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Fireplace Odors

If you notice fireplace odors while you are using the fireplace, then you almost certainly have a smoking problem. See the article “Smoking Fireplaces” for details on identifying

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Fireplace Water Leaks

Water leaking into the fireplace Water should not leak into your fireplace. If it does, first be sure you have a chimney cap to keep water from running

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Fireplace Stains

Fireplace White Stains Efflorescence, also called leeching, is deposits of salts on the masonry surface. It is caused by water soaking through the joints, dissolving the

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Creosote

Creosote is a product of incomplete combustion: deposits of unburned, flammable tar vapors from wood smoke. Sometimes it is crusty or flaky in texture, but often

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Animal In The Chimney

If you hear animals in your chimney or if you smell something coming from your chimney that you suspect is from animals (dead or alive), call

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