Are you changing the features of your fireplace or switching fuel types? Or maybe you’ve realized that something in your chimney is broken and not functioning? A new liner is your answer to resolve issues and give you the results you need from your appliance. When it comes to keeping your home and family safe, having a well-functioning liner is vital. Fall is upon us and soon temperatures will drop. If you’re ready to start lighting fires, then there is no time to lose! Contact our team right away!
DANGERS OF A BAD LINER
So, what happen if your liner is in bad shape? Well, first of all, your home will be at a high risk for fire. The chimney liner works hard to seal the inside of your chimney, so the heat and flames cannot escape and catch flammable materials on fire. When a chimney liner is not in place, it may only be a matter of hours before parts of your house are exposed to this danger.
Chimney liners also protect your masonry. Your fireplace produces a lot of gases that easily break down your brickwork and mortar. Protection for your chimney with a strong liner is very important for preserving the health of your entire system. If these materials are exposed and start to deteriorate, then you’ll find yourself with countless cracks, holes, and pathways through which carbon monoxide is able to escape into your home.
Carbon monoxide is impossible to detect, and it can lead to death or serious illness when not treated promptly. Unfortunately, many don’t know it’s in their home until it’s too late. Minimizing the risk of exposure by installing detectors throughout your home.
Finally, a correctly fitted liner helps to guarantee proper airflow, which minimizes creosote accumulation. Creosote is harmful in many ways as it breaks down your system and increases the likelihood of a chimney fire. Bad air flow also leads to clogs and build up, which then forces harmful smoke, fumes and gases back into the home where they can cause significant health problems.
FINDING THE RIGHT OPTION FOR YOU
There are different materials that can be used to reline your chimney, and what you need may vary based on your fuel type. Stainless steel, aluminum, and clay tiles are used to line chimneys, but many of our customers go with the stainless steel option because of its durability.
If you’re uncertain about the condition of your flue, call us today to schedule your annual inspection. Our experts can take a look at your system and assess where any extra maintenance is required before burning season.