You can get two options for cleaning the chimney of your fireplace. One is to do it on your own, and the other is to seek the services of professional chimney cleaners. Cleaning the visible sections of the chimney and the collection plus the disposal of ashes is a very time-consuming and messy job. However, homeowners having the right tools for cleaning and willing to put in some labor can do the job as well as any professional chimney cleaner. You don’t really need the services of professional cleaners if you just want surface cleaning to improve the aesthetic looks of your chimney.