Does it really need cleaning? Efficient woodstoves really don't have that much creosote buildup if burning good seasoned hardwoods. I've been burning wood for many years and have never had a professional clean ours. We burn a super hot, wide open fire once a week to burn out any buildup that may happen. Every fall I do a self cleaning. I take a cordless drill, attach some stranded and insulated electrical wire or I've used small wire rope, run it down the stove pipe until it comes out inside the stove and run the drill from the roof. The wire spins and beats on the inside of the pipe and cleans it out mighty fine.