We’ve all been at one moment or another to the wrong side of someone else’s morning breath. Morning breath is a fairly good indicator that somebody must clean their teeth.

It is this same powerful principle at play when a householder encounters “masonry breath.” Masonry Breath is a market phrase for the odor given off by the creosote that builds up in a chimney during the home-heating season. In this case, it is top it’s not dissimilar to the moist scent of a cavern, and the heat and humidity of summer often make the smell worse.

But unlike someone’s morning breathing, which just tends to make people a little uneasy, the smell of masonry breath might be an index of bigger problems.

As an example, the build-up that triggers the odor is a serious fire hazard that could trigger the next time a fireplace fire is built by you or turn in your property home heating.

There’s also the problem of air flow. For the fireplace breath scent to fill your home, air is going down the fireplace rather than upwards. This inverse flow may suggest that gases that are harmful may be burning into your home instead of escaping up the chimney as they’re assumed to.

Your CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep is educated before it becomes a pain, to remove masonry breathing, or, worse, a threat to property and lives.

There’s certainly no better time compared to the summer as well as spring months each fall to schedule your masonry inspection ahead of the large interest in seasonal sweep solutions.