A blocked or damaged flue liner can impact your chimney’s performance and put your family at risk of a chimney fire. The licensed and insured experts at National Chimney Service provide chimney liner repairs, maintenance, and chimney cleaning throughout Somerset County, NJ, including the communities and townships of Bradley Gardens NJ, Watchung NJ, Warren NJ, Bernardsville NJ, Bedminster NJ, and townships in between.
Chimney and Flue Liner Inspections
If you’re a homeowner that relies on a fireplace or wood burning stove to keep you warm during winter, you should know how crucial it is to schedule annual chimney inspections and maintenance. When people think about a chimney inspection, they think about a visual assessment of the external structure, but not the flue liner.
The flue liner is one of the most important safety components of your chimney because it prevents the chimney’s masonry materials from overheating and corrosion caused by the hot gases coming from the fire. The liner also encourages proper ventilation, making your fire burn more efficiently.
If you can’t remember the last time you’ve had a flue liner inspection or chimney cleaning, call one of our experts today. Our technicians are highly trained, fully licensed, and certified to detect minor issues like flue blockages, cracks, and creosote buildup that not only impact your chimney’s performance but put you at greater risk of a chimney fire.
Signs of Flue Liner Damage
Extreme heat from your fire causes your flue liner to wear out over time, but other factors contribute to damage, including:
Deterioration caused by acidic gases
Wrong size for your fireplace or stove
The problem with flue liner damage is that it’s difficult to spot for the average homeowner, even if you know what you’re looking for. And in some cases, the damage isn’t obvious unless you have the training to spot it, which is why you need a certified pro to do the job.
Flue Liner Blockage
Most homeowners in Somerset County, NJ know how dangerous creosote buildup is, but don’t realize that there are other hazards that can block the flue, putting them at risk.Your flue is designed specifically for your fireplace for proper venting and performance. So, when the passage becomes narrowed or blocked, it impedes drafting and can cause smoke and carbon monoxide to flow back into your home. If your chimney isn’t protected by a cap, it’s possible for leaves, twigs, and debris to fall in and block the flue. Finally, our fine, feathered friends find the flue an ideal place to set up their homes; we find bird nests in many chimneys throughout the area.
Expert Chimney Liner Repair
Our crews regularly perform chimney liner inspection and repairs for customers in Bridgewater Township NJ, Somerville NJ, Bound Brook NJ, Hillsborough Township NJ, and the surrounding towns and areas and find early signs of damage or blockages, so we can repair them quickly and keep your family safe.
Experts recommend annual chimney inspection, cleaning, and maintenance to ensure that your fireplace and chimney run safely and efficiently for the entire season.
Don’t put your family at risk by using unqualified, uninsured, handymen or novices for chimney inspection and repairs; trust the certified experts at National Chimney Service.
Our professionals have years of training and hands-on experience to do the job right the first time. Call us today to schedule an appointment at (973) 270-9295.
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Our pros have to know what they’re doing when they put their heads up a chimney and to do that, chimney sweeps obtain specialized training and have years of experience in the field.