Summer days are great for trips to the park, outdoor picnics, and family trips, but nothing beats sitting inside of your cool, air-conditioned home at the end of a long day in the sun. Then, you smell some nasty odors coming from your fireplace. If your fireplace or chimney is causing your living space to stink, contact our crew at Lou Curle’s Chimney Service for help. We have solutions to help you resolve this issue!

Schedule A Sweeping

birds sitting on chimneyThe most common reason for a smelly chimney is because of creosote buildup. Creosote is naturally smelly, and when the weather gets hot and humid, most homeowners crank up their air conditioning, which causes the bad smell to sweep through the entire house. If you want to get rid of the creosote smell, a surefire way to do this is to get rid of the creosote inside your chimney. A sweeping performed by our team of experts can get rid of the odor and make your fireplace run more efficiently. This also keeps your system safer for use and less likely to break down.

Have A Cap Or Chimney Top Damper Installed

A good cleaning will no doubt bring you some relief from bad odors, but that doesn’t mean they’ll be gone for good. Downdrafts can continue to bring bad smells into your home, so finding a way to stop them is a must. That’s where a chimney cap or top damper can help you out immensely. A chimney cap is installed on the top of your flue, and it plays a big part in keeping downdrafts from swooping down your chimney. On the plus side, it also keeps out water, excess debris, animals, and it stops stray sparks from landing on your roof. There is no doubt that this is a smart investment for every fireplace owner.

Chimney top dampers also do a lot for your home. If your throat damper just isn’t getting the job done, then you should make the switch to these newer models. They sit at the top of your chimney rather than the bottom, and they work alongside the cap to keep out rain, wildlife, and annoying downdrafts.

We Are The Right Team For The Job

The professionals at Lou Curley’s Chimney Service are experts at solving any of your chimney-related woes, and we are certain we can help you resolve your bad odor problems in a jiffy. Call our team today, so that you aren’t left suffering the consequences. While you’re at it, why not schedule your inspection, as well? We can check for any damages or missing parts, ensuring you are all set and ready to go when fall weather comes back!