Did you know what almost 25,000 people were treated for Carbon Monoxide poisoning last year? With winter being here whether you burn solid fuels or use a heating appliance it is very important to keep your chimney’s swept and inspected. Unfortunately, sometimes you can still run into problems from a simple clog to a collapse of your flue tiles or a masonry issue. Since your chimney’s are responsible for moving all those costic chemicals and poisonous gasses to the outside world where it can be safely dissolved. 24 Hour Service is juts a phone call away!
24 Hour Chimney Blockage Removal
During the cold season there are animals looking for a warm place to stay, sticks, leaves or other debris can easily become stuck in your flue causing smoke or the fumes to backup into the home. Chimney Champs offers 24 hour service in case of emergencies! If this happens you should call a chimney professional immediately, 401-209-8063 is the RI Chimney Champs Phone number, we service all counties of RI;
If you live in either NH or CT we offer 24 hour service please click the state to get to the appropriate information.
Flue Lining Damage
When a masonry chimney is built the it has it terracotta flue tiles on the inside. These flue tiles should be smooth and have no gaps so it can act like a straw. If your flue tiles become delaminated then your chimney is no longer able to properly move all the gasses and soot outside. If these dangerous gasses are not being properly removed that means it could be staying in your home.
Smoke chamber code upgrade to bring your fireplace to compliance with NFPA standards. NFPA 211 states that all smoke chambers for wood-burning masonry fireplaces must be parged smooth with high-heat cement. Without this cement lining in the smoke chamber, small imperfections in the masonry of the fireplace or chimney can lead to devastating damage to your chimney and home.
The smoke chamber is where the final steps of the combustion process take place. Even small unnoticeable gaps or cracks in the smoke chamber can cause serious issues.
Flammable creosote blockage buildup due to smoke not being able to quickly escape up the flue liner and out the chimney.
Heat spreading from inside the the chimney to surrounding items and nearby walls creates creates a serious risk of a house fire not to mention the carbon monoxide that could be leaking out.
Smoke Chamber Code NFPA Standards
Cross Section Reference: 126.96.36.199.3 – The cross sectional area of the passageway above the firebox including the throat, damper, and smoke chamber shall not be less than the cross sectional area of the flue
Thickness Reference: 188.8.131.52 – Where unlined, the smoke chamber wall thickness shall not be less than 8″
Height Reference: 184.108.40.206 – The smoke chamber height shall not be greater than the inside width of the fireplace room opening.
Depth Reference: 220.127.116.11 – The smoke chamber depth shall not be greater than the depth of the fireplace chamber.
Inner Surface Reference: 18.104.22.168 – The inner surfaces of the smoke chamber shall be parge coated smooth, with an insulating refractory mortar, and not inclined more than 45 degrees from vertical.
Do you need to have your smoke chamber parged? Are you not sure if your fireplace currently meets NFPA standards and is safe for use? Call Chimney Champs 401-209-8063 now! We offer a wide variety of services including Level I, II and III inspections. Home of the $99 chimney sweep, Chimney Champ’s technicians are certified and all of our sweeps include a comprehensive level II inspection! That provides you with everything you would need to know you are venting safely.