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4 Common Causes of Chimney Odors

Thanks to Clean Sweep for this episode of Tips from the Pros about chimney odors.

Chimney odors can be a problem this time of year

When it comes to chimneys, seemingly small issues may be symptomatic of something serious brewing. These issues can have major repercussions down the road. As such, if any unusual scents are coming from your client’s fireplace, you should help them get to the root of the issue before listing it on the market. Here are the most common origins of those pesky odors.

Creosote Buildup

Creosote is the black or grey substance that adheres to our chimney walls each time we use our fireplaces. After prolonged fireplace usage, creosote buildups will start to occur, leading to highly unpleasant burning scents (and an unsafe fireplace)...

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