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The Dangers of a Cracked Chimney Liner

The Dangers of a Cracked Chimney Liner champion chimneys

A cracked chimney liner is a danger to you, your property, and your family.

It’s not uncommon for homeowners to ignore their cracked chimney liner. After all, some think its impact will be limited to the liner itself and won’t affect the rest of your chimney, fireplace, or home. The cold, hard truth? A cracked chimney liner is a danger to you, your property, and your family.

We don’t mean to cause panic, but we want our customers to always follow safety precautions and take care of any issues like this as quickly as possible. Contact Champion Chimneys, Inc. today and we can help you sort out your cracked chimney liner. Here are a few reasons why it’s so important.

Fire Danger

As with anything involving your chimney, there is an inherent risk of causing a fire. This problem worsens once you throw a cracked chimney liner into the scenario. This will cause heat and flames to spill into your home, which ultimately ups the fire danger by quite a bit and puts your family in danger. Your chimney liner is essential in directing heat and smoke up and out of the fireplace, safely putting all of that back out into the air. If your liner is cracked, let us know and we can fix it for you.

Structural Damage

This is one of those problems that, if left unsolved, will eventually snowball into a bunch of other issues. One such problem is structural damage to your chimney. Since the liner is compromised, all of that smoke and heat will come into contact with the brick-and-mortar of your chimney. While chimneys are designed to handle heat and smoke, too much can cause even more damage, requiring expensive repairs. Avoid the costly mistake of letting a cracked chimney liner continue to cause damage to your chimney and home.

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

We can’t overstate the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning. This colorless, odorless gas is a quiet killer that can wreak havoc in your home if your chimney liner is damaged. You should have a carbon monoxide detector in your home if you don’t already, but even if you do, you still want to make sure that your chimney liner isn’t damaged as it could lead to levels of carbon monoxide building up in your home that is lethal.

Schedule Your Chimney Inspection from Champion Chimneys, Inc.

When you need a trusted company for your chimney inspection and chimney cleaning, you can trust our team. Champion Chimneys, Inc. is a fully licensed, bonded, and insured chimney service company that has served 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.). 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.

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