Providing Chimney Service to Northwest Arkansas & the River Valley since 1983

Have you been noticing bad smells entering your home from your fireplace and chimney? We get how frustrating this can be, which is why the experts here at Top Hat Chimney & Roofing are here to help you out. Learn more about why these smells might be occurring, then schedule an appointment with our team, so that we can help you resolve the issue. Our crew is ready to have your back every step of the way.

Excess Creosotewoman smelling something bad

Creosote is a substance that will build up in your chimney as you light fires and, unfortunately, it brings with it an unpleasant smell. The more creosote you have, the worse the odors will become. During the humid summer days when your air conditioning is cranked up, it may worsen still. When comes to getting rid of this creosote smell, have the chimney professionally swept.

Our experts can get this done for you, ensuring your system stays free from creosote its odors. By getting this maintenance out of the way now, you avoid the unpleasant smells. This also makes your chimney safe for use this fall! Talk with our team today, so we can get your appointment booked.


Downdrafts are another big cause of bad smells creeping into your home. How can you prevent these? We suggest investing in a chimney cap. Some homeowners find themselves with a damaged, poorly installed cap, or lacking one in general. By having a quality chimney cap put in by a team of certified professionals, you can work to eliminate those smelly downdrafts.

Chimney caps are also a must when it comes to keeping out water, and they prevent animal entry and debris buildup, as well. To top it off, they will stop stray sparks and embers from landing on your roof and potentially catching it on fire. If you would like to get one installed, don’t hesitate to speak with our team today.

Animals & Buildup

Finally, having animals or excess debris in your system can easily cause bad smells to form. If the critters that enter your chimney pass away, or leave behind feces, you’ll be dealing with a big mess. Again, having a chimney cap installed will make a big difference. Just be sure all the creatures are out before having it done, and remember that some species, like the chimney swift, are protected by law and cannot be removed.

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By having your chimney problems addressed now, during spring and summer, you give our sweeps ample time to handle any issues well before burning season starts back up again. There’s no time to lose, so get in touch with our team right away!