using your fireplace.

Q. What is safe to burn in my fireplace?
A. ONLY well seasoned wood.

Q. What is creosote and what can I do to minimize its build up?
A. Creosote is a byproduct of using your fireplace. The best way to minimize its build up is by annually cleaning and inspecting your fireplace, as well as only using well seasoned wood.

Q. What is well seasoned wood?
A. Seasoned wood has been treated to reduce the moisture of it before its use.

Q. What is the white discoloration on my chimney?
A. This is called efflorescence. This occurs when gasses leak through your liner and into your bricks, leaving a salty deposit behind.