Are you having problems with smoke entering your home from the fireplace? If so, then you should contact Advanced Chimney Sweeps. They proudly service Atlanta, Marietta and surrounding areas in Georgia. They will be able to identify the causes of the chimney problems. After the source of the problem has been identified, a chimney sweep or other maintenance services may be recommended. What Can Cause Chimney Problems? There are several factors that can cause smoke to not go up in the chimney. Poor draft can be caused by a variety of factors. Below are some of those factors: The Chimney’s Height This problem can often be corrected by extending the chimney. This will allow for a better draft. If making the chimney taller is not practical, then other techniques can be used. The Chimney Cap Or Flue Is Being Clogged By Buildup The solution to this problem is to have the chimney inspected and cleaned. The chimney sweep will ensure that the cap and flue are free of blockage, creosote or nests. The Temperature Outside Versus The Temperature Inside Many fireplaces will have a down draft during the hotter days. This will cause smoke to accumulate inside of the home. Windy Day If it is a very windy day, then the wind can cause a down draft inside of your home. Wind can enter through the roof and down through the chimney. Special chimney caps can be used to solve this problem. Another thing that can be used to remedy this problem is to install smoke guards. A smoke guard will be installed at the top of the firebox entrance. This will give the smoke more time to go up into the chimney. Advanced Chimney Sweeps will be able to take care of draft problems. We offer a variety of services, including chimney sweeping, chimney inspection and chimney repair.

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