When it comes to bad smells and your chimney, there are lots of things that could be going on. Animal invasion, creosote buildup, negative air pressure, and water damage are just a few of the many things that could be causing these nasty odors to form!

Fortunately, there are lots of ways to tackle these issues, and Winston’s Chimney Service is here to help with whatever you need. Learn more about how we can assist you below!

Fixing Negative Air Pressure

A big reason smells work their way into your home is due to negative air pressure. This means that the air from outside is being pulled into your living room through your chimney and bringing in a bunch of bad smells with it. When this happens, you need to find a way to prevent this airflow from entering in the first place.

How can we help? By installing an Energy Top Plus top-sealing damper! This is an easy and efficient way to keep pesky drafts where they belong – outside. We can evaluate your unique set-up and find the perfect fit for your home. Learn more by checking out our blog.

Addressing Water Damage

Once water finds its way into your brickwork, many problems can arise. Rot, clogs, rust, mold, deterioration, and – you guessed it – nasty odors. Water on its own can create a musty and unpleasant smell and, once it combines with the creosote in your chimney, the smells will get worse and worse.

The best to address water problems is to stop them before they begin! Our certified techs can repair any current damage, then apply waterproofing products, so you won’t have to face these issues again down the line. We can also look at your flashing, chimney cap, chimney crown, and more! Whatever is causing your water problems, we will figure it out and find a solution.

Preventing Animal Entry

Animals working their way into your chimney is more common than you might think. If they get stuck and pass away, you’ll quickly notice some foul smells coming from your fireplace. We can help you prevent animal entry by installing a chimney cap! Chimney caps are a simple, affordable, and effective tool – let us set you up with one today.

Cleaning Out Your Creosote

A good sweeping always helps your fireplace run better and it makes it safer to use, too. The CSIA recommends getting a sweeping and inspection done at least once per year! Count on us to clean out your creosote, and reduce the chances of unpleasant odors entering your home. When it comes to your fireplace, we can do it all!

For more information give us a call at 703-379-5006 or stop on by the shop during our business hours. Get your chimney running strong and looking great today by counting on us!

Winston's Chimney Service
11301 Industrial Road
Manassas, VA 20109