A chimney liner is a vital part of your fireplace system, keeping your home and fireplace safe. In fact, a home will not pass an inspection without a chimney liner. Many homes have been originally constructed with a clay or ceramic liner; however, these can begin to crumble and deteriorate over time. They can be replaced with a chimney liner of another material, such as aluminum or stainless steel.
A chimney liner provides a direct pathway for smoke to exit your chimney. Without a liner, smoke can release dangerous fumes, such as carbon monoxide, into your home. A chimney liner also optimizes the efficiency of your fireplace. If you notice a buildup of condensation in your firebox, this is a sign your chimney liner is damaged and needs to be repaired or replaced.
An opportune time to address the status of your chimney liner is when buying or selling a home. In either case, a chimney inspection will be required. The homeowner will be notified if damage is present, and repairs can be made as needed. Another good time to check your chimney liner is when switching between a gas and wood-burning fireplace. Your chimney professional will make sure there is adequate ventilation for the type of fireplace you have chosen.
At Swept Away Chimney, we are here to help with all of your chimney liner needs. Contact us today to schedule any of our professional services or to ask any questions you may have about chimney liner installation, replacement, or repair!