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Sunday, July 25, 2010

Does Your Fireplace Smell Like A Campfire In The Summer months?
During the warm & humid summer months, some fireplaces will emit an odor that can make the whole house smell like there's a campfire burning - even though you may not have had a fire in your fireplace for weeks or even months! This is usually caused by soot and creosote that has accumulated up inside your chimney flue, combining with humid air being drawn down the flue (often made worse when Central air conditioning is in use.

The solution?
Clean your chimney! By removing most of the soot that's in the flue, a thorough chimney cleaning dramatically reduces the most active ingredient in the soot/humidity combination. While it is impossible to remove every bit of soot in the flue, we can usually get enough out where the smell is significantly reduced or eliminated altogether. Not only will you have a less smelly flue, it will also be a safer chimney next fall when you begin to burn wood again.

If your house smells like a campfire give us a call, we'll gladly come over and check the flue for soot and creosote deposits. We can also make sure your damper is closing properly. This type of check-up is free, and should be done every year or two anyway.
3:22 am edt 


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August West Chimney, LLC 
 Family owned and operated since 1973!
If your chimney is in:
 Westport, Weston, Fairfield, Redding, Easton or Greenwich CT,
Please call us in Weston at
(203) 226-0416
(Please note, these are the only 6 towns we serve)

If your house is in Wilton, Ridgefield, Norwalk, Darien, Stamford, or New Canaan, please call our Wilton affiliate at
(203) 762-7374

        Our Services Include: 

  • Fireplace Flue Cleanings 
  • Boiler and Furnace Flue Cleanings 
  • Woodstove Flue Cleanings (only certain types of installations) 
  • Chimney Safety Evaluations 
  • Damper and Cap Repairs / Replacements 
  • Diagnosis and Repair of Smokey/Smelly Chimneys
  • Flue Liners Restored/Replaced
  • Waterproofing of Exterior Bricks and Chimney Crowns 
  • Good, Sound Advice based on common sense and extensive experience 
We provide FREE ESTIMATES...give us a call or fill out the form on the Request an Estimate page.

As bricks age, they become more porous...
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We can protect these aging bricks from the ravages of moisture!



Antique Dodge Power Wagon
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This was originally a US Millitary ambulance in Vietnam
Fireplace at Wier Farm National Park
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(Click to enlarge.)

Hellen Keller's Chimney in Easton
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Apparently, Ms. Keller loved to enjoy her fireplace!

Peg Board Counter (Hand carved)
Helen Keller Log Counter
To help Ms. Keller keep track of logs fed into fire??
We care for many historically significant chimneys in our area.
You can trust us with yours too!