After cleaning the chimney from the top, he unscrewed the bottom of the chimney pipe behind the wood stove and cleaned out the debris.
We purchased a chimney cleaning brush and poles at Lowe's last winter. The poles come in 4 foot sections that screw together and the brush screws on the end. I think the whole package cost us about $70 - less than it would cost to have our chimney cleaned one time.
Debris from the chimney