Assessing the chimney passageway:
Now as you have opened the flu, its time to assess the areas where the creosote is gathered most. First check it from the fireplace side and then mount up the chimney top and check it from there.
Sealing off the fireplace:
After checking the chimney passageway, the next step is to cover the fireplace with a wet blanket. So take any spare blanket and damp it by spraying water with the help of sprinkler. Now hang it by putting some weights on the four corners. This will protect the area around the chimney from getting grubby with soot during our chimney sweep operation.
Cleaning the Chimney:
After mounting the top you can now perform the clean up operation. So insert the brush into the chimney and work in upward and downward strokes. Now keep on attaching flexible rods in order to clean it till the end.
Once you have cleaned the chimney, go down by the ladder and back to the fireplace. Reach inside of the chimney from the fireplace. Now clean the sides with the help of a wire brush by working in circular strokes.
Your chimney clean up operation ends here.
Now that you have cleaned the chimney, its time to clean the room. So take off the blanket from the fireplace. In addition to this look out for the creosote that might have gathered around in the room using a vacuum cleaner.