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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

There 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: , , | Comments Off on Reasons to Install a Stainless Steel Chimney Liner

National Fire Prevention Week – October 8-14

When it comes to home ownership, one thing that all owners fear is a fire. A destructive fire can cause the loss of valued possessions, loss of pets, or, as the very worst case scenario, loss of life. It almost doesn’t bear thinking about. However, to not think about it is to not be prepared for such a devastating event. In this case, preparation is your best friend. That’s why October 8-14 is such an important week. It’s National Fire Prevention Week!

Tips to Prevent a House Fire

Although no one is completely safe from a house fire, there are things that you can do to help prevent it. What is the most important? Well, if you have any kind of fire burning appliance, having your chimney inspected and cleaned on a regular basis is vital! What’s just an important? Using a Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) certified chimney sweep, like the ones that work at Chim Cheroo Chimney Service. They have the knowledge and experience to make sure that the creosote level in your chimney is at a low level. In doing this, it helps ensure that no fire risk exists. They’ll also remove all obstructions that could catch a spark and cause a chimney fire. These include things like bird’s nests, dried twigs or leaves, or garbage that may have blown into your chimney.

There are other things that you can do to help prevent fire spreading if you have a fireplace. Some things are fairly obvious! Keep all flammable items like cushions, blankets, toys, books, and magazines away from the immediate area of the fireplace. Even still, there are other things that you can do. One of these is to make sure to clean out the ashes from your fires on a regular basis. Ash levels should be kept to a level of an inch or less. Additionally, using dryer firewood will cause a cleaner burn, and that means less creosote buildup in your chimney.

Make sure you have a working fire extinguisher next to your fireplace; fire extinguishers should also be kept on every level of your home, outside of bedrooms, and in the kitchen. Also, make sure that the batteries are good in your smoke and fire detectors. You can do this by checking them every month and changing them at least once a year.

Plan an Escape Route

Even if you do all these things, there’s no 100% guarantee that you can avoid a house fire. Therefore, make a plan for your family to follow in case there is a fire! This is so everyone is aware of escape routes from every room in the house. Practice getting out of the house if there were a fire on a regular basis. Most importantly, set a place to meet so that you can be sure that everyone is out of the house if there was an actual fire.

Plan to Set Your Mind at Ease

Set a goal to use National Fire Prevention Week as a date to make sure that your house is as safe as you can make it. You’ll rest easy knowing that your family will be kept safe if the worst happens. There’s nothing better than being prepared!

By Don Rhine on October 6th, 2017 | Tagged with: Tags: , , , | Comments Off on National Fire Prevention Week – October 8-14