Monday, July 23rd 2012

Fireplaces that “smoke” are simply not pulling the smoke up the chimney as they should. Sometimes there is a blockage, perhaps a nest built by birds. Sometimes a large tree can grow over the house and impede air flow Or the opening of the fireplace could be too large for the size of the flue, resulting in “smoke overflow” back into your house. Or if the flue is coming out near a higher roof, there may be a downdraft caused by air movement coming off the higher roof. If you put storm windows on your house and thus make it tighter, this can result in the fireplace being unable to get enough combustion air, which can also cause spillage. So the causes are numerous. Feel free to call and discuss your problem with us – no charge!!