Charlie: Rochelle sends us our first question this morning.
Charlie: They built their home 17 years ago, and they have a gas fireplace with fake logs in it, and they’ve never burned real logs in it. She wants to know does she need to have her fireplace flue clean before they use it?
Tom: Well, you said, you know, it’s a fake fireplace, hopefully it’s a real one, but they got the gas logs, it sounds like.
Tom: You ain’t pulling them out. If it’s meant for burning and you’ve never burned wood before in there and just the gas, then no, you don’t have to have it cleaned. If you’re not sure, it’s always good.
Charlie: Yeah, but they’ve never burned real logs in there, but they have used the gas ones, they said.
Tom: That’s right, but the gas doesn’t leave a creosote.
Tom: Okay, so the cleaning isn’t the issue. I’m more concerned about having it checked to make sure nothing has been, nothing’s been broken, nothing is bad. So I’d get a chimney sweep out to just clean out, not clean it, but clear it for use on real logs, but it should not need any cleaning.