Summer heat and humid weather have reputations for causing some pretty bad smells to travel down your chimney. When the air conditioning gets turned on, these odors get roused, causing your home to stink and making everyone inside of it uncomfortable. Fortunately, the team at Lords Chimney has solutions for you!
When Was Your Last Inspection and Sweeping?
One very effective way to remove odors is to get rid of excess creosote. Creosote is known for producing some pretty awful smells, and the more build up you have, the worse things will be. Removing it is sure to help out significantly, and you’ll greatly reduce your risk of chimney fires, too. It’s a win-win!
If you have yet to schedule your annual inspection, call us in right away, so we can look things over and see if a sweeping might be necessary. This is an easy way to resolve odor issues – all you have to do is give us a call!
What Type Of Damper Do You Own?
When it comes to blocking these terrible downdrafts, another effective method is to have a top sealing damper installed. Every chimney system should be equipped with a damper, but most have only had experience with a throat damper. While these have done a good job over the years, there’s now something better on the market that’s sure to seal up the system and keep out odors, rainwater, and downdrafts for good – a top sealing damper.
Top sealing dampers are placed right at the top of your flue, and they close tightly with a rubber gasket, so you don’t have to worry about the inefficiency associated with a metal on metal seal. If you need a new damper, we strongly urge you to consider this highly effective upgrade. You won’t regret it!
Have Animals Entered Your Chimney?
Sometimes, the issue doesn’t lie with high temperatures or humid days at all. It’s not uncommon for animals to nest in your chimney, especially if you haven’t used it much lately, and sometimes these animals wind up stuck. If a critter passes away in your flue or chimney, you’ll definitely face some serious odors. If your system has been recently cleaned, and you know everything is sealed up tight, consider this option.
Fortunately, there’s an easy, affordable, and effective way to ensure animals stay out for good. By having our team of experts install a chimney cap, you guarantee yourself high-quality protection at a price that won’t break the budget. Chimney caps are placed over the flue, so no animals can work their way in, and they are known for keeping out water and excess moisture, too.
If you need a new cap installed, count on our team today!
We’ll Work Hard To Find You Answers
No matter the issue at hand, we’ll find you the answers you need to guarantee an odor-free home. Dealing with fireplace stink is never ideal, but with a team like ours to count on, it’s not something you’ll have stress about for long! Call today, so we can get you back to where you need to be in no time.