Chimneys should be serviced (cleaned) regularly as the soot buildup (creosote) is flammable and can catch the chimney on fire. Chimney fires can burn extremely hot and can spread to nearby wood structures. Regular cleaning greatly reduces the risk of a chimney fire. Many people think that having their chimney cleaned might be a messy prospect for their home. But as professional chimney cleaners, we know exactly what to do to keep your home clean while we do our messy work.