Chimney Flue Liner Repair Is All About Safety, Efficiency, and Less Pollutant Emissions
Chimney flue liner repair, replacement, and installation are the go-to options when you have a deteriorated or damaged chimney liner. Many times, homeowners don’t see the need for the flue liner repair or replacement until they either see the damage during an internal digital scan or the symptoms become too obvious for them to ignore any longer. But any amount of damage can pose a serious threat to the safety and efficiency of your chimney system. When it comes to the liner of your chimney, our recommendations are about keeping you and your family safe. By using an internal evaluation camera when conducting the chimney inspection, we’ll be able to see the entire run of the liner in 360 degrees. This allows us to determine the best suitable restoration solution for your chimney liner.
Reasons to Repair or Replace a Flue Liner:
- To address damage to the chimney liner caused by a chimney fire, water damage, lightning strikes, or simple settling of the home.
- To upgrade older chimneys which were constructed without chimney liners. This is incredibly important for the safety, efficiency and enjoyment of your system.
- To replace worn, deteriorated liners that may allow smoke, creosote, or condensation to seep through the chimney walls.
- To upgrade the chimney for a new appliance (for example: converting from oil to gas heat). Not all flue liner materials are made for use with all fuel types.
- To properly size the flue. Chimney flues often need to be resized to perform properly. If an over-sized fireplace flue is used to vent a wood stove, excessive creosote and tar glaze may result. Additionally, the wood stove will not perform as well as it should if the flue is too big or too small.
As you can see, there are many reasons for relining a chimney and they are not all because of needed repairs. There are still many chimney systems that are operating without liners. Codes and standards are clear that all chimney systems should be lined. For safety and efficiency reasons, an unlined chimney needs to be brought up to code by having a liner installed. If not, the creosote, smoke, and debris of combustion will accumulate on the chimney walls and dangerous combustion gases could escape into the home. There is also great potential for a quick-spreading chimney or house fire.
Chimney Flue Liner with Cracks in Flue Tiles
Cerfractory Flue Sealant Restoration of Chimney Flue Liner
Stainless Steel Chimney Liner
Installing a Stainless Steel Flue Liner
Installing a Flue Liner for a Wood Stove Insert
- getting the fire lit
- keeping the fire going
- smoke & draft
- clearance to combustibles
The bottom line is that oil and gas furnaces, fireplaces, and wood stoves are fine-tuned appliances — when treated well, they will give you a lifetime of pleasure and enjoyment. Unfortunately, when not properly cared for, they can be a real threat. Our job is to help you with the details, so you can get the most enjoyment out of your system.
To have your liner repaired, replaced, or inspected, simply call on Clean Sweep of Anne Arundel County. We’ll take great care of you and your home. Prefer to schedule online? Click here!