Many people wait until the Fall/Winter season to call their local chimney sweep. Because most people do this, it is very hard to get an early appointment, which means as it is getting colder out, you are waiting to burn your wood stove or fireplace. The best time to call your local chimney sweep is in the spring, right after you are finished burning. This way, your chimney will be cleaned and ready for the first cold fall night that comes.
Everyone should be cautious of chimney fires. It is important to have your chimney inspected and cleaned if necessary, annually.