A crackling fire makes for a beautiful and cozy aesthetic for any living space. However, if your chimney is stinky, it can ruin the atmosphere of your whole house fast! If you’re less than impressed with the odors coming from your fireplace, we’re certain our team is here to help. As the burning season draws near along with upcoming holidays, we’re certain you want your fireplace to ready for it. Call Lord’s Chimney today to set up your appointment.

Is There Excess Creosote In Your Flue?

Is It Normal That My Fireplace Smells Like A Campfire - Houston TX - Lords ChimneyA big cause of bad odors is excess creosote throughout your chimney and flue. Creosote is known for having an unpleasant smell, and it’s not uncommon for these odors to come down your chimney and enter your home, especially on humid days. In this case, a thorough cleaning helps tremendously. Once the job is done, your home will smell better and you’ll have a lower risk for chimney fires, since creosote is highly flammable.

As you prepare for the holidays, minimize creosote accumulation by burning smarter. You can do this by picking and using well-seasoned firewood. Wood that has been properly cured for at least 6 months is always beneficial. As properly cured woods causes less creosote accumulation when used. Proper air flow also helps to keep creosote levels at bay, and it produces a more comfortable atmosphere when burning. We can also inspect your system to ensure your damper is in good condition and no excess debris is clogging your flue. Call today to learn more!

Have You Checked For Animals?

Animal entry is another big cause of bad odors. You should look out for signs of birds and woodland creatures. Their feces is known for stinking things up in a hurry, and if they pass away inside of your chimney, bad smells are surely present. If this is an issue, you must first remove the critters, then ask us to install a chimney cap. This is an easy and affordable way to keep your system free from pests, and it also stops water from entering, too!

Let Us Take A Look

The best way to evaluate the unpleasant smells inside your chimney is to call our experts. The CSIA recommends investing in at least one chimney inspection per year. So if you haven’t scheduled yours yet, get on the phone with our experts right now! We will get to work right away to ensure everything is running safely for your upcoming burning season!