The holidays are coming up, and one thing all homeowners wish for this time of year is a safe and happy season for their family members. One way to do this is by spending countless evenings in front of the fireplace! If you already have a system in your home, then you how a crackling fire can set the perfect atmosphere for a cozy night indoors. That is if everything is working properly…
Issues with draft can ruin an evening in no time. If smoke and other fumes start backing up into your home, your chances of experiencing unpleasant odors, smoke inhalation, and carbon monoxide exposure increase significantly.
All in all, having your friends, guests, and family exposed to dangerous gases and smoke isn’t the way to spend a holiday. It could make some people very sick and oftentimes really dangerous substances, like carbon monoxide, are nearly impossible to detect! This makes the situation even more threatening, which is the last thing anyone wants to stress about.
Guarantee a safer, warmer, and fun-filled winter this year by investing in help from the team here at Sweepnman, Inc. We’ll have you set up and ready to burn in no time!
Common Causes Of Draft
So, what may be causing your airflow problems? Well, there are a number of things… One issue could be that blockages are present in your system. Birds and other animals are known for trying to nest and raise their young in your chimney, and they tend to bring in a lot of debris with them. If your system is blocked up, then air cannot escape, and you’ll be left with a big mess on your hands.
Creosote could also be clogging things up. This is why scheduling your annual inspection is so important! We can spot any excess creosote or debris, then take the proper precautions to remove it. A simple sweeping could be all you need to experience a smoke-free atmosphere this fall and winter. Not to mention, removing that creosote will lower your chances of experiencing a chimney fire significantly.
Other times, your chimney may have damages and leaks that are affecting the draft. Our team can find the issue and recommend the fixes best suited for the task at hand. We specialize in all kinds of fireplace repairs and, with years of experience and CSIA certifications to back us up, you can rest easy knowing we’ll get the job done right.
In more extreme cases, the chimney itself may have been constructed poorly in the first place. It could be too small or big, or maybe it’s just too short. In any case, some reconstruction work will be necessary, and the team at Sweepnman, Inc. is the only crew to trust throughout North Reading and its surrounding areas. Let us handle it all.
Call On Us Now!
No matter what the issue is, we’ll find it and provide you with the best solutions possible. The holidays will be here before you know it, so ensure your fireplace is ready for any plans you have set in motion. We’re excited to help you out!