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The chimney system has so many important safety features, all designed to allow us to safely enjoy a fire in our homes. But if any components in the system are damaged or deteriorating, the safety of the system is significantly compromised. That’s why the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) urge all homeowners to have their chimney systems professionally inspected at least once a year and for Level II Inspections, a video scan. These inspections are designed to evaluate the safety and condition of the chimney and appliance and alert you to any safety issues, damage or blockages lurking within.

Why Is The Flue Liner So Important?

One of the most common and most important findings during an inspection is a damaged, deteriorating or missing flue liner. For decades, chimneys were constructed without flue liners, which is actually incredibly dangerous. You see, the liner is designed to protect the masonry and walls of the home from the heat and byproducts produced by a fire. In addition to offering protection and reducing fire risks, the chimney flue is also responsible for removing smoke, carbon monoxide and other byproducts from the home without allowing any of it to leak back into your air supply.

What Are Liners Typically Made From?

For many years, flue liners were solely made from clay tiles. Nowadays, we also frequently install aluminum or stainless steel liners. The type of flue liner you need will depend upon your fuel type.

What Can Be Done If My Liner Is Missing Or Damaged?

If your flue liner is damaged or missing, we will be able to clearly see what is going on when a video scan is done. The good news is no matter what we see, you have options. Depending on the level of decay, we may be able to simply resurface your existing clay liner with CeCure’s HeatShield® product. The process is relatively quick and can restore your liner to safe use once more. Click here to read more about how HeatShield® works.

If your liner is missing or beyond repair, we will most likely opt to install a new stainless steel or aluminum flue liner. Although aluminum is less expensive than stainless steel, stainless steel liners are safe for use with all fuel types (which is good to know, if you’re considering a switch in the future), and they are also corrosion-resistant and often come with a lifetime warranty. Click here to read more about your relining options.

Call Top Hat Today!

If it’s been a while since you had your chimney inspected, or if you think your chimney flue may be in need of resurfacing or relining, give us a call at 334-749-3559 or click here. We can inspect your system and let you know if you need to take action!


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