Smoke Chamber Repair Services
Guaranteed Chimney of New England is a chimney cleaning company who provides a whole host of quality chimney cleaning services for Boston area residents. We have years of experience in the field and have become a trusted name for many. If you are in need of some sort of cleaning service for your chimney, look no further. For more information, please call us at (866) 528-1324.
What is the Smoke Chamber?
Your smoke chamber is located just above the damper. You will notice that it is shaped like an inverted funnel and its purpose is to direct the smoke up and out through the top of the chimney. In most homes, the smoke chamber is a hidden fire hazard as the walls of the smoke chamber are hard to see. In older homes, the bricks used to build the smoke chamber may have had holes, which makes the possibility of a fire starting much more plausible. Your smoke chamber must be brought up to current codes and standards.
It was only established recently that it is necessary to remove the damper and the nearby bricks to access the smoke chamber and use a hand trowel to fill in the holes and cracks your chimney may have. However, there are newer products that have been released that make filling in the holes much easier. There is a recommended product called Smoketite that is a spray which makes fixing the holes and cracks much easier. You no longer have to remove the damper and nearby bricks.
Keep Your Home Safe
According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), defective smoke chambers are the third leading cause of chimney-related house fires. For the safety and efficiency of your fireplace, it is important that any gaps, cracks, or holes in the smoke chamber be sealed and the brick corbelling be made smooth. Because the smoke chamber is a “high heat” area, any gaps, cracks, or holes can allow excessive heat to attack any surrounding wood or combustibles. The jagged corbelling slows the draft and will provide more surface area for highly combustible creosote and soot to form.
This is still a job for experts however as it is not an easy job. The sealant will keep your chimney safe up to 3000 degrees Fahrenheit. It is impregnable to water, acids and vapors and even if you choose to not use this sealant, our experts at Guaranteed Chimney of New England can repair the gaps in your chimney without it. If you are interested in our smoke chamber repair services, please contact us today. We can provide you with a free estimate.