We were having a leakage issue in our basement that was due to moisture in our chimney. The frigid Chicago weather has caused quite a havoc this winter. Lindemann was able to diagnose the problem and ... - Steve M. (Chicago, IL)
My experience with Lindemann was excellent. They came out and did what no one else could. Mine was a smoke issue. After having a fire the entire house would smell of smoke. I could have hung pork bell... - Frank F. (Mount Prospect, IL)
These guys are great! We had our chimney inspected/cleaned by Jim who was extremely knowledgeable and super nice! Definitely recommend these guys! And free wood with the chimney cleaning! Super! ... - Steve S. (Chicago, IL)
Few things can make a fireplace less enjoyable then when it billows with smoke anytime you start a fire. Not only does the smoke make it hard to breath, it also can permeate an obnoxious odor into the living space and leave a film of soot when it settles. A smoky fireplace, although frustrating, is actually a very common complaint we run across at Lindemann Chimney Service. It is also a problem that can often be easily fixed.
Causes of a Smoky Fireplace
There are many underlying issues that can lead to a smoky fireplace and the reason why your home may be experiencing this problem could be from a single source or a combination of many. One typical cause is improper chimney draft. This occurs when air is unable to easily flow outside of the home like it should. The draft could be caused by an obstruction inside the flue such as a bird’s nest or may be the result of a damaged or defective chimney damper. Even sudden temperature changes can cause a draft problem. Another reason smoke may be filling the living space is because you are using the wrong type of wood to fuel the fire. Wood that is wet or not seasoned properly can release smokier byproducts during the burning process.
Here are some tips on how to stop your smoky fireplace problems:
If you are struggling with a smoky fireplace, contact the team at Lindemann Chimney Service. We offer the services you need to keep your system in peak performance. Our technicians are equipped to perform thorough chimney cleaning and inspections as well as chimney damper repairs and replacements. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.