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Title: Why Does My Fireplace Smoke Quick Tips for a Smoky Fireplace

Why Does My Fireplace Smoke? Quick Tips for a
Smoky Fireplace Nothing beats relaxing in front
of fire on a chilly night. However, when youve
got a smoky fireplace the experience is less than
relaxing. Fireplace smoke that doesnt flow
properly up through the chimney or flue can be
an indication of a serious problem and is a
safety issue for your home. Fireplace smoke in
the house also can permeate carpeting, furniture
and other fabrics causing odors that are hard to
Why Does My Fireplace Smoke? The job of a
chimney or flue is to facilitate an updraft that
pulls the hot gasses and smoke from the fire up
and away from the living space. Anytime a
chimney or flue fails to pull in the smoke from a
fire, the result is fireplace smoke in the
house. The reasons for this failure can vary,
continue reading to find why your chimney may
not be working properly. Green or Wet
Firewood It is very important to choose properly
seasoned wood to burn in your fireplace or
furnace. If your wood is green or wet it will
burn slower, less hot, and maybe incompletely.
When green or wet wood is burned it often
doesnt burn hot enough to push the smoke up the
chimney, causing the smoke to stall, and fall
back down. Improper Use or Maintenance If your
fireplace is releasing excess smoke into your
home, you should first check the damper. The
damper should be open in order to allow the
smoke to rise up the chimney. If the damper lever
is opened, the opening may be blocked by soot
build-up or debris. Like the damper, if the
chimney isnt routinely cleaned, layers of soot
can prevent the smoke from rising up the chimney
and out of the home. You can schedule your
routine chimney sweeping to have your chimney
flue and damper cleaned thoroughly.
Venting Problem In order for gas to leave the
home through the chimney, it has to pull from
inside the home. When air is removed from the
home it must be replaced. Modern homes are built
tight, so air isnt pulled from outside as the
gases attempt to rise up the chimney. Even adding
insulation or replacing windows in the home can
create a smoke problem for this reason. An easy
way to fix this problem is to open a window in
another part of the home. Also, its important
to note that other home appliances can compete
with the ventilation of the chimney. Even
something as simple and harmless as a ceiling fan
can compete with your chimney. Also, a leaky
chimney can disrupt the draft of your
fireplace. Have You Had Your Chimney
Inspected? Has it been a while since the chimney
has been inspected? This is a sign that its time
to schedule your appointment with a professional
chimney sweep. Doing so will help you get to the
bottom of the issue, so be sure to tell your
chimney sweep about the smoking issues within
your fireplace. In addition, your chimney is
cleaned and ready to go, so you can rest easy
knowing your home is safer. Call the Chimney
Professionals Regardless of the cause, no home
or business owner wants to deal with a smoke
problem in the fireplace or furnace. Not only is
it unpleasant, but it can cause respiratory
issues if not corrected, and can also be a fire
hazard. If the heated gases arent moving up the
chimney, they can stall in the chimney flue and
cause a flue fire. Because your chimney system
is important, and the safety of your family and
property are our top priority at SootMaster
Chimney Sweep in Panama City FL. We recommend
always calling on a professional if a smoking
fireplace persists. Article Source
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