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Have a fireplace that has worked for ten years. Recently it has started to leak smoke from the chimney in the upstairs bedroom.

is there a fireplace expert that you could recommend ?

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It's kind of hard to recommend anyone to you when we don't know where you live/ don't live where you do. sorry ! try googling it

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Dallas, Texas
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It depends where you live,but I have the same guy come over every year to to clean and inspect the fireplace before use.

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Dallas, Texas.
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Go online and look for local reviews of chimney sweep.

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That's a bad sign! Don't use it until you get it fixed. I do lots of fire repair work and what you describe can lead to a fire. You didn't say if it's a brick chimney or metal. Either way get it fixed.

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The description you gave indicates a deadly situation. If the smoke is getting in the bedroom so is carbon monoxide. It is heavier than air and will fall down the stairs and in a short period of time put everyone in the house asleep...never to awaken again. Pleas have it repaired before you uses it.

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The chimney cap will be removed and the double liner will most likely be replaced and the cap reinstalled.
GOOD LUCK!
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As suggested find chimney cleaners in your area. We're in Florida and when we get storms off the ocean the wind can pull the termination cap off. The cap is screwed to the flue so when it tears free the sections of flue in the chimney get pulled hard and sometimes seams tear. This allows smoke and deadly CO2 into the home. Repairing this is a lot of work because we've got to get into the wall. The only alternative is to run gas and install a ventless gas log fireplace.

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