In Need of Chimney Relining Services? Our Trustworthy Techs Can Help
The liner plays a big role in both how well and how safely your system operates. Which is why trusting in a qualified, experienced, and well-educated crew of chimney techs is a must. Our crew would be happy to guide you through your relining options, and we can answer any questions you have along the way as well.
What Is a Chimney Liner?
The liner of your flue is the piece installed along the inner walls of the chimney. Its main purpose is to help direct the byproducts of combustion safely outdoors, keeping them from entering your home or damaging your chimney in the process. According to the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA), “the installation of flue lining has been recommended since the early part of this century, and indeed, most fire codes now mandate liners.”
What do they do exactly? Chimney liners…
- …protect your home and woodwork from catching on fire. In fact, testing has shown that fire can spread through your chimney and into your home within only a matter of hours if the chimney is unlined.
- …protect your masonry. The corrosive gases your system produces will break down your bricks and mortar in a hurry if they’re left vulnerable.
- …extend the life of your chimney. The better protected your system is, the longer (and more efficiently) it will run – simple as that.
- …keep your family safer. We’ve already mentioned the risk of fire, but having an unlined chimney also increases the chances of hazardous fumes – like carbon monoxide – entering your home, too.
- …increase efficiency. A well-fitted and properly installed liner helps direct fumes and smoke safely and efficiently up and out of your home. This keeps you safer and it ensures your system runs better, too.
Unfortunately, it’s all too common for systems to 1) have a poorly installed liner in place, 2) have a liner that’s broken down, or 3) not have a liner in place at all. If this is the case for you, get our techs on the job ASAP.
What Happens If I Use an Unlined Chimney?
So, what happens if the problems with your liner (or lack thereof) are ignored? Well, you increase your risk of experiencing fires and carbon monoxide exposure, up the chances of smoke entering your home, and you’ll probably face some significant damage to your chimney system too.
Basically, the costs associated with relining are well worth it when you consider how much you save on repairs – or even potentially a rebuild – down the line.
Bottom line? Never vent into an unlined chimney!
Ask Us About Your Relining Options Today
Depending on the type of system you have, there are actually quite a few options available for someone looking to reline their chimney. Give us a call at 631-738-0005 to go through these, or reach out to us online and we’ll get in touch with you soon.
Cbimney leak repair is one of the more frequent chimney, stove and fireplace repairs we perform, so don’t hesitate to give us a call.