Long Island Chimney Cleaning Q & A
Below you will find the most common questions we receive here at Always Affordable Chimney, Inc. Simply click on one of the questions below and the answer will be displayed.
How often should my chimney be cleaned?
Briefly describe the chimney-cleaning process.
Will you leave a mess in my home?
When you inspect a chimney, what are you evaluating and what are you looking for?
Why is a chimney cap important and will it prevent my flue from venting properly?
I think my damper may be damaged. Can you repair it?
What does it mean if my fireplace smokes?
Other possible causes of smoking require investigation by a certified chimney professional.
Sometimes, smoking can be caused by a flue that is the wrong size for the appliance it serves; or by a chimney with too many bends; or by a connector pipe that is incorrectly sized or shaped. Smoking may also be the result of built-up soot or debris-clogged flues. If your house is so airtight that it restricts air exchange from the outdoors to feed the fire, this can also cause smoking. If other vents in the house allow too much air to escape, it creates low air pressure that can contribute to smoking. Smoking may also be due to an open, missing or improperly sealed clean-out door. Finally, wind blowing on your house can create negative pressure inside, and may affect the performance of your chimney.