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Reasons to Install a Stainless Steel Chimney Liner

What is the purpose of a chimney liner? Why does your chimney even need a liner? After all, bricks and mortar are tough materials, right?However, there are still damaging substances after your chimney system. One of the greatest danger is precipitation. One solution is to have your chimney waterproofed. This will protect the exterior of your chimney, but what about the interior? At Chim Cheroo Chimney Service, we can help you protect both the interior and the exterior of your chimney with the best products in the industry.

Purposes of a Chimney Liner

Reasons to Install a Stainless Steel Chimney Liner - Mansfield OH - Chim CherooThere are many reasons to invest in a chimney liner, but these three main reasons will hopefully convince you too. First, you’ll want a correctly sized flue in your chimney system for the most efficient fireplace. The chimney brings smoke out of your home, but it also generates the draft that makes your fire burn. If your flue is incorrectly sized, you could be getting a high level of creosote buildup, especially if you burn wood. Even worse, you chimney could be producing dangerous amount of carbon monoxide while burning other fuels.

Next, your flue liner protects the belongings inside your home. With the intense heat generated from your fireplace, it’s natural that the byproducts flowing up your chimney are extremely hot, and the heat will transfer through the bricks onto the walls and woodwork that are close to your fireplace. This is a dangerous and potentially fire-causing situation. A chimney liner adds a layer of protection between the fire and your woodwork.

Lastly, the chimney liner is layer protection for your chimney from the chemicals of your fire that could potentially eat away at the mortar of the chimney. If this persists, it can cause structural damage to your chimney and home.

Different Types of Chimney Liners

If you are looking to install a new chimney liner for your chimney system, stainless steel is a great option. Whether you have a wood-burning, gas, or oil appliance, stainless steel can handle it all. It is an extremely durable and long-lasting option, and stainless steel has been approved by CSIA as the safest option when installed by our trained technicians.

At Chim Cheroo Chimney Service, we’ve had over 20 years of experience in installing stainless steel chimney liners. So if you’re looking for a new stainless steel liner, give our certified professionals a call today at 419-752-2231.

By Don Rhine on May 23rd, 2018 | Tagged with: Tags: , , | Leave a Comment

Which Level of Chimney Inspection is Right for You?

When you drive down a gravel road, you’ll want to run your car through the carwash. But that doesn’t necessarily mean you need a complete wax job with an undercarriage cleaning. Sometimes your hair needs a good trimming, but that doesn’t mean you need a complete color and permanent wave. Sometimes just the basics are all you’re looking for. The same is true of chimney inspections. If you know that your chimney has been well-maintained and inspected on at least a yearly basis, you just need the basics. But there are some times that you need more than this, some conditions that need more immediate attention. That’s why there are three levels of inspection available for your chimney needs.

Level One

Which Level of Chimney Inspection is Right for You - Mansfield OH - Chim CherooAs stated above, there are times when all that’s needed is a basic inspection and cleaning. These inspections are necessary if your chimney was cleaned and inspected within the last year. They are also optimal if the level of creosote is normal and if you’ve had no major events within the last year. Major events include a chimney fire or other damage to your chimney. This is the least expensive option, and will just include an inspection of those parts of your chimney that are easily accessible on the outside of your chimney and accessible on the inside.

Level Two

If you decide that you are going to make some changes to your heating system, you’ll want to have a Level 2 inspection. This includes installing a different type of heating appliance or making a change in the flue lining. A Level 2 inspection is also required if you plan on changing ownership of the building.

A Level 2 inspection will be more in-depth than a Level 1. In a Level 2 inspection, we will do a visual inspection  of parts of your chimney that aren’t readily accessible; we’ll do this using special video equipment. We’ll be able to see any damage to the interior of your chimney that would be difficult to see without this equipment. We won’t need to dig into the actual structure of your chimney by taking off any panels at this stage, however. We will, however, be able to get into basements or crawlspaces or other spaces that are harder to get to.

Level Three

If you have had some sort of structural damage, you will want a Level 3 inspection. At this level, we’ll do all the things that you get in Level 1 and Level 2 inspections. In addition, we also tear down the structure for further examination and repairs.

Call Chim Cheroo today!

No matter which level of chimney inspection you may be looking for, the decision of which chimney sweep company to call doesn’t take much thought…call the best at Chim Cheroo Chimney Service! You’ll get expert advice and quality service when you call us in to take care of your inspection and cleaning needs!

By Don Rhine on May 8th, 2018 | Tagged with: Tags: , , | Leave a Comment