Your chimney for your fireplace or furnace consists of several components. The most important is the liner. The chimney flue liner has many functions. It protects the adjacent woodwork of your home from stray sparks or flames and allows harmful gases to escape from your home. In addition, it keeps your fireplace or furnace performing as efficiently as possible, as well as protects your brickwork and mortar. Homeowners don’t often realize how important their flue liner is to the safety and health of the home and well being of their family. That is why the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) and the National Fire Protection Association requires that you have your chimney swept and inspected on a yearly basis. A yearly chimney inspection can let you know the condition of your chimney. Also, if any changes have occurred over time.
How Old Is My Chimney?
If your chimney has been around for quite some time, you may not even have a liner at all! In this case. If this is the case, it is extremely dangerous to run your fireplace or furnace unit. The staff at Clean Sweep of Anne Arundel County is more than qualified to get you where you need to be.
Has My Liner Faced Damage?
Have you faced lightning storms, chimney fires, water damage, excessive creosote exposure or acid exposure? If so, this can cause your liner to deteriorate at a more rapid pace. With our internal digital inspection camera our CSIA certified staff can evaluate your liner to assess for cracks, missing mortar joints, holes or missing liner and provide you with the best solution for proceeding forward.
Am I Thinking About Updating My System?
Are you are installing a wood stove in your masonry fireplace? Perhaps installing a new oil furnace or gas furnace? In order for the appliance to operate efficiently and perform correctly, you want to make sure the flue is sized properly. Liners come in all types of materials and sizes. However, if not installed by a well trained chimney professional your system will not perform as efficiently or properly as it should.
Turn To Us!
Damage, age, and even improper sizing are all issues that could cause your liner to struggle. At Clean Sweep of Anne Arundel County, our staff is CSIA trained and certified. This means we are all up to date on all the latest solutions on all your chimney liner needs. We will be able to evaluate your chimney and ensure that you have the proper liner for your specific type of chimney. Let us resize, replace, or install a chimney liner and make your chimney healthy!