Chimney Liner Inspection & Installation
What’s the condition of your chimney liner? If you’re like most homeowners, you’re not exactly sure – and that’s okay, as long as your liner is in excellent condition. If your chimney liner is damaged, contact our chimney repair experts.
National Chimney Service provides complete chimney liner inspections and the installation of new liners for our customers throughout Morris County NJ and Fairfield County CT including Bridgeport CT, Jefferson NJ, Stamford CT, Morristown NJ, and other local cities and towns.
Why Your Chimney Liner Should Be Inspected Yearly
Whether you have a stainless steel liner or one built from clay tiles or a poured-in-place compound, it’s going to have a lifespan. Different materials will provide different lengths of service, but at one point, all are subject to damage from fires, infiltrating water, plain old age, or other causes.
By having our crew perform a visual inspection as well as a chimney video inspection, you’ll be able to learn of early signs of wear and damage and get the issue resolved before a major repair or rebuilding project is necessary.
The Purpose of Your Chimney Liner
Chimney liners serve as the first lines of defense against fires, smoke, and combustion toxins that could negatively affect the interior chimney masonry and adjacent building materials of your home.
Liners also are (or should be) sized to provide the exact amount of drafting space needed to efficiently channel smoke from the appliance they’re connected to into the outside air.
Furnaces and Hot Water Heaters Have to be Vented Properly
Many times we find that a new furnace may be venting directly into a chimney liner that is not adequate to handle the new appliance. It is very important to be sure that the furnace vents CO2 properly and safely. Hot water heaters can add moisture to the venting scenario which can cause deterioration. We can check all of your venting and be sure things are up to code and working properly.
When the Liner Is Damaged
A broken, cracked, or otherwise damaged chimney liner can lead to several dangerous situations including:
- Fire passing through the liner and igniting walls, insulation, flooring, or other materials in the home
- Damaged masonry, which can result in widespread water leaks and structural damage
- A chimney structure that leans to one side and possibly collapses
- The seepage of deadly carbon monoxide and other harmful flue gases into living spaces within the home
New Chimney Liner Installation
If our technicians uncover problems with your flue liner, we’ll recommend either replacing it with a powerful new stainless steel liner or applying a liner coating system that will alleviate the problem.
When we install new liners, we make sure that they’re the exact size to safely draft your fireplace. We test the entire system before signing off on it so you’ll have the peace of mind that comes from knowing the job was done right.
For liner replacement projects, we always recommend 316 UL Listed stainless steel liners because their performance is among the very best in the industry. These liners carry a lifetime warranty to give you even more peace of mind.
Schedule a Chimney Inspection along with a Professional Chimney Sweep
Most homeowners who use wood-burning fireplaces like to schedule annual chimney inspections at the same time they have a chimney sweep clean their chimney. The technicians at National Chimney Service perform both jobs and can make any chimney repairs needed if we turn up signs of damage or malfunction.
Increase the safety and performance of your chimney and fireplace system with a thorough flue liner inspection and repair or new liner installation. Speak with a venting expert today in New Jersey at (973) 270-9295 or in Connecticut at (203) 614-9765.