What Causes Chimney Odors

Even though it’s the off season for your fireplace, your chimney can still cause problems this summer. As temperatures rise, you may notice some unpleasant odors coming from your fireplace! At New Buck Chimney Services, our professionals are here to resolve your chimney odor issues to give you a clean chimney.

Smoky/BBQ Smell

What Causes Chimney Odors - Shreveport LA - New Buck Chimney ServicesIf your fireplace smell like barbecue or smoke, call the professionals. When the wind hits your chimney to cause a draft, your entire living space could fill up with smoky odors of a dirty barbecue grill. The only remedy is get your chimney system cleaned out of soot and creosote. The smell comes from the mixing of humidity with soot and creosote inside your chimney. This results in foul odors, but it also causes damage to your chimney liner.

Mold/Mildew Smell

If the odors coming from your chimney and fireplace smells like mold or mildew, then you most likely have a chimney leak. Not only is your chimney leaking, but it’s been leaking long enough to cause bacteria and mold growth. This can also cause staining, rust, spalling, clogs, and deterioration that require time and money to repair. If a chimney leak continues, it could lead to leaks in other areas of your house too!

Foul/Decay Smell

Organic materials such as leaves, sticks, or animals produce a foul smell of decay as they decompose. If your chimney is missing a cap and debris has fallen inside, that stuff is likely decomposing right now. It’s always best to get your chimney system cleaned at the end of burning season. If the smell coming from your chimney is pungent and bothersome, it may be a carcass inside that needs to be removed right away.

Call our Experts in!

At New Buck Chimney Services, we clean chimneys big and small, and we are able to remove everything from the inside so that it runs smoothly and safely. Whether you think it’s serious or not, a smell coming from your chimney is never a good thing. It’s always a good idea to get the professionals to come and resolve it.

We can install a zero-draft chimney topper to save you from the foul chimney odors this summer, and it also helps to save you money too. We can also diagnose your leaking chimney, and our professionals are able to clean out the flue to prevent all the weird chimney smells. Call our team of experts right now at 318-674-2825.