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How to troubleshoot and repair chimney and fireplace dampers.

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Damper inspection and repair is an important part of maintaining a safe and efficient HVAC system and should be done regularly to ensure the system is working properly.


A neglected fireplace damper, in need of repair and cleaning.
This fireplace damper is so clogged up, it's like it's trying to keep the smoke in!

Damper inspection and repair is an important part of maintaining a safe and efficient HVAC system. Inspecting the damper for any visible signs of damage or corrosion is the first step in troubleshooting and repairing the damper.

If there is any damage, it should be repaired or replaced before attempting to troubleshoot and repair the damper. It is also important to check the damper for proper operation, debris or blockages, loose or missing parts, rust or corrosion, air leaks, and cracks or gaps. If any of these issues are present, they should be addressed before attempting to repair the damper.


8 things you should check while inspecting your damper:


1. Inspect the damper for any visible signs of damage or corrosion. If there is any damage, it should be repaired or replaced before attempting to troubleshoot and repair the damper.


2. Check the damper for proper operation. Open and close the damper several times to make sure it is working properly. If the damper is not opening and closing properly, it may need to be adjusted or lubricated.


3. Inspect the damper for any debris or blockages that may be preventing it from operating correctly. Remove any debris or blockages that may be present.


4. Check the damper for any loose or missing parts. If any parts are missing or loose, they should be replaced or tightened.


5. Inspect the damper for any rust or corrosion that may be present. If there is rust or corrosion, it should be removed and the damper should be treated with a rust inhibitor.


6. Check the damper for any air leaks. If there are any air leaks, they should be sealed with a high-temperature sealant.


7. Inspect the damper for any cracks or gaps. If there are any cracks or gaps, they should be sealed with a high-temperature sealant.


8. Test the damper for proper operation. Open and close the damper several times to make sure it is working properly. If the damper is still not operating correctly, it may need to be replaced.



 



Once all of these issues have been addressed, the damper should be tested for proper operation. If the damper is still not operating correctly, it may need to be replaced.



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Some Before & After images of dampers that we gave them some love.