Damper Repair & Replacement
Keep your chimney or appliance flowing smoothly with professional damper repair & damper replacement options.
Need a Damper Repair Or Replacement? We Can Help!
One of the first things you do when getting ready to enjoy a fire in your fireplace is open the damper. For decades, this component of the chimney has been installed in the throat of the chimney, just over the firebox (hence, the name throat damper), and its purpose is to close off the flue when the fireplace or stove is not being used and open the flue when you’re ready to enjoy a fire. Unfortunately, throat dampers can rust or get stuck as a result of moisture and creosote deposits and these dampers are also prone to misalignment, making their seal imperfect and making them difficult to open and close.
The Importance of a Working Chimney Damper
If the damper wasn’t such an important part of the chimney, this might not be a big deal, but if the damper doesn’t work properly, it can pose a serious threat to the performance of the fireplace or stove, the comfort of your home, and to the health and safety of your family. Here’s why:
- By opening up the flue, the damper allows proper draft to be achieved and draft is crucial to appliance performance. If the damper is partially closed or completely closed when you go to light a fire in your fireplace or stove, draft will be inhibited and your fireplace or stove won’t be able to get the air needed to work properly.
- By closing off the flue when your fireplace or stove is not in use, the damper works to keep moisture and outside air from making its way down into your fireplace and home. It also works to keep the air you’ve heated or cooled in order to keep your home comfortable from exiting through your chimney. This means that when it’s stuck in the open position, you’ll have downdrafts, possible moisture problems, and you’ll be paying to heat or cool air that’s just going right up the chimney.
- By opening up the flue, the damper allows all of the byproducts like smoke and carbon monoxide to exit the chimney — but if your damper is stuck in the closed position, these dangerous byproducts will be pushed back into your home and the air you breathe.
Have you had smoke problems or noticed that your damper isn’t easily opening or closing? It’s time to give Chimspector Venting Specialists a call! It may be that all you need is a simple repair — perhaps your damper has come off its track or is missing a small component that we carry with us in our trucks. If the damage is greater or you’d like to upgrade to a damper that won’t have these types of issues and that will lead to energy savings, we can replace your throat damper with an efficient top-sealing damper.
What’s A Top-Sealing Damper & How Is It Different From A Throat Damper?
The liner of your chimney or furnace flue is crucial to the safety of you and your family and the efficiency and performance of the attached appliance. Make sure your home and family are as safe as possible and that you get the most from your fireplace, stove, or furnace by having damaged chimney liners taken care of by the experienced professionals here at Chimspector Venting Specialists. We’re relining experts and we’re committed to providing you with the best solutions and the best service!
How Do I Request a Damper Repair or Replacement?
Is it time to have your damper repaired or replaced with a new energy-efficient top-sealing damper? Give Chimspector Venting Specialists a call at 803-602-5929. We’re Columbia, SC’s local chimney damper experts and we’re here to help you get more enjoyment from your fireplace or stove. Call or fill out our online appointment request form to get your next appointment on the books today!
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Reviews from Happy Homeowners
“I couldn’t have asked for better service. It all started with telephone communication that far exceeded other places I called. And the inspection and information that Drew provided today was awesome. I have more damage that I thought, but I have complete confidence that Drew and his staff will give me the fireplace of my dreams.
We had an awesome experience! The technicians were punctual, professional and proficient. They were able to fix our gas fireplace within 30 minutes. I am going to recommend this company to all of our friends and co-workers! Thank you so much! Job well done!”
“We had tree damage to our chimney, Drew came out, inspected, and advised us on our options, and what he thought was best for our chimney. He sourced the custom parts we needed, and quickly repaired our chimney. He was very professional, and took lots of pictures. Anyone in need of chimney repair/inspection, I highly recommend Chimspector!”
“Chimspector did an inspection on a house I was in the process of purchasing. Scheduling an appointment was easy and when the realtors needed to adjust the time Chimspector was flexible. They were on time and did a through inspection of the chimney. There were issues flagged in an earlier general home inspection that they were able to offer a few different solutions to. They took the time to explain the options and answer additional follow up questions. Now that the home has been purchased I have them scheduled to stabilize the chimney. They provided wonderful peace of mind through the process!”
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