Chimney Sweep Hopedale,

(504) 285-9477

About Us

At Allstar Chimney Sweeps, we are wholeheartedly dedicated to addressing all your chimney and fireplace needs. To explore the complete range of services we offer, please navigate to the “Services” menu located at the top of your screen. If you have any inquiries or require assistance, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at (504) 285-9477 or visit our contact page. We are eagerly anticipating the opportunity to provide our assistance and establish ourselves as your trusted chimney sweep in Hopedale.

The Allstar Team is unwaveringly committed to delivering industry-leading precision in all our services. Our mission revolves around establishing strong and enduring relationships with our valued clients, as we consider it a privilege to serve as your preferred chimney sweep. We will go above and beyond to exceed your expectations and provide the highest quality service among all chimney sweeps in Hopedale. We understand the importance of keeping you informed, and we guarantee that you will always be kept updated on the progress of our work. Let us expertly address and resolve all your chimney problems and provide effective solutions.

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Professional Chimney Services

Providing quality service for over 30 years

Chimney Sweeping

Our chimney technicians are experts when it comes to cleaning your chimney. We remove hazards such as soot and creosote, ensuring your fireplace is clean and ready to burn.

Chimney and Fireplace Inspections

At Allstar, chimney safety is a priority. We perform comprehensive inspections so you can enjoy your fireplace system with peace of mind. 

Masonry Repair

Damaged masonry is an eyesore, but it is also dangerous. Our chimney technicians are skilled in repairing masonry chimneys and ensuring your chimney system is safe to use.

Waterproofing Service

Water can do major damage to your chimney. We use top quality industry products to protect your chimney from mold, rust, and masonry damage.

Fireplace Installations

Is your home missing that warm, cozy fireplace you’ve been dreaming of? Allstar can make your fireplace wishes come true with expert design and installation.

Chimney Animal Removal

Raccoons, bats, birds and other animals sometimes make their homes in chimneys. We safely and humanely remove unwanted guests from your chimney.

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What Is That Strange Smell?

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Unpleasant and strong odors can be quite bothersome, especially as we approach spring and summer when the weather starts to warm up. As temperatures rise, certain areas, like an uncleaned chimney, can generate heat and give off odors. The accumulation of creosote or soot in the chimney flue can contribute to these smells. It’s important to note that both creosote and soot are flammable substances. Here are some causes of these odors and steps to eliminate them:

  1. Creosote buildup: Creosote is a residue that forms when wood is burned in the fireplace. Over time, it can accumulate in the chimney flue and produce a strong odor. To eliminate the smell caused by creosote, it is essential to have the chimney professionally cleaned and inspected. A qualified chimney sweep will remove the creosote buildup, ensuring proper ventilation and reducing the risk of odors.

  2. Soot accumulation: Soot is another byproduct of incomplete combustion. It can accumulate in the chimney flue and emit an unpleasant smell when the chimney is not regularly cleaned. To get rid of the odor caused by soot, it is recommended to have the chimney professionally cleaned and inspected. The chimney sweep will remove the soot deposits and improve the airflow, preventing further odors.

By addressing creosote and soot buildup through regular chimney maintenance, you can keep your chimney clean, safe, and free from unwanted odors. Remember to schedule annual inspections and cleanings to maintain a fresh and odor-free environment.

Odor Causes

There is an assortment of things that cause chimney odors. The most recognized reasons for the smokestack smells are:

  • Negative Air Pressure:
    • air that moves through your chimney; this brings in fireplace smells and chimney odors
  • Excess Creosote & Soot:
    • this odor is often described as a heavy smoky smell
  • Moisture:
    • unless the fireplace is totally closed and protection measures are taken to stop water interruption, smelly scents can overpower the smokestack and home.
      • no one wants a smelly home; take care of the smell before it becomes unbearable
  • Animals (Dead or Alive):
    • if you don’t have a chimney cap or if creatures have bitten through the screen on the smokestack top, it is truly conceivable that animals have moved to the fireplace; creatures cause an assortment of odor issues
How to Remove the Fireplace Smell

Now we know what causes the chimney smell, it is an ideal opportunity to fix the issue. It may seem as there is no hope, making the chimney smell new again isn’t excessively troublesome. A chimney inspection and sweep are two great initial steps to any small issue, as it will remove creosote and preclude other normal issues that may have caused the smell. Dried fallen leaves and decaying creature(s) are discovered and removed with a cleaning that eliminates these options as a cause of the smell. Always a smart choice to have a routine scheduled cleaning to ensure there are no dead animals left behind.

In the perfect world, the outside of the smokestack would be waterproof as it could be expected under the circumstances and not permit dampness or moistness into the fireplace shaft. Adding a chimney cap to the fireplace not just forestalls against overabundance dampness in the stack, but it gives a boundary to keep creatures and garbage from falling into the smokestack. Best to have a cap install to lower the amount of moisture trapped inside the chimney.

Other Options to Prevent Foul Chimney Odors:
  • Close your fireplace damper
  • Get a fireplace door installed
  • Get a chimney chase cover

Are you ready to prevent these smells from coming around? Look no further and give Allstar Chimney Sweeps a call to schedule a sweep and inspection today. We are here to serve you and exceed your expectations.

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