Heating your home with natural resources like wood, pellets, or coal can create an energy-efficient way to stay warm. However, in order to safely use a fire, you need to make sure your chimney is in good working condition.
Whenever you light a fire in your fireplace, the leftover black soot-like material, known as creosote, sticks along your chimney or stove pipe’s lining. Creosote is highly flammable and is just one of the many causes of chimney damage.
Do you need to have chimney repair performed on your fireplace, gas stove, or other natural burner? Use this guide to assist you and call our experts at Fiddler on the Roof Chimney Service for all your maintenance needs.
Smoke Billowing Indoors
The whole goal of your wood burner’s chimney is to keep smoke out of your home and help ventilate fires so you have comfort and warmth indoors. If smoke is billowing out of your fireplace into your home, your chimney may need to be cleaned because the fire box itself may be full of ashes and keeping ventilation from happening. It’s also possible that your chimney cap may be faulty.
Missing/Broken Chimney Cap
Your fireplace’s chimney cap is responsible for keeping your roof from getting fire damage from escaped flames, ashes, and sparks. The chimney cap also provides a vent for your chimney so critters and debris don’t get caught inside the chimney and create a dangerous blockage.
If your chimney cap is broken or missing, call your chimney repair specialist right away. Without a chimney cap, your fireplace becomes a fire hazard when it’s in use.
Lack Of Cleaning
When was the last time you had your chimney professionally cleaned? Simply taking the ashes out of the fire box on a regular basis is not enough to keep your chimney free of debris. Creosote buildup creates a ventilation and fire hazard and can also destroy your chimney’s lining.
Have your chimney cleaned and repaired as recommended by your chimney specialist. We are experts in chimney repair; contact us today.