Sunday, July 25, 2010
Does Your Fireplace Smell Like A Campfire In The Summer months?
During the warm & humid summer months, some fireplaces will emit an odor that can make the whole house smell like
there's a campfire burning - even though you may not have had a fire in your fireplace for weeks or even months! This is usually
caused by soot and creosote that has accumulated up inside your chimney flue, combining with humid air being drawn down the
flue (often made worse when Central air conditioning is in use.
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The solution? Clean
your chimney! By removing most of the soot that's in the flue, a thorough chimney cleaning dramatically
reduces the most active ingredient in the soot/humidity combination. While it is impossible to remove every bit of soot in
the flue, we can usually get enough out where the smell is significantly reduced or eliminated altogether. Not only will you
have a less smelly flue, it will also be a safer chimney next fall when you begin to burn wood again.
house smells like a campfire give us a call, we'll gladly come over and check the flue for soot and creosote deposits. We
can also make sure your damper is closing properly. This type of check-up is free, and should be done every year or two anyway.
August West Chimney, LLC
Family owned and operated since 1973!
If your chimney is in:
Westport, Weston, Fairfield, Redding, Easton or Greenwich CT,
Please call us in Weston at
(Please note, these are the only 6 towns we serve)
If your house is in Wilton, Ridgefield, Norwalk, Darien, Stamford, or New Canaan, please
call our Wilton affiliate at
Our Services Include:
- Fireplace Flue Cleanings
and Furnace Flue Cleanings
- Woodstove Flue Cleanings
(only certain types of installations)
- Damper and Cap Repairs / Replacements
- Diagnosis and Repair of Smokey/Smelly Chimneys
- Flue Liners Restored/Replaced
of Exterior Bricks and Chimney Crowns
- Good, Sound
Advice based on common sense and extensive experience
If you would like an estimate, please give us a call or fill out the form on the
Request an Estimate page.
|As bricks age, they become more porous...
|We can protect these aging bricks from the ravages of moisture!