Draft plays such an important role in your chimney functioning safely and efficiently. When there is too much of it, you may not be able to get a fire started, and when there is not enough of it, you have a higher risk of carbon monoxide leaking into your home. There are several things that you can do if you want to avoid these types of draft problems, and one that you may not think of is to have your smoke chamber professionally resurfaced by one of our professional technicians at Ace Chimney Sweeps. We would like to tell you more about this underrated part of your masonry chimney and how our smoke chamber resurfacing service will make sure it works properly.
Where is the smoke chamber and how does it affect my chimney draft?
Located directly above the firebox, the smoke chamber has the job of funneling smoke and the other byproducts of combustion up into the flue from the fireplace. In order for the smoke chamber to do this properly, it should measure up to certain dimensions, and it also needs to have a smooth and insulated surface. Resurfacing, or parging, the walls of the smoke chamber can correct improper design as well as repair cracks and other types of damage. Although, according to the CSIA, many smoke chamber problems can be challenging to fix, and you will need someone with specialized skills, like our chimney professionals, to make sure the job is done properly.
What should be expected from a smoke chamber resurfacing visit from Ace Chimney Sweeps?
When our professional chimney technicians resurface, or parge, a smoke chamber, we apply mortar to the bricks of the chamber to give it a smooth surface and provides extra insulation to this part of your chimney. This allows a large enough amount of heat to enter the flue that is necessary for it to draft as it should. Without enough heat, your chimney will not be able to push out the exhaust like it is supposed to do. We will also ensure that your smoke chamber is the right size, and you can also trust us to make certain that it meets the local building codes and standards.
Give your chimney and fireplace system the type of draft it deserves. Contact us at Ace Chimney Sweeps to schedule an appointment for our smoke chamber resurfacing service as well as any other professional chimney maintenance, repair, and installation services you may need.