Arlington Virginia Chimney Pros
The liner in your chimney is an important component, and helps keep your chimney and home safe, and quickly evacuate smoke from your firebox. Liners should be in optimal working condition - meaning no obstructions, tears, or buildup - with a clear path to the open sky above.
Liners also keep your home safe. They prevent gasses (and even sparks) from exiting your chimney laterally (through cracks in the brick or molding) into your home, or into the wood walls of your structure.
The liner also helps a fireplace function properly. Chimneys and fireplaces are specifically designed to "suck" air up and out of the fireplace - to include smoke and toxic CO2 gasses. If this sucking effect weren't present, your home would be more likely to fill with smoke - which could have fatal consequences. So how does your chimney and flue "suck" the smoke out? Largely through the vacuum effect created by a pressure differential between the outside of your home, and the inside. To facilitate this, your chimney must be airtight, and smooth on the inside. That means no obstructions or cracks in the lining which might prevent air from moving freely, and escaping.
As chimney and brick age, they can crack. With damage, openings can emerge with negate the sucking draft effect required for safe operation. That's where a chimney liner comes in. Chimney liners are air-tight, smooth tubes or applications (most commonly a stainless steel pipe) that is inserted into your chimney. The liner pipe resists corrosion, moves gasses up and out, and seals your chimney against sparks, gasses, or debris which could otherwise leave the chimney.
There are several different types of liners, and our team can help you find the right one, and get it installed. Best of all, we can help advise of the requirements based on local code.
Have our team out for a cleaning and inspection to ensure your chimney and flue are at their best, and ask about chimney liners if you think there's an issue. Call today.