Solving Fireplace Odors

Correcting Fireplace Odors Image - Poughkeepsie NY - All Seasons ChimneyYou want your home to smell as fresh and clean as possible, but sometimes certain things in your chimney can cause stinky smells to invade your home through your fireplace. All Seasons Chimney has years of experience in dealing with smelly chimneys, and we know what causes unpleasant fireplace odors and how to get rid of the odor source. We would like to tell you more about the services we offer that can take care of this stinky problem.

You need a professional chimney sweeping.

If you are noticing a strong odor of burned barbecue, your fireplace odor problem is most likely being caused by creosote deposits inside your chimney. A natural compound that develops during the combustion process of burning wood, creosote sticks to the inner walls of your chimney and can accumulate into large deposits. This not only creates an odor issue as creosote has a sour and acrid scent, but it also is a fire hazard. If the internal temperature gets hot enough, creosote can easily ignite into flames. Creosote is so flammable that the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) has named it as a leading cause of chimney fires. To protect you from the dangers of a chimney fire and to keep creosote from causing an odor problem in your home, All Seasons Chimney can professionally sweep your chimney to remove all of the creosote deposits from the inner walls of your chimney. Our CSIA-certified chimney sweeps will take care to be sure every bit of creosote has been removed.

You need a professionally installed chimney cap on top of your chimney.

Without a chimney cap on the top of your chimney, you have an open hole on your roof. Water from rain and melted ice and snow can easily enter your chimney and land on the smoke shelf. This standing water can give off unpleasant musty odors. Even worse, leaves and other debris can fall into the chimney and mix with the water to create a decomposing smell. Another odor issue that can occur without a chimney cap has to do with wild animals. Birds, squirrels, raccoons, and other creatures can get into your chimney to nest. Unfortunately, an animal can get stuck inside your chimney and die. You can imagine the stench caused by this situation. To keep water and animals out of your chimney, All Seasons Chimney can professionally install a new chimney cap on top of your chimney. We can show you the best caps that have mesh metal sides that prevent birds, squirrels, raccoons, and other wild animals from being able to enter your chimney. We will be sure your new cap is correctly installed to protect your chimney.

Have you noticed unpleasant fireplace odors? Contact us at All Seasons Chimney to schedule an appointment with one of our CSIA-certified chimney sweeps to solve this problem.