Many people who have a fireplace never really give much thought to a chimney and if it needs repair. However, by not repairing your chimney you could be losing much of the heat that your fireplace generates. On top of that you could be putting yourself and family at risk. A damaged chimney can cause carbon dioxide poisoning for your health. It can also cause fires and smoke damage to your home. It’s important to make sure you maintain a chimney that is large enough to handle your heater or fireplace and also make sure that you get chimney repair when needed in order to stay safe while using your fireplace.