When was the last time you changed the liner in your chimney or conducted a cleaning? If you’re not sure, it's time to look into the matter further, and you should probably consider getting your chimney evaluated. You might be in need of a new liner.
Although chimneys appear to be intended to endure practically anything, the fact is that they aren't quite as robust as we might imagine. Liners, in example, might readily lose their prior solidity and play a role in a fire or carbon monoxide poisoning by allowing gases and/or burning embers to escape. Newer liners are stronger than ever before – but any material can become damaged – especially with heavy use.
If you do discover that you require a new liner, you have a variety of options. Today's fireplaces are unlike the fireplaces of yesteryear, which is a positive thing for homeowners. The fireplaces of today are not always built of brick. Many are constructed of softer, more pliable materials. This allows you to change the liners without having to completely rebuild the chimney.
But, first and foremost, you must determine whether or not you require a new liner. It is essential to get your chimney examined by someone who understands what they are looking for. While these tasks can be completed on your own, we highly recommend working with certified professional chimney sweeps. As more and more families install fireplaces in their homes, chimney sweeping has become a crucial part of ensuring that our houses are safe. Our company can install, clean, and maintain your chimney to ensure that it is safe to use.
One of the major responsibilities of a chimney sweep is to inspect your chimney for possible fire threats as well as obstructions. This is especially true if you have a gas fireplace. If a homeowner has a blockage in their chimney, gases can readily accumulate inside the residence. A chimney sweep may perform an initial check of your chimney and then recommend a more in-depth inspection based on their findings.
Best of all, we can assist with other tasks that may require attention. Give us a call today and we’ll get started!