Own a Home in Orange Park? Choose Hudson Chimney for Your Fireplace & Chimney Repair Services

For over 40 years, we’ve proudly provided quality fireplace repair & chimney sweep services to the residents of Orange Park, Fleming Island, Middleburg, Green Cove Springs, Penney Farms, Palatka, Crescent City, Starke, Keystone Heights, Lake Butler, and many towns nearby. Not sure if we service your area? Give us a call today!

Orange Park may be one of the smaller towns in the greater Jacksonville area, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have as much fun as our big-city neighbors. See a show at the Thrasher-Horne Center or get in a game of volleyball at Clarke House Park. When the weather is nice and sunny, venture down to the Orange Park Farmers’ & Arts Market – voted the best Farmers’ Market in Northeast Florida – for homemade crafts and locally sourced food.

And on the days when your social battery might be running low and you opt to spend time at home, you don’t have to sacrifice the entertainment. Queue up your favorite podcast and settle in for some downtime by the fireplace.

…if it’s working, that is. Nothing can ruin a relaxing evening like smoke billowing out of the fireplace and overtaking the room. When that happens, you can turn to Hudson Chimney to get to the bottom of the problem. We’re your one-stop shop for all things chimney and fireplace. Reach out to us online or call us at 904-842-3762.

We Provide All-Around Care For Your Fireplace & Chimney

Other chimney companies can diagnose a problem but aren’t equipped to handle it. Why go through the hassle of jumping from one company to the next when you can rely on Hudson Chimney to do it all? From chimney services to fireplace installations, we can take care of everything. Our service list includes:

Why Is Smoke Coming From My Fireplace?

A smoky fireplace isn’t only a big nuisance, it’s dangerous to your health. Wood smoke has fine particles and harmful pollutants that aren’t good for your upper respiratory system when inhaled. Your chimney is designed to redirect these toxins out of your home, but if something is wrong, the smoke has nowhere to go and will back up into your living space instead.

What triggers a smoky chimney? Let’s look at some common causes: 

  • The damper is closed. It happens to all of us – you had a momentary brain lapse and forgot to open the damper before starting a fire. Open it up and you should be good to go.
  • The creosote buildup is out of control. Creosote is a natural byproduct of burning wood. It builds up in your chimney over time and can impede airflow and proper ventilation.
  • You’re using unseasoned or green wood. Green and unseasoned wood has a high moisture content that produces more smoke (and creosote). Try switching to a seasoned hardwood like maple or oak.
  • There is a blockage. There are a number of things that can clog your chimney and block smoke from getting out – twigs, leaves, old insulation, and even critters. An annual chimney sweep can keep your chimney clear of debris.
  • There is negative air pressure. Modern homes are tightly sealed which can affect the air pressure in your home. Trying opening a window to promote better airflow.
  • The chimney is cold. We don’t have many cold fronts in Orange Park, but a sudden dip in temperatures could be a shock to your chimney. On chillier days, preheat your chimney by burning some newspaper before starting a full fire.

Call Us To Fix Your Smoky Fireplace

If you can’t use your fireplace because it’s too smoky, reach out to Hudson Chimney. We’ll dispatch one of our knowledgeable chimney technicians to complete an inspection and figure out the cause. Call us now at 904-842-3762 or book an appointment online. Don’t let a smoky chimney keep you from enjoying your fireplace.


In addition to all the other benefits of living in Keystone Heights, FL, you can count on our dependable, professional chimney services in this valued service community.