There are many good reasons to have us inspect your system. On a wood fireplace over time, a chimney will collect creosote deposits that can result in a dangerous chimney fire. Having your chimney and fireplace swept can reduce possible hazards. A chimney can have a defect that may be difficult to see inside the flue, smoke chamber, or other concealed areas. If you are a new homeowner or have never had a certified sweep inspect your system, it is advisable to have this service done. Your sweep may recommend a sweep service and perform the needed maintenance.