If you are smelling a strong, campfire-like odor in your home, chances are you need a chimney sweep and inspection. We have been providing quality chimney repairs in Chicagoland and surrounding areas to prevent odors and fireplace smells from taking over your home.
What Causes Chimney Odors & Fireplace Smells
The odor you are smelling is generally a mixture of a filthy fireplace and negative pressure pushing the scent into your home.
What Is Negative Pressure?
Negative air pressure is when your chimney sucks air down from inside the chimney and directly into your home instead of pushing it out of the flue as intended. When air comes back into your home, it brings the smell of creosote that has been absorbed into your fireplace liner and creosote that may be resting on your smoke shelf.
How We Remove Odors & Smells
All our technicians go above and beyond to ensure you will no longer have an odor caused by an unclean chimney.
- Chimney Flue – We start by breaking up all the creosote build-up in your chimney.
- Fireplace Sweep – We then remove all debris from inside your fireplace.
- Vacuum Smoke Shelf – A crucial step in a complete cleaning is to remove excess creosote from your smoke shelf, which is often overlooked during the cleaning process.
- Chimney Inspection – We also complete a thorough inspection to identify any damage to your chimney.
Campfire Smell In Summer
Commonly, you will have an intense fireplace or campfire smell during the summer if your fireplace and chimney need to be cleaned. The odor is caused by rain and humidity, which creates a more noticeable smell in your home.
Schedule Your Chimney Cleaning In Chicagoland
If you are experiencing an odor from your chimney in Chicagoland and surrounding areas, Windy Chimney Services offers regular cleanings and maintenance to prevent unwanted smells. We provide comprehensive cleaning and inspection for more efficient heating and burning.