There could be many reasons that your fireplace isn’t functioning correctly, and we want to help you solve the problem. Below is a list of potential issues and their respective solutions. Note that this list of problems/solutions is simplified, and a correct understanding of fireplaces requires an expert-level knowledge of airflow patterns.
The National Fire Protection Association says, “Chimneys, fireplaces, and vents shall be inspected at least once a year for soundness, freedom from deposits, and correct clearances.” Abiding by this national safety standard is the best way to keep your chimney in great shape. Even if you don't use your fireplace regularly, an annual inspection is still advised. Animals can build nests, and there can be other deterioration that makes your chimney unsafe to use. During these inspections, our technicians can identify and fix any problems that are affecting your chimneys performance.