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Smoking Fireplaces Solved

If your fireplace is smoking back into the house, chances are you are not using your fireplace too often. If you would like to use it more, but just can't handle the smoke, call Smoke Stacks, Inc. today to solve you smoking fireplace issue!


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What are some of the causes of a smoking fireplace?

There are several reasons for a smoking fireplace. Some of just a few reasons are listed below. Smoke Stacks Inc. can help solve your smoking fireplace issues. Call us today for your quote!

Improper Construction

Masonry fireplaces are unique in the fact that every one of them is different. Masonry fireplaces are built on-site by a qualified individual(s) to the architect's specifications. Sometimes, especially in older homes, the wrong flue size was used or maybe there are issues with the way the the smoke chamber area of the fireplace was built. There are many different possibilities for a fireplace to be improperly constructed. Any one, or combination of these possibilities can cause your fireplace to smoke back into your home.

Home Pressure Issues

Your whole house works together with all of the appliances as a single system. If the pressures in your house are not properly balanced, it can cause your fireplace to smoke. For a detailed article on how house pressures work, read this article “Why does my house smell smokey?”

HVAC Ducting Issues

The heating source of your home may be to blame for your fireplace woes. An improperly placed cold-air return maybe causeing your fireplace to sporatically smoke back into the house. Maybe there is not enough air supplied to the room with your fireplace in it to support the fireplace. Smoke Stacks Inc. can help you diagnose the possible causes of your smoking fireplace issues.

Wrong Type/Style of Flue Cap

The rain cap on your chimney can be causing your fireplace to smoke back into the house. There are many types of chimney rain caps available for sale on the market today. The problem with this is sometimes the wrong type of rain cap is purchased for the chimney. There are specific requirements for rain caps that are installed on chimneys, if your cap doesn't meet those requirements, it may be the cause of your smoking fireplace issues. Smoke Stacks Inc. can install a new proper stainless steel flue cap for your chimney today!

Temperature Issues

Believe it or not, even where on the house your chimney is located can cause your fireplace to smoke back. If the chimney is exposed on the outside wall of the house, it is exposed to a lot of cold air. This cold air can make the chimney's stuctural mass very cold over time. It can take some time to properly heat up a cold flue stack. Cold air in the flue will often sink down into the room and cause your fireplace to smoke because cold air is heavier than warm air.


For years, people throughout the greater Milwaukee and Waukesha areas have been turning to Smoke Stacks, Inc. for their chimney repair and relining needs. At Smoke Stacks, Inc. we believe that attention to detail, professional work, courteous service and honest prices are the qualities that make the difference.

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