The average cost to reline a chimney is between $2,500 and $3,000 as of 2015. Factors influencing the cost include the height of the chimney, materials selected and labor. Costs also vary by region. More »

The most popular chimney liner material is clay, but other options include metal liners and cast-in-place liners. A chimney liner protects the home from heat transfer and protects the masonry of a home from chimney bypro... More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance Tools

As of 2015, some types of gas furnaces do not need a chimney, others work with unlined chimneys and yet more require a lined chimney. Greater efficiencies of modern furnaces complicate the problem. More » Home & Garden Heating & Cooling

Closing the fireplace doors or covering an open fireplace with a cloth prevents soot from accumulating in the home when cleaning the chimney. Homeowners who opt to clean their chimneys should purchase chimney brushes tha... More » Home & Garden Cleaning

As of 2015, the average fee for a chimney sweep is between $100 and $250. Factors such as the amount of time since the last cleaning, the number of times the owner burns a fire each week, and the roof steepness also affe... More » Home & Garden Cleaning

While specific services can vary depending on the business, chimney sweepers typically offer chimney sweeps and chimney inspections. Additional services can include masonry work, fireplace installations, chimney relining... More » Home & Garden Cleaning

There are several different ways to clean a chimney; however, the top down rod method results in less mess in the house. After climbing on the roof, insert the chimney brush into the chimney to clean the walls. Make sure... More » Home & Garden Cleaning