Chimney Liner Installation and Repair
How do you know if you need a new chimney liner or a chimney flue tile repair? After serving Columbus, Ohio and the surrounding areas for forty (40) years, allow us to answer your questions and help make your home as safe and efficient as possible. What is a chimney liner? A chimney liner, or flue, is the inner portion of a chimney that contains and vents the products of combustion. For a chimney liner to work properly, it must be free from punctures, cracks, or damage of any kind.
Listed below are the most conventional reasons you may need a new chimney liner or chimney flue tile:
1. Prevents Overheating of the Chimney and Prolongs Its Lifespan
A chimney liner protects the chimneys masonry and joints from the heat of the fire. It also protects the chimney from the corrosion that can be caused by the acidic flue gases that emit from the fire. By preventing overheating and corrosion, a chimney liner ensures a longer life for your chimney. A chimney that does not have a liner installed is constantly exposed to the gases, heat and smoke from the fire. Over time, these components erode the structure of the chimney which could result in gas leaks, higher chances of fire and energy losses.
2. Reduces Chances of a Fire
A chimney liner provides a strong lining inside the chimney that forms a barrier between the fire and the chimney and its surrounding materials. Woodwork and other structures in your home can easily catch fire if they are overheated. Consequently, a chimney liner is vital in the prevention of chimney fires that occur as a result of overheating in the chimney.
3. Improves Energy Efficiency
A chimney liner promotes better energy efficiency because it helps the fire to burn brighter while minimizing loss of heat. It helps in maintaining an optimal air flow within the chimney. The need for adding fuel is reduced, and as a result, you can save significant amounts of energy each year.
4. Available in Flexible or Rigid Materials
Metal chimney liners made of stainless steel. They are resistant to problems such as cracks and heat damage, which may be seen in clay and concrete chimney liners.
5. Prevents Toxic Gases Indoors
A fireplace can produce deadly gases such as carbon monoxide as a result of incomplete combustion. It is very important that you ensure that all such toxic gases are safely routed out of your home. In the absence of a chimney liner, these gases have a high chance of leaking back indoors and causing severe health problems in the inhabitants of the household. Severe carbon monoxide poisoning can be fatal. A chimney liner provides a safe outlet for the combustion gases that are produced as a result of the fire and efficiently exhausts these gases out of your home.
6. Reduces Soot and Creosote Buildup
A chimney liner effectively reduces the buildup of soot and creosote within the chimney. These substances are highly flammable and difficult to clean. Chimney liners further enhance safety and simplify chimney maintenance.
Time after time, chimney maintenance is neglected and chimneys only get serviced once an issue has occurred. Contact us today to discuss your needs, answer questions and to receive a FREE ESTIMATE.
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