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Does Your Chimney Need Relining?

There are some times when it’s pretty clear that you’re having a chimney issue and even what that issue is. If your chimney is smoking too much, there could be several different problems happening. You could have a blockage in the chimney, a closed damper, or uncured wood. Another problem that can happen is leakage. Perhaps your chimney cap or chimney crown has cracks or other damage, or it could be that your mortar is weak or crumbly and needs to be replaced. These are things that can easily be detected by a qualified chimney company like Chim Cheroo Chimney Service Inc

Does your chimney need a relining

Chimney Liner

One thing that you may not think about needing repairs is your chimney liner. In fact, many people don’t know what the purpose of their chimney liner is. It would seem that your chimney is an indestructible structure, but, over time, it can wear down. This can cause problems such as water leaking chimney, causing rust and damage to the interior of your chimney. Even worse, chemicals from your smoke could leak back into your home through the cracks. The solution to this problem is to have a chimney liner installed. This handy piece of equipment plays a threefold purpose, each which is important to protect your home from water damage or heat damage.

First, the chimney liner is a great way to protect the interior mortar of the chimney from precipitation leaking in and the chemicals in smoke from corroding it away. If the mortar is allowed to wear down, it can cause structural damage to your chimney.

Another problem that a good chimney liner can prevent is the damaging effects to the combustibles that are close to your fireplace. Your chimney is a tough line of defense for containing the fire’s heat, but a liner makes it even more effective. A chimney liner’s job is to keep that heat transfer from occurring.

Last, but definitely not least, is the effect that a good-fitting chimney liner can have on your pocketbook. You can save money with a properly fitted liner because a proper liner will make your chimney more efficient.

Call Chim Cheroo Chimney Service Inc

Call Chim Cheroo Chimney Service Inc if your current liner is cracked or damaged. We will give your chimney a thorough inspection, and if you need a new liner, we can set you up with a perfectly fitting liner that will fix things right up. Just give us a call and we can set up an appointment before the spring rush sets in!

By Megan Zeddies on March 13th, 2019 | Tagged with: Tags: , , | Leave a Comment

The Freeze-Thaw Cycle

When it comes to cold weather, Ohioans know what that’s all about. When the cold hits, it feels amazing to be able to just hunker down and cozy in, especially when you have a snapping, crackling fire burning in your fireplace. If you have an outdoor job, then there’s not much that can take the cold out of your toes like this kind of warmth. Not only can the cold seep all the way down to your toes, but it can also do some damage to other things as well. If it gets too cold, your car might not start because the oil gets too thick and the battery doesn’t have as much juice. The cold weather can be hard on your water pipes, and you want to make sure that they stay warm and open. And the cold can be hard on your chimney system as well. 

Freeze-Thaw Cycle

The bricks and mortar that make up your chimney system aren’t as solid as they may appear. Both, but especially the mortar, are porous, and when precipitation falls, it can seep into the pores and settle there. When the temperature begins to fall it causes that moisture to freeze, and when that happens, it expands, causing the surface area to crack in order to accommodate the ice. When it warms up, the ice melts and leaves more room, so that the next time precipitation falls, more sits in the pores, freezes, and expands again, making the pores even bigger. This is an ongoing process, and over time it can cause instability in the structure of the chimney. This is a dangerous situation as it can cause bricks to fall, but even if it doesn’t get to that extent, the cracks in the mortar can make it so that, instead of directing the smoke to exit through the chimney, it will allow the smoke and the dangerous chemicals it contains to get back into your home. This can cause health issues such as coughing, asthma attacks, heart problems, and other lung diseases. 

Call Chim Cheroo Chimney Service Inc

If you’re worried about the damaging effects of the freeze/thaw cycle to your chimney system, then give Chim Cheroo Chimney Service Inc a call and set an appointment to have us come in and give it a good inspection and cleaning. At Chim Cheroo, we’re proud of our Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) certification and our National Chimney Sweep Guild (NCSG) membership. We also know that our excellence in sales and service has earned us an A+ from the Better Business Bureau (BBB). The satisfaction and safety of our customers comes first, so no matter what problems you may have, we’ll make sure you’re 100% satisfied. If you hire Chim Cheroo Chimney Service Inc, the next time you’re sitting in the middle of an Ohio snowstorm, enjoying the warmth of a crackling fire, you’ll be able to relax, knowing everything is safe and sound!

By Don Rhine on February 26th, 2019 | Tagged with: Tags: , | Leave a Comment