Chimney Lining Repair & Replacement Services: Hire Us for a Job Done Right
While some people believe that it isn’t even necessary to have a chimney liner, most experts would agree that this is absolutely not true. In fact, your chimney 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, which is important in order to prevent the overheating and potential ignition of nearby combustible materials, such as wood framing or insulation.
So not only is it important to make sure this liner is structurally sound, but regular maintenance, repairs, and inspections are essential to ensure it continues to provide the vital protection your home needs.
And there is no better company than Mr. Smokestack Chimney Service to trust with the care of your chimney and its liner. With our experienced team of certified technicians, state-of-the-art equipment, and a reputation for excellence in chimney services, you can rest assured that Mr. Smokestack Chimney Service will deliver the highest level of care to keep your home and family safe all year round.
Contact us today by calling 919-747-1859 or schedule a thorough inspection for your chimney right here on our website.
How Do I Know If My Chimney Needs Relining?
The task of repairing a damaged chimney liner can be daunting. With the chimney liner being almost completely out of sight and without proper tools and equipment to inspect it, how would one know it’s time to call a chimney technician anyways?
There are a few common problems that are tell-tale signs that your chimney is in need of some relining. This includes:
- Visible Damage: Things like cracked or broken flue tiles, deterioration of the clay mortar in the liner, gaps in the flue tiles, cracked or broken clay liner, or flaking of the clay liner walls are all signs pointing to the need for chimney relining.
- Excessive Creosote Buildup: Creosote is a black, sticky substance that often lines the chimney of wood-burning appliances. If you notice it is consistently accumulating in thick layers, despite you staying on top of regular chimney sweeps, this can be a clear indication that a new liner is necessary.
- Chimney Fires: Chimney liners are designed to withstand the regular exposure to high temperatures generated by a fireplace or stove. However, in the unfortunate event of a chimney fire, the extreme heat can cause significant damage to the liner.
- Flue Sizing Issues: Have you recently installed a larger appliance or converted to a different fuel type for your fireplace? Your current liner may no longer be compatible and will need to be replaced to ensure efficient ventilation.
- Odors or Smoke Issues: Noticing unpleasant odors or seeing smoke inside of your home while using your fireplace is a pretty good indication that there is a problem somewhere in your chimney. Poor draft and possible cracks in the liner can be the root cause, but only a certified chimney technician can thoroughly assess the extent of the damage.
- Age & Deterioration: When was the last time your chimney was relined? Depending on the type of chimney liner you have, it can last anywhere from 20 to 50 years – but only if it is properly maintained every year with regular chimney inspections and sweeps.
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. We can help with it all. Give us a call or book online today.
What Types of Chimney Liners Are Available?
At Mr. Smokestack Chimney Service, our CSIA-certified technicians are dedicated to your chimney’s safety and efficiency. When you entrust us with your chimney and fireplace care, our experts will conduct a thorough inspection to assess the condition of your liner. If it’s determined that your liner needs replacement or repair, we’ll carefully review all available options to you.
There are currently three types of chimney liners we work with:
- Cast-In-Place Liners: This is installed by forming a mold inside the chimney and pouring a lightweight cement-like material into it. When it hardens, it provides a seamless insulation for your chimney with no cracks or snags for creosote to build on. The best part? A cast-in-place liner is rated to withstand 2100 degrees and offer great protection against the dangers of a chimney fire.
- Clay Tile Liners: This is the most common liner type because clay tiles are inexpensive and can last up to 50 years in a chimney that is properly maintained and regularly cleaned. However, clay tiles are susceptible to cracking – and replacing them with new clay tiles can be difficult and oftentimes expensive.
- Metal Liners: Often used to upgrade or repair the existing chimney liner, a metal liner can be made of stainless steel or aluminum. These chimney liners can be made to fit any chimney, making the installation process easier and less costly.
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.
We understand that every home is unique, and we’ll help you make an informed decision that suits your specific needs. Our ultimate goal is to ensure your chimney is not only functional but also safe for you to use and enjoy. We will review all of the options with you and help you decide what method is appropriate for you and your home.
You can count on Mr. Smokestack Chimney Service to provide personalized solutions and expert care for your chimney, keeping your family and home safer, warmer, and cozier.
Have More Questions About Chimney Relining? Give Us a Call to Discuss
Don’t compromise on the safety and comfort of your home. Contact Mr. Smokestack Chimney Service today for a comprehensive chimney inspection and expert guidance on liner repair or replacement services. Our certified technicians are here to answer all of your questions and provide effective solutions to your concerns.
Schedule your appointment now by calling 919-747-1859 or book directly online, and experience the difference in chimney care that we bring to your fireplace.