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Signs Your Fireplace Damper Needs Repair

The purpose of a chimney damper is to control the flow of smoke through the chimney. If the chimney damper is broken, it can prevent you from using your fireplace effectively.

chimney damper repairs and installations in Hampton Cove ALThe damper is usually made of iron or steel. The damper acts like a window allowing air to come in and out of your home through the flue. It also acts as protection from the elements. It prevents rain and snow from getting into your firebox. It also keeps small animals from finding warmth from the cold.

A chimney damper is made to seal the chimney when the fireplace is not in use. By closing the damper the airflow and cold air stay out of your home. This keeps your home warm.

When the fireplace is in use, the damper is then opened. This allows airflow up the chimney and the smoke out of your home.

What Issues Can Occur?

With constant use, the damper may become loose or off track. If your damper is not working properly, you may be unable to use the fireplace at all. Let’s discuss some of the issues that can arise. Contacting a professional like A1 Chimney Specialists can help with these repairs.

Damper Won’t Close

If your damper isn’t closing completely or not at all, the heat from your home will escape up the chimney. Also, you risk having animals, rain, and debris getting into your chimney.

Damper Won’t Open

If you find that your damper is not opening, you will have to abstain from having a fire until it gets fixed. With a damper that does not open, the smoke does not escape the chimney. This causes the smoke to go into your home.

Broken Damper

Your damper can become cracked or a piece completely breaks off. You may find a piece in the firebox. If you have a broken damper, it is time to contact A1 Chimney Specialists before your next fire.

The Damper Chain Not Working

At times the mechanism won’t work completely. If you find that the lever is not allowing the damper to close or open entirely, give us a call. This will alter the airflow up the chimney.

professional chimney and fireplace inspections in fayetteville tnCall A1 Chimney Specialist

If you find that there is an issue with your damper, give A1 Chimney Specialists a call. You can reach us at 931-967-3595 in TN and 256-285-4895 in AL. We are here to help you out.

A-1 Chimney Specialist LLC has been providing the Tullahoma and Winchester, Tennessee areas with quality chimney care since 2000. We have the knowledge and experience to help! Call us in TN – 931-967-3595 – AL – 256-285-4895 to set up your appointment.

We provide a variety of fireplace and chimney services including damper repair, chimney sweeping, chimney inspections, chimney repairs and restoration, leak troubleshooting, and gas fireplace services.

We provide chimney inspections, maintenance, installation, custom chimney caps, masonry repair, flashing, and dryer vent cleaning. We serve the areas of Southern Middle Tennessee and the Tennessee Valley.