There are a few parts of the fireplace and chimney that homeowners tend to overlook or forget, the smoke chamber is definitely one of them. It’s hidden just above your firebox. We’re here to inform you of its importance and help you learn about your chimney’s anatomy.
The smoke chamber plays a huge role in your chimney’s ability to vent out vapors and the air flow. Without proper airflow, it will cause a smoky room, poor heat output, and higher risk of carbon monoxide exposure. These situations can put your family at great risk. When you hire us for your annual inspections, we’ll check everything. Learn more about common smoke chamber problems below, and then find out how we can help you.
Common Issues With Your Smoke Chamber
Smoke chamber issues are dangerous, and they require quick resolutions to keep your home and family safer. A huge issue we see often is an unlined smoke chamber. In these cases, the smoke and heat from your fire are easily absorbed into the masonry, and this can cause the weakening of your chimney structure.
In other cases, the smoke chamber will be in bad shape and need repair work. Sometimes cracks and holes in the smoke chamber can cause the same issue as an unlined chamber. Other times, there are jagged edges and pieces sticking out, leaving a rough passageway for smoke and fumes to escape. If your system can’t properly vent, it will cause damage, deterioration, and vapors and smoke to enter your home.
Another highly dangerous situation is excess creosote. Creosote is highly flammable, and it is very damaging to your system. Unfortunately, there’s no way to completely stop it from forming, which is why you need to call us in from time to time to get it removed. If there’s too much creosote in your smoke chamber, you’ll be at a higher risk for a chimney fire. At CinderBox Chimney Services, we can help you resolve any of your smoke chamber issues with our parging services!
How Does Parging Help?
What is parging, and how exactly does it help me? Parging is the process of getting your smoke chamber back to its original smooth, undamaged state. Say goodbye to cracks, holes, and imperfections, because our team of experts will provide you with seamless results!
When you trust us, you can rest easy knowing that we’re using the best products available, and we always have a CSIA certified team member on the job. For higher quality and better results, guaranteed, trust our staff!