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8 Reasons To Clean Your Chimney

1. Improve Performance

Over time the inside of a chimney flue gets coated with creosote and soot. This coating makes the flue smaller, which reduces draft and flow, meaning smoke is likely to back draft into the home. Nothing is more frustrating than having a smoky fireplace!

2. Sweeping Helps Prevent Flue Fires

Regular maintenance of a your fireplace and chimney flue helps to keep your family safe by preventing flue fires from happening potentially reaching your home.

3. Reduce the Risk of Carbon Monoxide

All chimneys run the risk of pushing carbon monoxide back into a home. Chimney’s that are not cleaned regularly are at a much higher risk for potentially fatal exhaust issues.

Annual Inspection and Cleaning are a must for homeowners with fireplaces or gas appliances.

4. Eliminate Foul Chimney Odor

If you’ve ever wondered why your living room smells like a campfire, then you can understand the need to stop chimney odors. So keeping a clean chimney has the benefit of fresher smelling home!

5. Remove Sooty Creosote & Debris

Creosote is a flammable fuel that could lead to chimney fires. Burning wood produces creosote. While this cannot be avoided, we can minimize its risk by sweeping it from your chimney flue.

6. Stop Animal Entry

When you clean a chimney, often there is evidence of animals and all types of critters that make homes in your flues. An inspection will provide options for animal entry solutions, like new chimney caps or other repairs.

7. Extend Your Chimneys Lifetime

Well maintained chimneys can increase the value of your home and last the span of many decades. Having Full Service Chimney clean your chimney every year can reduce the risk of costly chimney repairs in the future.

8. Peace of Mind

Furnace flues and fireplace systems have the responsibility of separating you from the fire. Keeping up on maintenance ensures your chimneys’ condition when you wish to enjoy a fire.

Try the Chimney Detective Tool today and get a free chimney problem diagnosis!

Trust Your Chimney Cleaning Professionals


If your home has a fireplace, then its chimney needs cleaned every year.

Full Service Chimney sweeps maintain chimneys in the Kansas City area.

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Discover the Basic Parts of Your System

Whether your heating system is gas or wood-burning, every fireplace has a chimney. A chimney system’s purpose is to vent smoke and exhaust fumes safely outside the home. It is essential for drawing in fresh, combustion air for a pleasant fire in the fireplace. Making the chimney’s maintenance job one of, if not the most important in home maintenance, but is often overlooked.

See these parts of your fireplace chimney shown in the diagram above:

  • Firebox & Grate
  • Lintel Area
  • Fireplace Damper
  • Smoke Shelf & Chamber
  • Fireplace Flue Tiles

These are the most basic pieces to your fireplace anatomy. It takes a whole system functioning properly to keep your home safe and warm. If even one part is failing, then the home is at risk for a flue fire in the chimney or exposure to carbon monoxide. For this reason, chimney cleanings are recommended at least once annually.

Why Clean Your Chimney?

Getting your chimney professionally cleaned by a Certified Chimney Sweep removes soot and creosote, before a blockage or chimney fire can occur.

FYI: Creosote is a byproduct of wood burning and is responsible for hundreds of chimney fires across the Kansas City metro.

A fireplace’s flue with soot and creosote can put your home at risk for a chimney flue fire. Build-up can also cause a blockage in your flue liner that will push dangerous carbon monoxide back inside the home.

Fireplace Chimney Parts Illustrated

Note: a masonry system is shown above.

Annual Cleaning Needed

It’s recommended to schedule a chimney cleaning service prior to your annual chimney inspection.

Insurance companies along with the (CSIA) Chimney Safety Institute of America, the NFPA211, and many chimney and fireplace manufacturers insist a chimney cleaning service and inspection is completed yearly.

Full Service Chimney provides the highest quality inspection and cleaning available. 

Cost of Chimney Sweeping

Cost of a chimney cleaning ranges between $100-$250. It varies based on a few factors including, but not limited to the:

  • Location of service
  • Seasonal variation
  • Type of fireplace/chimney

When you call our office we’ll ask you a few simple questions to find out if you have a gas or wood-burning fireplace and if your chimney is masonry or factory-built (also known as prefab chimneys).

Our staff makes getting a quote for your fireplace’s chimney cleaning easy! Call 913-642-6171 to speak with a Certified Sweep today.

What Our Customers Say

"We used Full Service Chimney for the first time and I could not be more pleased. They are professional, thorough and most of all they provided excellent customer service. They explained everything in detail and are working with us on some needed repairs. I highly recommend them to come out and service your fireplace. Thank you Full Service Chimney for your professionalism and fo..."


"We had a great experience with Full Service Chimney. Scheduling was easy and they showed up on time. We are very pleased with the quality level of their workmanship. Looking forward to our first fire in our new fireplace!"


"They were prompt and provided great service (even though it was probably 95 degrees outside and not a great day to be working on a chimney!)"


"Great service, and detailed explanation of any issues and proposed solutions"


"We had Full Service Chimney reline the chimney on our 35 year old house and put on a new crown. The initial inspector provided photographic evidence of need for repair. We were very satisfied with the quality of the work and the politeness of the two man crew, Jacob and Ian. Jacob, the lead tech, carefully explained all our questions and took pains to avoid disturbing plantings ..."

Dick Brown

Your Kansas City Chimney Cleaning Experts

Full Service Chimney provides chimney cleaning service to homes across the KC Metro area.

Kansas City families have trusted us to help maintain their fireplace & chimney systems for over three decades.

Let us be your flues chimney cleaner.

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