A clean chimney is a safe chimney–it doesn’t catch fire. With 36 percent of residential fires being caused by flue fires, Absolute Chimney & Duct Cleaning is dedicated to helping homeowners prevent dangerous situations. Soot, creosote, and debris can collect in your chimney and create a flammable hazard. That’s why it’s important to get your chimney cleaned every year or after every two cords of wood. The NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) recommends annual cleanings.