Damage and deterioration to your chimney can happen for a number of reasons… lightening, severe weather, chimney fire or common settling. A worn out chimney liner can permit smoke or creosote to leak into the chimney walls. It is likely that if your home is older, it could be that it was constructed without chimney liners or you are simply in need of an upgrade because of deterioration over time.
Chimney Liners are crucial to providing safety for you and others, and your home as well. A flue liner has a purpose to draft the by-products of burning wood (soot and creosote), the gases and exhaust as well as any sparks produced from the fire out of your home. If you are looking at the liner and you see any voids, gaps, or cracks inside, the fireplace is not sealed or secure and must be replaced as soon as possible. The flue system in your chimney is to direct smoke up your fireplace. As time goes by, chimney liners wear out and can cause harsh damage to the chimney structure itself as well as the home if it not properly maintained.
Chimney relining is typically a cost effective way to repair a damaged chimney. Call the chimney experts today so we can help, we have a wide variety of liner solutions including stainless steel, aluminum and flue tiles.
Furnance Liners are produced out of aluminum or stainless steel. A furance flue inspection should be made atleast once a year, before moving into a new home and before the installation of a new furnance.
There are many types of furnance liners but any type that is ruptured can ignite a fire, since heat can reach combustible parts of the home. Stoppage in a furnance is highly dangerous. This can cause carbon monoxide fumes to make its way into the home. This is why it is very important to have your chimney relined.
A chimney liner insulates the chimney and puts a stop to flue gases from entering your home. In addition, a chimney liner:
Increases structural stability of the chimney
Improves fuel efficiency
Increases fireplace safety
Fireplace & Chimney Authority has over 100 years of combined industry experience. We are the Midwest’s largest full-service chimney company from building, restoration, installation of gas or wood-burning appliances and chimney cleaning. We have two conveniently located showrooms, Elmhurst and Lisle, for you to browse and find the perfect fireplace, stove or barbecue grill for your family to enjoy.
We look forward to working with you for all of your cleaning needs. Remember that all of our work is Satisfaction Guaranteed.