Many households can experience chimney problems. Chimneys that smoke or back puff into the room can be caused by the fireplace/appliance not working correctly or simply a fault within the chimney itself.
There are MANY reasons why a Chimney will smoke and also many different options to fix chimney problems. The one thing all these problems have in common is the end result- smoke seeping into the room which is a CARBON-MONOXIDE HAZARD…
There are many different factors to consider when trying to fix chimney problems so in short, what will cure the problem for one chimney will not necessarily cure another. At Kerry Chimney and Boiler Services we can diagnose and address the problem to get the appliance or fireplace working correctly.
Chimney Stack Cracks.
Chimneys and dampness do not mix, untreated cracks will get worse due to weathering, causing chimney problems.
Cracks draw in water which will cause damage to the chimney stack, especially in the winter time as the water freezes an widens the cracks this can result in dampness finding its way to the interior chimney breast.
At Kerry Chimney Services we repair the cracks with a special compound which repels the water out from the damaged areas stopping any more damage from occurring.
If you think your chimney is leaking “contact us” today and we will happily repair the damage.
So whether you need minor chimney problems fixed or a full relining contact us today and we will be happy to discuss your options.
Chimney Tar/Creosote Removal
Chimney Creosote is a tar like substance that can accumulate in a chimney it cannot be removed by brushing alone. Chimney Tar/Creosote is the main cause of chimney fires with tests showing that just 1/4 of an inch is enough to cause a major chimney fire. At Kerry chimney and boiler services we can treat the creosote in a two step process to clear the chimney of this fire hazard.
Signs you may have tar in your chimney.
1. A strong smell of soot in the room which the chimney is located.
2. Big lumps of soot/creosote falling to the bottom of the chimney.
3. Discolouration of block work or plaster in attic or a room where chimney stack passes through.
4. Brown or Black substance dripping down flue pipes or walls.
If you think you may have a problem with creosote or tar in your chimney contact us today and we will be happy to advise you on best action to take.
Below is a before and after of a chimney covered in creosote. The results speak for themselves…