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Don’t Overlook The Smoke Chamber: Have It Resurfaced

In order to function at its optimum level, your chimney needs to have a good draft flowing. This will sufficiently push the byproducts of combustion, like smoke and gases, out of your home. You can do several things to ensure your chimney drafts correctly. This includes resurfacing – or parging the smoke chamber. Do you have a masonry chimney? If so, your smoke chamber serves the important job of funneling the smoke from the fireplace into the flue of the chimney. Unfortunately, many people overlook the importance of resurfacing the smoke chamber. Here at Ace Chimney Sweeps, we provide professional smoke chamber resurfacing services to the residents of the Elkton, MD area.  Now, we would like to tell you more about why you should consider having your smoke chamber resurfaced!

Don't Overlook The Smoke Chamber Image - Elkton MD - Ace Chimney SweepsWhy should I consider having my smoke chamber resurfaced by Ace Chimney Sweeps?

What properly funnels smoke, gases, and other byproducts of combustion from the fireplace into the chimney? The smoke chamber! So, it needs to have a smooth surface that is not cracked or damaged in another way. Have you have experienced a chimney fire? The smoke chamber can suffer extensive cracking damage, according to the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA). Even if you have never had a chimney fire, the smoke chamber can crack over the years from exposure to extremely high temperatures. Over our years of working on chimneys, we have also seen poorly constructed smoke chambers that can cause drafting problems. You can trust Ace Chimney Sweeps to follow the standards for smoke chamber restoration and construction set by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) when we resurface your smoke chamber!

What should I expect from a professional smoke chamber resurfacing from Ace Chimney Sweeps?

To resurface your smoke chamber, our CSIA-certified chimney technicians use a masonry technique called parging. This involves applying a coat of mortar to the brick that gives the smoke chamber a smooth surface. This mortar coating provides extra insulation to the smoke chamber. It also allows it to maintain a greater amount of heat that enters the flue. This heat allows your chimney to draft better. This, in turn, helps the entire chimney system to function more efficiently and safely.

Improve the draft in your chimney by having the smoke chamber professionally resurfaced. Contact us today at Ace Chimney Sweeps to schedule your appointment with one of our CSIA-certified chimney technicians today!

By Richard Creswell on July 17th, 2017 | Tagged with: Tags: , , | Leave a Comment