Did you notice your chimney functioning less efficiently as 2018 came to a close? Then, maybe it’s time to start the new year off right with a new flue liner! If your liner isn’t in good shape, you may start experiencing issues with your fireplace. A faulty liner also puts you at risk for serious problems, which can put your family and home in danger. Don’t take any chances. Count on us to get the job done right for you!
Get Your Inspection Scheduled
First, you’ll need to schedule an inspection with our CSIA certified team. This gives us the opportunity to see how your flue is currently operating and what repairs it needs. If we discover that relining work is necessary, we’ll be able to get a start on things right away. If not, we can move forward with whatever repairs are necessary for getting your system back to top efficiency!
Relining Your Flue
If your flue liner is cracked, crumbling, rusted, or broken down, then a new liner is necessary to guarantee a safer and more efficient chimney. Depending on the type of appliance you operate and the type of fuel you use, we will reline your system with the appropriate equipment.
We offer terra cotta clay tiles, aluminum, or stainless steel relining options. While more expensive than the others, stainless steel is typically the popular choice, due to its long-lasting durability and its versatility as it can be used with any type of fuel. This means, should you change fuel types down the line, you won’t have to worry about what your liner is made out of.
Functions of Your Flue
So, why is a well-working flue so important? Well, there are a few reasons. First of all, your chimney liner protects your home from the intense heat that your fireplace produces. When you burn a fire in a system that isn’t properly lined, the high temperatures could trigger a fire in your home within a few hours! That’s a very unsettling thought.
An unlined flue also makes your brickwork and mortar more vulnerable to deterioration. As the acidic flue gases are given easy access to your masonry, and the fumes wear down your structure, your home becomes vulnerable to gas leaks. This puts you and your loved ones at the risk of carbon monoxide exposure.
Finally, a properly lined flue leads to increased efficiency. You deserve to get the most from your appliance, so call us in today. We still have a lot of winters ahead of us, so pick up the phone and get in touch with our sweeps today!