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Restore Your Chimney With A Relining

One of the great thing about your chimney is that it’s a fairly easy system to figure out. It’s a firebox on the inside of the house where you build your fire with a brick and mortar hollow tube. The chimney attached, which allows the smoke from the fire to flow outward. Granted, there are a few more components that make the system work more safely and efficiently.

The damper is part of this, and it is located at the base of the chimney and can be opened to allow air in to help your fire burn hotter while allowing the smoke to leave. There’s also the chimney crown, which keeps rain from falling along the joint where the chimney meets the roof. There is also the chimney cap, which keeps rain, animals, and birds out of your chimney while allowing smoke to leave. And most importabtly, there is your chimney liner. What is it and what does it do? We would like to tell you a little more about the function of it below.

Role of the Chimney Liner

a masonry chimney with blue skyThe earliest chimneys were as described above: brick and mortar. However, overtime it was discovered that smoke from a fire has a harmful effect on the mortar, and so the idea to line the chimney with a stainless steel liner came about. This solution was so wonderful that many states require that a chimney flue liner to be installed.

There are three reasons to install a chimney liner. First, smoke can have a corrosive effect on the brick and mortar of the chimney. This creates a dangerous situation because cracks in the mortar allow gases released during combustion to filter back into your home. One of the gases is carbon monoxide. This is an odorless, colorless gas which can cause serious health effects such as nausea, dizziness, fatigue, and, if left undetected, lead to loss of consciousness and even death.

Another reason a chimney liner is so important is that it keep the combustible items that are inside your home and by your fireplace from getting too hot. According to CSIA, if a chimney is left unlined, heat can get through to cause woodwork to catch fire in as little as 3 ½ hours. Having a chimney liner that fits properly also keep your fireplace running more efficiently. This also helps to keep your energy bills down.

Let Us Help You

Chim Cheroo Chimney Service has been installing stainless steel liners for over 20 years, and we are here to help you. If you need a new chimney liner, give us a call today at 419-752-2231 to get started!

By Don Rhine on October 26th, 2018 | Tagged with: Tags: , , | Leave a Comment

We Carry Reputable Brands Such as Osburn and Regency

There are times when it’s fine to buy off-brand products. Store brand cereals can be just fine. If you need a watch for everyday wear, it’s probably okay to buy a discount store brand. Some people lose their sunglasses a lot, and buying several pairs of cheap sunglasses just makes sense. But there are products that it’s better to just go ahead and get the best quality available. If you want a car that’s going to last, buy quality. The same can be true for furniture or carpeting for your home. Quality lasts. At Chim Cheroo Chimney Service, we believe in carrying the top quality brands with a reputation for long-lasting durability.

Looking To Make An Upgrade?

If you’ve been thinking about making an upgrade to your fireplace, whether because your old system is looking outdated or because you’ve had problems with your current system, give us a call. Our employees have the knowledge and the experience to help you choose the right product for your home. The same is true if you’re looking to replace your old wood stove. Perhaps you don’t currently own a wood stove, but you like the idea of the supplemental heat source through a long Ohio winter. Sometimes just that little extra is needed to heat the family room while keeping the heat turned low in the rest of the house. Again, at Chim Cheroo Chimney Service, our professional staff are the people to turn to to help guide you in the decision making process.

Did you know that if your wood stove or fireplace isn’t working efficiently, creosote will build up more quickly? Creosote, that nasty substance that builds up as smoke is released from your wood fire, builds upon the interior of your chimney the more you use your fireplace or wood stove. This is an extremely flammable substance that at even as little as an eighth of an inch of buildup can catch stray embers from your fire and cause a dangerous chimney fire. If you believe that your fireplace system needs an update, give Chim Cheroo Chimney Service Inc a call today at 419-752-2231.

Top Name Brands

At Chim Cheroo Chimney Service, we believe that only the best is good enough for our customers. We work hard to provide the best service available, and we demand the same high quality of the products we sell. That’s why we sell only the top brands, such as Osburn and Regency. Modern wood-burning appliances are so much more streamlined and efficient than old stoves were that it will pay to invest in a new system. When you combine the top-of-the-line service offered by the employees at Chim Cheroo Chimney Service with the quality of the products we sell, you can be sure that you’ll be 100% satisfied with the final look and performance of your new wood-burning appliance. Give us a call soon and you’ll enjoy warmth and comfort all winter long.

By Don Rhine on October 12th, 2018 | Tagged with: Tags: , , , , | Leave a Comment