How To Get Rid of The Fireplace Smell 

A wood-burning fireplace can bring such enjoyment to your family. It’s a lifestyle that is warm and comforting. Those cozy winter nights with the glow of the crackling fireplace. It is like no other. The ambiance is inviting to the entire family. 

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There is one thing that will put a damper on the ambiance of the fireplace. That is a smell that is unpleasant. There are many reasons that you will experience smells from your fireplace. You not only get these smells when the fire is burning, but you may also experience them when there is no fire at all. 

Let us discuss the different reasons that you are experiencing odors.


As you burn fires, creosote collects on the inside of the chimney. Over time this build-up, if not cleaned out, will produce a smell. You may notice this when it is raining outside or in the warmer months. Experts advise having an annual chimney sweep to keep the creosote under control. 


When it rains or snows there can be an accumulation of moisture in the chimney.  This can cause a musty smell which can be unpleasant.  Be sure that your chimney cap or crown is appropriately attached and there is no leakage. A professional inspection will be able to advise you if there is any water coming into your chimney. Mold and mildew can be dangerous to your health. Have this checked out and fixed immediately. 


At times, small animals may find the warmth of your chimney inviting. They bring in twigs, leaves, and other debris for a nest. When they leave, the debris is left behind. As it stays it can start to smell. You may also find that a small rodent or bird finds its way in and can’t get out. Eventually dying in the chimney.  This will certainly add to the odor that you smell.  An annual chimney sweep will take care of these types of smells and issues.


A more complex issue is backdraft. Airflow from the chimney is allowing air down your chimney into your home. Contact a professional chimney expert such as Chimney Solutions of Indiana. We have all the tools to diagnose the situation. We would be happy to suggest different options that you may be interested in.

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Chimney Sweeping and Inspections

Now that you know the causes of a smelly fireplace, what should you do about it? Usually, a good chimney sweep and cleaning of the fireplace, dampers, and glass doors will eliminate the situation. These are the most common solutions. If you find that you are experiencing smells, contact Chimney Solutions of Indiana. We will be able to diagnose and determine the best options for you. 

Chimney Solutions of Indiana prides itself on customer service. If you are having issues with fireplace smells, call us. We can help with diagnosing the situation and steer you in the right direction to get this fixed. If you have a question regarding anything related to fireplaces, please feel free to contact Chimney Solutions of Indiana at 317-757-6979.


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If you live within 20 miles of Marion County, there’s no need to call any other chimney provider! The team here at Chimney Solutions Indiana will be in our marked trucks and clean uniforms and at your door on time! We travel to Zionsville, Carmel, Fishers, Brownsburg, Westfield, Geist, Eagle Creek, Noblesville and all throughout the Indianapolis, IN area.

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We believe that education and ongoing training is important, which is why we continuously invest in ourselves and our team to deliver better service to you. We’re Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) – certified and members of the National Chimney Sweep Guild (NCSG), so whenever advancements are made within the industry, we’re among the first to know about it. When you work with Chimney Solutions, you can expect the latest information and the most advanced services and techniques. We strive to exceed expectations on every job from a routine chimney sweep and chimney cleaning to a full chimney restoration.

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