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Why Is Fireplace Smoke Entering My House?  Southwest Marietta, GA
Leaning Chimney on a House Marietta GA

If you have had a chimney inspection and received the all-clear, but your fireplace is sending smoke inside your home, it is a serious concern. Fireplace smoke can damage furniture, walls and carpets. The acrid smell can be very difficult to remove. The smoke releases particulates into the home that can adversely affect the health of your family and pets. For health and safety reasons, a qualified chimney and masonry expert should still investigate your smoke problem.

What Is Causing the Smoke?

There are several reasons fireplace smoke could be entering your home. It could be something as simple as inferior firewood to something more complex, like the construction of your home. There are a few common reasons smoke may come back into your house.

A Cold Chimney Flue
When the air inside the chimney is too cold, it can take a few minutes after lighting a fire for the warm air to balance with the cold. Until that happens, the dense, cold air will force smoke downward.

An Airtight Home
The high energy efficiency of new homes can cause a pressure difference and affect the way the airflow in the chimney behaves. The negative pressure forces the smoke back into your home.

A Blustery Day
If your chimney is improperly sized, or your chimney cap fails, it can create a downdraft that blows the smoke back into your home.

Unseasoned Firewood
If your firewood is too damp, it produces excess smoke that will not be able to escape up the chimney fast enough. If the wood is too dry, it will burn hotter, but also faster. This again can create more smoke and may overwhelm the chimney.

Excess Smoke Should Be Investigated

If you have tried replacing your firewood but still have a smoky experience, it’s imperative you have an expert inspection. A whole host of other problems may have occurred since your chimney was checked. Smoke inside your house should never be considered normal, and there are ways to correct most problems. To protect your home and family, contact Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs right away.

Posted on behalf of John Anglin, Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs

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Our Client Reviews

Anglin's Foundation & Masonry Repairs

4.8 / 5.0

Based on 55 reviews

Tammy S.

From start to finish, everyone at Anglin's was amazing! Gus was responsive, always answered his phone, knowledgeable, professional, honest and fair. He went above and beyond to make a stressful situation less stressful. Scheduling was a breeze and the crew that arrived on the job (on time, I might add) were courteous, respectful and efficient. They allowed me to watch and take pictures, and explained the process step-by-step, as well as what results were to be expected. Iggy was so knowledgeable, professional and amazing. He was able to pin point a problem that 2 other competing companies couldn't explain or relay in layman's terms what needed to be done and why. He was an absolute superstar in easing the mind of the buyers purchasing the house. His 27 years experience was so valuable. Shelly was quick to send paid invoices and warranty information. Everyone did an amazing job and I would recommend them highly.

Penelope Greensmith

I cannot say enough good things about GUS at Anglin’s Foundation and Masonry! GUS, was fast and gave a free estimate on raising, reattaching and fixing my brick stairs. I will be sure to post before and after photos! Thank you GUS for your no nonsense, straight forward approach! Thank you for listening to me! The Greensmith’s

Regina Renee Kalasz

Today was a install of a 2nd beam for our house... first one was easy, 2nd one gave them a run for their money. But they stuck it out and got it done! Awesome work! I'd throw a + behind my 5 stars if I could. Sorry I held your crew up, but they were determined to get it done with no issues. So shout out to your team Chris, Leo and Dan!

Scott Lapin

The team that lifted our chimney was prompt, courteous and efficient. Other then the repair, you simply could not tell they were even there despite the fact they had to remove part of our deck to do the work. I would HIGHLY recommend them.

Melissa Reed

Diagnosis and estimate from a picture, arrived as scheduled, done in just a couple hours and results were absolutely amazing. Price, workmanship, clean up - everything was absolutely 5 star!! Highly recommend these folks!!! I must add, 2 other well known and much advertised companies came out and estimated 6x the work and price, claiming we had more issues than what was actually going on. These guys call it like it is - honesty and integrity are hard to find in construction.

Dana Brennan

This crew is top notch. Worked with the office and mainly with Gus on site who was great. Showed up early, super knowledgeable, tons of experience. We really felt served in the way he recommended only what needed to be done and at a great price. Had another company wanting to add in other extras and unnecessary work. HIGHLY recommend Anglin!!

Aaron Gray

Quick to call back and totally honest. I wasn't sure if I had a foundation issue or a flooring issue but after a few questions, Nathan helped to figure out that it thankfully wasn't a foundation issue. Insteand of trying to sell me a job, Nathan helped me to make a good decision. I hope I never have foundation issues but if I do, this is the company I'm hiring.

Jake Herman

Another masonry contractor referred us to Anglin because we had a concern about the structural integrity of our chimneys. We were told that they were the best people to talk to. I called them and they actually came by to assess my house within two hours. Although I was fully prepared to spend a lot of money to stabilize my chimneys, he did a full assessment and very honestly told me that my chimneys were fine and just needed some caulking where the mortar met the brick. I greatly respect his expertise and honesty and would recommend him without reservation.

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