Fall is coming up fast, so it’s important to ensure everything is taken care of when it comes to your fireplace and chimney. We can help you out, so you know you’re good to go for every party, event, and cozy evening in you experience throughout the upcoming holiday season.Importance of a Functioning Damper - Columbia SC - Chimspector Venting

One thing we like to focus on is the chimney damper. Dampers are typically hidden away inside your flue, so it’s not always easy to remember that they need regular care and maintenance, too. Call us in for an inspection, so we can check yours out today!

More About Chimney Dampers

So, you have your heat or air conditioning going, and you want to be certain your house stays at the temperature you’ve set. It’s a reasonable request, but not one your chimney is always keen on allowing. That’s where the damper comes in! It’s located in the chimney, providing a seal so that no air gets in and no air gets out. Everyone indoors will be able to stay comfortable, and your energy bills won’t suffer, either, making this a necessary and useful tool for every home with a fireplace.

But what about when you’re ready to light up a fire? In these cases, a closed damper will send smoke and fumes back into your home, stinking the place up and putting a big lull on your evening plans. Fortunately, dampers are designed to open up whenever you’re ready to put that fireplace to use. Simple pull the drawstring, and you’ll be all set! You can even adjust how wide it opens, allowing you to control how big or small your fire burns.

Need Help With Your Damper?

If your damper is in need of some professional care, then you’re likely anxious to get some qualified sweeps on the job. A fireplace simply cannot function as well without a proper working damper in place, and it’s important to ensure your system is venting as efficiently as possible.

That’s where we come in! Many times, issues with the damper can be fixed with some simple repair work that our CSIA certified staff is more than qualified to handle. In these cases, we’ll be in and out in no time, and you’ll be good to go throughout the burning season that is soon to be upon us.

In other cases, a simple repair job may not be the best option. If your damper is rusted, out of alignment, or stuck in place, then you may want to consider replacing it altogether. Many are choosing to ditch the traditional throat dampers, instead investing in the newer top-sealing dampers, which are known for their efficiency and energy savings.

A top-sealing damper differs from a throat damper in that it is located at the top of the flue, instead of the bottom, and it seals tightly with a rubber gasket. Older models are made all from metal, which typically leaves small gaps for air to escape through. If you feel that an upgrade is in your best interests, our team would be more than happy to help you out. Get in touch with us soon, and we’ll be on the job in no time!