If you notice this drafting problem occurring, there are some common causes to consider. There might be a blockage of some kind in your flue, or it’s possible that the height, flue or throat size of your chimney is not what it should be.
Another potential cause is the location of the damper, or even with the original design of your smoke chamber or shelf. As time passes, it’s also possible that air leaks can begin within your chimney. Our team also sometimes find that there is an inadequate air supply to allow the chimney to function effectively.
If you believe you may have any such drafting problems, our experienced Chimney Sweeps of America team are always ready to offer practical and proven fireplace and chimney repair solutions.