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New Year, New Flue

Did you notice your chimney functioning less efficient as 2018 came to a close? Then, maybe it’s time to start the new year off right with a new flue liner! If your liner isn’t in good shape, you may start experiencing issues with your fireplace. A faulty liner also put you at risk for serious problems, which can put your family and home in danger. Don’t take any chances. Count on us to get the job done right for you!

Get Your Inspection Scheduled

stainless steel linerFirst, you’ll need to schedule an inspection with our CSIA certified team. This gives us the opportunity to see how your flue is currently operating and what repairs it needs. If we discover that relining work is necessary, we’ll be able to get a start on things right away. If not, we can move forward with whatever repairs are necessary for getting your system back to top efficiency!

Relining Your Flue

If your flue liner is cracked, crumbling, rusted, or broken down, then a new liner is necessary to guarantee a safer and more efficient chimney. Depending on the type of appliance you operate and the type of fuel you use, we will reline your system with the appropriate equipment.

We offer terra cotta clay tiles, aluminum, or stainless steel relining options. While more expensive than the others, stainless steel is typically the popular choice, due to its long-lasting durability and its versatility as it can be used with any type of fuel. This means, should you change fuel types down the line, you won’t have to worry about what your liner is made out of.

Functions Of Your Flue

So, why is a well-working flue so important? Well, there are a few reasons. First of all, your chimney liner protects your home from the intense heat that your fireplace produces. When you burn a fire in a system that isn’t properly lined, the high temperatures could trigger a fire in your home within a few hours! That’s a very unsettling thought.

An unlined flue also makes your brickwork and mortar more vulnerable to deterioration. As the acidic flue gases are given easy access to you masonry, and the fumes wear down your structure, your home becomes vulnerable to gas leaks. This puts you and loved ones at the risk of carbon monoxide exposure.

Finally, a properly lined flue leads to increased efficiency. You deserve to get the most from your appliance, so call us in today. We still have a lot of winter ahead of us, so pick up the phone and get in touch with our sweeps today!

Prevent Animals From Entering Your Chimney

When it comes to your chimney, animal invasions is not something you want or should deal with. They pose dangerous threats to your home and family, and they also cause the efficiency of your system to drop. If you are searching for ways to keep animals out for good, let us help. Our team of experts knows chimneys inside and out, and we’re confident that we can tackle your chimney issues with the best solution to help you feel safe and comfortable. Learn more about the dangers of animals in your chimney below, then discover how our CSIA certified staff can help. We’re ready to serve you!

Inhibiting Proper Ventilation

When it comes to the efficiency of your fireplace, airflow plays a key role. There must be right amount of air coming in and right amount of air escaping to ensure you get the most heat output from your fire.

Good ventilation also helps to keep harmful fumes and smoke from entering your living space. You must especially be aware of carbon monoxide, as it can cause serious issues for those living in your home. It’s important to install a detector to monitor carbon monoxide in your home to keep your family safe. We also strongly recommend having your system regularly maintained and inspected, this will ensure your fireplace is running smoothly and safely.

Threat Of Disease, Injury, Bugs, And Nasty Odors

When you have animals inside your chimney, animals can also pose a risk to those who attempt to remove them. Some animals may fight back especially raccoons, and this could lead to injuries or possible diseases, if bitten. However, if the critters pass away in your chimney, there are still some threat of illness. Removing it by yourself still can be a risk, and there is also the terrible smell associated with it.

So, How Do I Keep Them Out?

The best way to keep birds, squirrels, raccoons, and other creatures out of your chimney for good is to install a chimney cap. Chimney caps seal the opening at the top of your chimney, ensuring animals have no entry into your home to cause problems. They also provide other benefits such as preventing water entry, stopping stray sparks from landing on your roof, blocking downdrafts, and keeping out excess debris.

Are you ready to have a new chimney cap installed? Now is the perfect time to call our experts at 704-621-9373!