Need to get a handle on your fireplace damper? CSIA can help!. We want to help you get a handle on your damper, one of the most misunderstood features of your fireplace, but so vital. If the damper is not functioning correctly or if it's closed, you've got a situation on your hands that may lead to a smoky room at best and a fire hazard at worst. The damper is a hinged metal plate or valve used to seal the fireplace when it is not in use. This video features us getting a handle on five different types of dampers,
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