Chimney Liner Repairs
Your chimney liner is unquestionably one of the most important components in your chimney system. When a liner is damaged, very serious problems can result.
By keeping on top of chimney liner maintenance, you greatly reduce the chance of widespread and expensive damage to your liner, chimney masonry, and parts of your home adjacent to the chimney/fireplace.
What’s the Difference between a Flue and a Chimney Liner?
The flue is the path through which smoke and combustion gases are channeled by a draft when you use your fireplace. The chimney liner is the protective device or coating that lines the inside of the flue.
What Does a Chimney Liner Do?
Chimney liners have several jobs. This goes for all chimney liners, whether it’s stainless steel, clay tile, and poured-in-place liners, the three types most commonly found in American homes.
- Chimney liners keep intense heat and fiery sparks from damaging the inside of your chimney bricks.
- Chimney liners protect vulnerable building materials of your home from fire and smoke damage.
- Chimney liners move toxic combustion gases such as carbon monoxide out of your chimney and away from your home.
- Chimney liners are sized specifically to provide the optimal capacity to produce a quality draft so smoke rises instead of backing up into your home.
Chimney Liner Repair
Depending on the type of chimney liner you have and the damage it has sustained, one excellent solution is a product called FireGuard Ceramic Resurfacing & Joint Repair System.
This is an advanced product available only to professional chimney repair companies and technicians that creates a super-strong seal over compromised areas within your flue liner.
A special “vibration unit” allows FireGuard to penetrate tight mortar joints and fractures while forming a uniform barrier to keep future smoke and heat away from previously damaged areas within the liner.
FireGuard is an ideal liner repair option for damaged terra cotta liners because they bypass the need to add a new liner over the original tile.
The National Chimney Service team has a variety of methods for dealing with damaged chimney liners. In cases where flue coating isn’t an option or isn’t desired, we’ll install a new correctly sized stainless steel liner that will give you many years of solid performance.
The bottom line with chimney liners: yours needs to be built of a sturdy material or professionally coated to prevent smoke and fire damage and to keep harmful toxins from spreading into your home.
Chimney Liner Inspections
Our crews regularly perform chimney inspections for our customers in Fairfield CT, Dover NJ, Greenwich CT, Rockaway NJ, and all other communities in Morris County and Fairfield County.
This is how we’re able to spot the earliest signs of damage and initiate the right repair work for the job.
Your chimney liner is too important to be overlooked or neglected. Call National Chimney Service today and schedule a flue inspection. If it’s been more than a year since your chimney was professionally cleaned, we can do that in conjunction with the inspection.
Speak with a flue liner and chimney services expert in Morris County NJ at (973) 270-9295 or in Fairfield County CT at (203) 614-9765.