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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 Don Rhine on March 13th, 2019 | Tagged with: Tags: , , | Comments Off on Does Your Chimney Need Relining?

Time to Schedule a Chimney Inspection

Although it seems as though the new year has just begun, it’s already time to rip one page off the calendar and look to the Valentine’s Day holiday! Who can believe that we’re already a month into 2019? It seems as though we were just celebrating the new year, and now it’s time to break out the chocolate and roses and celebrate those you hold nearest to your heart. There’s nothing more romantic than an elegant dinner for two in front of a crackling fire. If you have a family, how about a special meal followed by roasting marshmallows over the snapping flames in your fireplace? There are so many special ways to celebrate and make precious memories! The quickly approaching holiday is just another reminder of how time flies, and that it’s never too early to schedule your annual chimney inspection! Chim Cheroo Chimney Service Inc is excited to get you on the calendar so that you can have your chimney cleaned early in the spring and get it crossed off your springtime to-do list.

Spend Valentine's Day in front of a safe fireplace
Spend Valentine’s Day in front of a safe fireplace with a chimney inspection!

Why A Yearly Inspection is Important

You may be wondering if it’s really so important to have your chimney inspected annually. According to the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA), it definitely is. If you have your chimney inspected annually, it’ll be an easy process for us to come in and look around, make sure that everything is running properly and that there is no obvious damage or obstructions, and get rid of any creosote buildup. If, however, you’ve not been as diligent about having your chimney cleaned annually, we may have to do a more thorough inspection. If this is the case, we’ll use our video equipment to take a closer look at the interior of your chimney, looking for cracks and chips in your flue liner, excessive creosote buildup, or even damage from an undetected chimney fire.

Flue Liner

Your flue liner is an important part of your chimney’s anatomy. It protects your chimney from the corrosive effects of wood smoke and also protects the combustibles in your home from the heat of your fire. If this liner has chips or cracks in it, your home is not as protected as it should be. This is just one of the things that the professionals from Chim Cheroo Chimney Service will be looking for when we come in to do your annual inspection.

Creosote Buildup

We’ll also check out the level of creosote that has built up in your chimney. The Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) states that as little as an eighth of an inch of creosote on the interior of your chimney is enough to catch a spark and cause a major chimney fire.

Call Today

These are just a few of the things that we’ll be looking for when we come in to do your annual inspection and cleaning. It’s not too early to make an appointment for your annual cleaning, so give Chim Cheroo Chimney Service a call today!

By Don Rhine on February 12th, 2019 | Tagged with: Tags: , , | Comments Off on Time to Schedule a Chimney Inspection