How to Clean a Stainless Steel Chimney Liner

What You'll Need
Appropriately Sized Extendable Brush
Small Brush
Outdoor Vacuum Cleaner

If your chimney gets a lot of use, you will need to clean it out regularly, even if you have a stainless steel chimney liner. If a chimney is not cleaned, it will accumulate soot, dirt and dust, which will cause many problems. Additionally, chimneys may clog from accumulated debris. Fortunately, you can keep your own chimney liner clean using only a few common tools. While you could hire someone to clean it for you, doing it yourself will save you a lot of money.

    Step 1 - Getting Ready

    Before you even start to clean your chimney liner, you will need to select your tools. Choosing a small brush is relatively straightforward, as is choosing a ladder. However, it is possible to pick an extendable brush that will not work with your particular chimney liner. If your brush is too small, it will not effectively clean the entire inside of your chimney liner, and if it is too big, it will not fit. Chimney liners come in sizes of 4 inches, 6 inches, 8 inches, and 10 inches. When choosing a brush, be sure to select one that is the same size as your chimney liner.

    Once you have your tools selected and ready, you can start setting up. First, open t