Chimney Lining Repair & Replacement
While some people believe that it isn’t even necessary to have a chimney liner, most experts agree that a chimney with a clay or stainless steel liner is the best and safest option. The task of repairing a damaged liner used to be a messy, expensive and time consuming job. As new technologies have evolved, we now have more options to repair these liners without having to replace them.
Your chimney is the place where dangerous gases exit your home, so it is critical to make sure this passage is structurally sound. Your liner keeps carbon monoxide, moisture, smoke, creosote, and other byproducts from penetrating the walls of your home. The liner also keeps the heat of the flue gases inside your chimney so that they don’t overheat and spread to the walls and framing of your home, causing a fire.
When to Repair or Replace Your Chimney Liner
There are many reasons why you may have to repair or replace your chimney liner. Some of the most common problems with chimney liners include:
- Cracked or broken flue tiles
- Deterioration of the clay mortar in the liner
- Gaps in the flue tiles
- Cracked or broken clay liner
- Flaking of the clay liner walls
Before you have a new chimney liner installed, you should make sure your chimney is thoroughly inspected and that any needed repairs are made. Next, your chimney should be cleaned so that it is free of creosote and other debris.
At Mr. Smokestack, our CSIA-certified technicians will examine your chimney and determine if your liner needs to be replaced or if it can be repaired. We will review all of the options with you and help you decide what method is appropriate for you and your home. In the end, it’s all about safety. We want to do everything we can to make sure your chimney is safe to use and enjoy.