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Checking the Chimney

You should have your furnace chimney vent checked for defects or debris every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A blockage in the chimney can cause carbon monoxide to build up inside your home. If you have a fireplace, its chimney and draft should be checked yearly, as well.

Online Medical Reviewer: Godsey, Cynthia M.S., M.S.N., APRN
Online Medical Reviewer: Lambert, J.G. M.D.
Date Last Reviewed: 2/23/2005
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