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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?

Why We Use HeatShield

Your fireplace has many parts that help keep it safe and efficient to burn a fire. The damper system can opens up the passageway to your chimney. This keeps smoke out of your home. Or, you can keep the cold air out of your home during times when there is no fire burning. The smoke chamber compresses the smoke and guides it into the chimney without allowing a backdraft to occur. Another important part of your chimney is the chimney liner.

Purpose of the Chimney Liner

There are three main purposes that your chimney liner holds:

  • it keeps the brick and mortar of your chimney protected from the negative effects of the corrosive released in smoke.
  • it keeps the flammable items that surround your fireplace safe from the possibility of fire from the heat of the chimney.
  • the damper helps with efficiency because it makes your chimney the correct size for getting byproducts of your fire out through your chimney and allowing enough draft for your fire to burn properly. If your liner is correctly sized, it will also help keep creosote buildup down.

How To Determine if Your Chimney Needs Relining

Because your chimney liner is such an important part of your chimney system, it’s important that you make sure that it is in good working condition. The problem is, this isn’t so easy to determine on your own. At Chim-Cheroo Chimney Service, we have the know-how, the experience, and the equipment to check out your chimney system and make sure that it is not cracking, breaking, or in some cases, even nonexistent! We can use video equipment to get right in and see what condition your chimney liner is in and then make recommendations as to whether your lining needs to be replaced.

Types of Chimney Lining

The type of liner you have can be determined by different things. If you have a chimney that has an offset flue, you’ll want to use a flexible liner or one that has angles to conform to the angles of your chimney. For a straight up-and-down chimney, you can use a rigid metal liner. For a chimney that gets lots of use, a clay tile chimney liner is an excellent option. Clay liners can last up to 50 years or more, so for long-lasting durability, this is the way to go. Many older homes already have clay tile liners.

Clay liners can get cracks, however, and this is why we use HeatShield. HeatShield is a product that can be used to seal cracks or resurface clay tile liners. Before this product was developed, if your clay liners cracked or had holes, the best option was to reline your chimney. But using HeatShield allows you to keep your clay tile liner. It ensures that your chimney’s interior is protected from the effects of burning a fire. Here at Chim-Cheroo Chimney Service, we have been trained in using this terrific product and would love to help you seal up any cracks in your clay tile liner.

By Don Rhine on January 10th, 2018 | Tagged with: Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Why We Use HeatShield