It’s winter, and it’s cold. Area residents are having to keep their homes warm. For some, using their chimney seems like a safer option than using space heaters. But Taylorville Assistant Fire Chief Andy Goodall says residents have to keep their chimneys properly maintained.
Goodall says homeowners should have their chimney inspected by a professional to make sure it is in working order.
Goodall says for insurance purposes, the best practice is to have your chimney inspected annually. He says it’s also important to use the right kind of fire-burning wood for wood-burning chimneys.
Goodall says it is important to remember chimney maintenance and inspections even if you only use it a few times a year.