How Often Should a Florida Fireplace Get Cleaned?

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With the recent cold snap that we have been experiencing, many of us here in Florida are enjoying nice cozy times by the fire with our families. With such sporadic fireplace use in Florida, though, how often should you clean and inspect your fireplace?

The CSIA (Chimney Safety Institute of America) recommends that you clean and inspect your fireplace about once a year or when you notice either of the two signs below that it's time for a clean or inspection:

- 1/8" or 3mm of soot and/or other residue present inside the hearth
- An appearance of a glaze

For anything easily accessible inside the home like the hearth, you can pretty easily tackle this yourself as long as you are careful to make sure that the gas is not turned on and you have space around you to be able to work. For anything in or outside the chimney itself, we recommend you reach out to a professional chimney sweep as they can help you and will follow proper safety protocols when working inside or outside your chimney.

We love helping families get settled with fireplaces they can enjoy for years to come. For any other fireplace related questions, don't hesitate to reach out to one of our friendly team members at cssoutdoor.com. We serve all of Volusia County with their outdoor living space needs, including fireplaces, outdoor kitchens, fireplaces, and more.

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