how to rid living room of smoky smell?
Last year we bought a ranch built in the late 1950s. Fireplace is wood burning in living room with no attached screen/doors. We came home to warm weather last weekend and noticed the return of the smoky odor in the living room. We noticed the same odor (not as strong) last August when we moved in, but it pretty much dissipated during the fall and through the winter and spring up until this weekend. So warm weather is obviously a trigger. We had roaring fires about 3 times/wk during winter. The chimney was last cleaned in Mar 2006 so that an inspection could be completed. Will another chimney cleaning solve the problem?