Things To Do About A Smoking Fireplace

Do you know why your chimney is constantly smoking? It could be due to the closed damper, a blocked flue or a cold flue. To solve this issue, you have to open the damper, clean the chimney and prime the flue.

During the low burn, when the smokes occur in the fireplace, there could be many reasons for it.

Here Are Some Possible Scenarios And Their Solutions

  • If the chimney is extremely short, adding height to it will be the best option
  • If the flue is large, a sleeve should be added
  • If the house gets de-pressurized, get an external air channel installed
  • If the air space between casing and chimney liner is too much and it is important to re-line the flue of the chimney with an insulated liner.

In case the chimney gorges out smoke constantly, no matter what the level of fire is then there must be more than one issue! They may be:

  • Soak chamber being too small
  • Damper is low
  • Flue is small
  • House is depressurized

All these conditions should be addressed by installing the air source, reducing the openings of the fireplace, installing a fireplace door or a smoke guard.

Seek The Assistance Of Professionals

Need assistance for your Chimney issues? Or does your kitchen stove need some maintenance? Call Housemartin Stove Fitter UK Limited, the best stove installers in Surrey who are also well renowned for excellent chimney servicing.

Fireplace Inspection For Home Safety

Have a fireplace at home? Then you should have the idea of prioritizing its safety! A lot of aspects are to be considered once a fireplace is set up at home; like for example, before even putting fire to a log, it is imperative to get the entire setup inspected by the professional service provider for chimney repairs in Surrey.

The Important Aspect Of Chimney Inspection & Maintenance

  • Once the inspection is scheduled, a professional service provider will take a look at your fireplace setup.
    Remember to clean your chimney regularly.

  • When any repair is reported by the inspector for your chimney, you should take it seriously! Make sure every repair is complete before beginning its fire-up. It is a common behaviour of birds to make a home inside or close to the opening of a fireplace chimney. Ensure the nests are removed before the fire is lit.

  • Purchasing a security screen is an amazing accessory that every house should install for its chimney. When the amber of the chimney comes off, this ensures that it does not fall on the floor or on someone! A security screen makes a huge difference – especially when the fire cannot be monitored all the time. A screen in this case can be a great source of reliance.

  • Tools like a poker helps in adjusting the fuel woods – which in turn adds to heating the room and saving money. A broom and shovel helps in keeping the fireplace clean and safe.

  • Safety is never an option, but a necessity that will keep the entire home secured from a manhandled fireplace. Also, the longevity of a fireplace is increased when all safety and hygiene measures are taken.

Get your chimney and fireplace inspected by Housemartin Stove Fitter UK Limited today who are well renowned stove installers in Surrey.