There are a lot of parts to your chimney, and we realize it’s hard for homeowners to stay up-to-date on their condition. This is especially true for parts that are hidden from sight, like the smoke chamber. Luckily, this is what our team of professional chimney sweeps is here for!
At Magic Broom Chimney Sweeps, providing chimney and fireplace care to Southern Maryland is our priority. We’re trained and ready to take on any needs you may be experiencing. We’ll check on all parts to guarantee a stress-free experience while using your chimney.
As we said, one thing we check out is the smoke chamber. The smoke chamber is located right above the throat damper, and it plays an important role in managing proper airflow. Unfortunately, it doesn’t always stay in the best condition and, being hidden away means it tends to get neglected and/or forgotten about. This is where parging comes in.
All About Parging
Parging is the process of smoothing out any uneven surfaces in the smoke chamber and filling any holes or gaps with mortar. Once everything is evened out and looking great, air flow issues won’t be something to worry about any longer! Smoke and other fumes can easily leave the chimney without any obstructions blocking the way.
Why Is Proper Airflow Important?
Ensuring your chimney has proper airflow will make a huge difference in its overall efficiency. Improper airflow causes issues like decreased heat output, smoke back-up, and more. You deserve to get the most from your fireplace, and we want to make sure all of our customers enjoy warm fires to the fullest every fall and winter.
Along with this, better air flow means a safer living area. If smoke and other potentially harmful gases like carbon monoxide are entering your home on a regular basis, you and loved ones could face a lot of potential illnesses. Carbon monoxide is especially harmful and can be fatal if not treated promptly. Lower your risk by calling in our CSIA certified staff right away. You should also install carbon monoxide detectors throughout your home. A few small steps can make all the difference!
Invest In Your Annual Inspection Now
Annual inspections determine when parging is necessary, as there are not many clear indicators. Many wait until fall to schedule their inspection, but we encourage homeowners in the area to call in our team of professionals now, while we’re less busy. This gives us plenty of time to perform any necessary repairs, rebuilds, sweepings, and maintenance work.
If you want to ensure your system is ready to go on that first cold day of autumn, give us a call now. We’re ready to serve you, and we can’t wait to fix you up right!