With the summer heat here in full swing, many people are not giving their chimney and fireplace much thought. That is until bad odors start sweeping through their home! If your chimney is stinking up your entire household, then you are probably eager to invest in solutions. Fortunately, the team at Winston’s Chimney Service has the equipment, the experience, and the expertise to help you out. You should consider the following ideas for eliminating bad smells in your chimney for good, and we are also here to assist you every step of the way!
Schedule Your Sweeping
Rather than waiting for fall to schedule a sweeping, why not get it out of the way right now? Having all of the smelly creosote removed out of the inside of your chimney will help your home maintain a fresher and more pleasant smell. It will also be one less thing on your to-do list when temperatures drop again in a few months.
Not to mention, if you do choose to light a fire on a chilly summer evening, you won’t need to stress about chimney fires or blockages. Your system will be clean and safe for use.
Invest In A Cap Or Damper
There is no doubt that a sweeping can work wonders for eliminating odors, but downdrafts can still cause unpleasant smells to linger in your home. Fortunately, you can stop outside winds from entering by investing in a well-fitted chimney cap or top-end damper. Both of these devices stop downdrafts from entering your flue, and they keep animals, water, and excess debris out as well. These devices are essential when it comes to keeping your system in good health, and they will help your home stay odor-free too.
Avoid Leaks & Moisture
Moisture throughout your system is known to produce some foul, musty odors, so investing in preventative maintenance can take you far. Rainstorms are all too common in these warmer months, so how about we work together to avoid bad smells, crumbling bricks, flaking mortar, and more.
How can our team help? Well, some new flashing may be in order and a new cap. We can also patch up any cracks, holes, or gaps in your chimney crown, too. Finally, be sure to ask us about our waterproofing services, which will keep your bricks protected from all kinds of weather.
Don’t let bad odors ruin your summer. Invest in the care you deserve from our team today! We hold certifications with the CSIA, the NFI, and the FIRE, so you can rest easier when we are the job. Contact us now, we are here to help!