Common Fireplace Problems (And Who to Call for Fireplace and Chimney Repairs in Sydney)

Ideally, a fireplace will provide constant rewards with zero hassle. You will be able to get a fire roaring easily, will get plenty of heat from the fire and will see proper ventilation with no downdrafts. However, eventually, you could notice an issue or two impairing the performance of your fireplace. Here are a few common fireplace and chimney problems to watch for in your home. If you notice any of them, you might consider calling someone for fireplace repairs in Sydney.

  • You are experiencing downdrafts (e.g. where the wind blows down the chimney and pushes smoke into the house).
  • Your fire keeps going out or is not producing as much heat as it once did.
  • The bricks or mortar joints of your fireplace and chimney are visibly cracked or fraying.
  • Rainwater is coming down your chimney.
  • You have animals entering your home through your chimney.
  • It looks like there is a lot of soot or creosote glaze built up in the chimney or fireplace, or that your chimney is otherwise dirty.

These are just a few of the red flags that could be causing problems for your fireplace. Some of these issues are more serious than others, but they all merit prompt fireplace repairs in Sydney. At Anglo Master Chimney Sweeps, we can clean or repair your chimney and fireplace. We can also add new structures like a chimney cap or cowl to block rainfall and wind. Call us on (02) 9369 4889 to learn more about what we do or to make an appointment for us to come and inspect your fireplace.