Chimney Liner & Venting Pipe Problems

When humans discovered fire, they lit combustibles in a field or wherever they were, and there was their fire. It got a little trickier when they wanted to bring the fire inside their dwellings. And it’s still tricky today.

National Chimney Service performs a lot of inspections of chimney and furnace flue liners as well as vent pipes for heating stoves. We know how wonderful life can be when your appliance’s vent system is operating like it should – and how uncomfortable and possibly dangerous life can be when it isn’t.

Jefferson, NJ Chimeny LinerThe Purpose of Heating System Venting

The reason you have a chimney or vent pipe is to channel combustion gases and toxins away from the burn area and into the air outside your home. Early humans likely learned the hard way that a big fire built inside a cave was quite a different animal from one built out in the middle of nowhere.

Today, we use fairly sophisticated materials for venting our heating appliances. Clay tile and poured-in-place chimney liners have been popular for decades. In recent years, 316 UL Listed stainless steel chimney liners are seen more and more in new construction as well as replacement liners.



Any good liner system will perform its job, which is:

  • To move smoke and combustion gases out of the heating appliance and out of the house
  • To protect masonry and home building materials adjacent to the vent path from intense heat or fire as well as from corrosive byproducts created by combustion
  • Contain sparks and fiery-hot embers produced during combustion

What’s the Condition of Your Chimney Liner or other Vent System?

Most people don’t pay attention to their chimney liners or furnace flues – mainly because they’re out of sight, out of mind. Venting only becomes an issue when problems occur. The best way to avoid these problems is through an annual chimney/furnace flue inspection.

Inspections are also called for any time you’re altering your furnace or fireplace such as by changing fuels (from oil to gas in a furnace; from wood to gas in a fireplace, etc.) and when connecting a new appliance to an existing vent system.

Norwalk, CT Chimney Liner InstallationExpert Liner Work Done Right

It’s absolutely critical that your venting be built, modified, & installed correctly to handle the drafting requirements of your appliance. Shoddy workmanship and overlooking details in this area have caused catastrophic damage to systems & homes and put the lives of humans and animals at risk.

We have extensive liner experience that we’ve earned through intense study and demonstration of top-line skills when working with all types of chimney, stove, and furnace vent systems. We carry full insurance and are locally licensed in Morris County NJ & Fairfield County CT.

Whether we’re inspecting your flue or adding a new chimney liner or furnace liner, the job will be done right and in compliance with all local fire safety and building code requirements.

If you’re having issues with your chimney, stove, or furnace venting, call the professionals who know how to solve the problem. Reach a chimney expert today at (973) 270-9295 for NJ residents or at (203) 614-9765 for CT residents.

National Chimney Service works throughout Norwalk CT, Chester NJ, Fairfield CT, Dover NJ, and all other communities of Morris County NJ .



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Don’t take chances with uninsured, novice, roofers, unregistered business, no workman’s comp.
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.