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 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.