A chimney liner can protect your home or business from the presence of combustible materials.
A chimney is a long, narrow channel, often constructed out of bricks or natural stones, that allows for ventilation. It is placed above a fireplace in a residential or commercial structure, allowing the smoke and other byproducts produced by an open flame to exit the structure, rather than contaminating the air within the space. A chimney might also contain a liner, which lines the flue and is intended to contain the combustion products while directing them outdoors. Another purpose of a chimney liner is to protect the walls of the channel from corrosion and heat.
A chimney liner can protect your home or business from the presence of combustible materials. An unlined chimney is risky because the heat produced by the open flame can cause any nearby wood materials to catch fire within hours. The masonry used to construct your chimney is also protected when the liner is in place. The materials produced by an open flame can corrode your chimney from the inside out, which also increases the risk of carbon monoxide and other dangerous chemicals moving into your living space.
Another benefit of a chimney liner is that it can help optimize the efficiency of your fireplace. If a liner isn’t sized properly, the gaps between it and the sides of the chimney can allow for air loss, as well as the buildup of toxic gases and chemicals.
At Swept Away Chimney, we specialize in chimney liners for those in and around Dallas, Georgia. If you have questions about having a liner installed, replaced, or repaired, don’t hesitate to contact us.