Fireplaces add a festive mood to any holiday gathering. The warm and cozy atmosphere they extend simply cannot be beat. Unfortunately, this pleasing aesthetic can be ruined in a hurry when things malfunction and smoke starts pouring back out into your living space. A lot of things can cause smoking issues, such as rusted dampers, burning unseasoned wood, creosote buildup, and hindered air flow.
But today, we’re here to talk about the smoke chamber. A well-built and proper-functioning smoke chamber can make all the difference when it comes to smoking issues. Our job is to keep our customers educated as to why this is. Contact us today if you’re having any problems with your fireplace. We can set you up right before the holiday season arrives!
What Is A Smoke Chamber?
The smoke chamber is the part of your chimney that connects the flue and the firebox opening. It helps control drafting throughout your system. It aids in sending the smoke up the chimney and into the outside world where it belongs, rather than redirecting it back into your living room. The slanted design of the smoke chamber plays a critical role in guiding this smoke. A bad design or any damages can hinder it from doing its job effectively].
How Does It Affect The Flow Of Smoke?
So, how exactly does a faulty smoke chamber negatively impact your fireplace? Well, for one thing, it slows down the flow of smoke quite a bit. This prevents any gases from moving up and out like they are supposed to. This will eventually cause the smoke to find its way into your home. It also causes certain areas to heat up more significantly, which can put your home in danger and increase your risk of house fires.
Dangers Of Smoke In The Home
Everyone knows that a smoke-filled living room can put a damper on an evening pretty quickly. However, there are more negative impacts involved with this, too! Inhaling smoke and/or any other toxins that come out of your fireplace can cause some serious health issues. It’s definitely not worth taking any chances when it comes the well being of loved ones, and we’d hate to see extra doctor bills added to your holiday budget. Call us in right away, and we’ll fix your issues fast!
At Sootmaster, we can restore any damage to your smoke chamber with ease. We use the Chamber-Tech 2000 and Smoketite Smoke Shield.These two products that we fully promote and believe in to get the job done right. And don’t forget to turn to us for your inspections and other yearly maintenance, too! Scheduling annual inspections is the best way to prevent any issues from worsening over time. Catching problems early will save you a lot of time, money, and stress down the line.
If you’re ready to have your system checked out before the holiday season really gets going, please give us a call right away. Our professional staff will inspect your system from top to bottom, and ensure you are good to go. There’s no time to lose… pick up the phone now!