Would you know if you needed your chimney relined? Your chimney liner, as well as all of its other components, needs to work correctly for your chimney to operate at optimal performance. We’ve discussed a few times the importance of a chimney liner. Now, we’re going to share signs that you need your chimney relined.
You Moved Into An Older Home
Sometimes older homes are in excellent condition. Some people prefer to move into older homes to save some money, and then fix them to their liking. Make sure that your older home has a lined chimney. If you reside in an older home (or a new house) with an unlined chimney, give us a call. Most building codes require a lined chimney. Also, at some point in time, even newer chimneys need relining every so often.
If Your Chimney Liner is Damaged or Cracked
Whether your chimney liner is stainless steel or clay tile, we can accurately assess it to see if there are cracks or damages. Champion Chimneys is a fully licensed, bonded, insured, and certified company. You can trust in us to check for any chimney liner damage that may present safety issues. Chimney liners protect walls from heat elements and keep the inside from deteriorating and eroding over time.
If You Notice Creosote Buildup
Creosote accumulation is harmful in general, but it can cause wear and tear to a chimney liner, especially. Creosote and moisture coming together is a recipe for disaster. This combination can cause a chimney liner to crack, but what’s worse is that small cracks can sometimes lead to chimney fires. As we often express, chimney inspections prevent a lot of these issues.
How We Take Care of Your Chimney
- Our certified chimney technicians will bring chimney lining coil and other chimney relining materials to your property. Then, they’ll straighten, measure, and cut the coil to the proper length, leaving a little foot room.
- Our certified chimney technicians will insulate the flue liner to keep it warm so that it reduces creosote buildup
- Our certified chimney technicians will use multi-purpose foil tape to hold the insulation in place before they cover the entire coil with mesh.
- Finally, our certified chimney technicians will install the flue liner on the roof, and then on the foot of the chimney using silicone seals to keep out rain and insects.
If your chimney liner isn’t well, in line, give us a call so that we can take care of it and keep your chimney in its best shape. After all, chimney liners don’t outlive masonry. You’ll always need them assessed.
Your Chimney Will Be Just Fine, If You Get it Relined
Champion Chimneys, Inc. is a fully licensed, bonded, and insured chimney service company that has been serving customers in Baltimore County, Howard County, and Anne Arundel County, Maryland since 2001. Our team is trained and certified by Certified Chimney Professionals, Inc. (CCP, Inc.). Courteous service is our trademark, and our crews arrive on time in uniform, driving fully equipped trucks. We specialize in all aspects of your chimney system. Whether you need chimney and flue cleaning service or a full chimney rebuild or inspection, contact us at 443-Chimney today and let us fix all your chimney problems. Also, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest.