How often should I clean my wood stove pipe? How often should I clean my wood stove pipe?
Cleaning your wood stove pipe should be done more regularly during the winter months because it is being used more. If it is being used every day, a safe approximation as to when it should be cleaned is once a week. It is a dirty job but it should be done because if left unclean, it could be dangerous and may cause a fire. You should not leave your wood stove pipe clogged up with ash, soot and wood residue because these remnants could re-ignite and cause an accident. As the winter season ends, make sure that you clean it thoroughly one last time before you let it rest for the summer.