Chimney cleaning is a very important part of maintaining your home. Unfortunately, there are just no easy ways for the average homeowner to do the cleaning himself. If you have a chimney and especially if you plan to use it, make sure that you invest in having the chimney cleaned each year prior to doing so.
If you do not have any use for your chimney, you should consider having it sealed off. Did you know that as much as a third of your heating bill can be escaping through your chimney? If you want to make sure that your heating bills stay low, either use your chimney or you should close it off professionally.