Is Your Flue Liner In Sad Shape? We Specialize In Chimney Relining & Flue Repair — Give Us A Call Today!
As a company founded by a former firefighter, we’ve gone from putting out fires to preventing them. Our #1 goal is to reduce our customers’ risk of fire, and one of the best ways to do that is to make sure the chimney is properly lined and that the liner is clean and in great condition.
In decades past, chimneys were built without liners, which led to a great number of preventable house fires. But we now know that having an unlined chimney is a massive mistake.
The chimney liner is responsible for containing the byproducts of combustion (like smoke and gases) and protecting nearby combustibles (like framing and walls) and the masonry of the chimney itself against heat transfer and damage. When a chimney is built without a liner or when the flue liner is damaged, the system will be unsafe and inefficient.
The best and easiest way to tell if your liner is properly sized, installed, and free of damage is to schedule a chimney inspection with a Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA)-certified chimney sweep — like the sweeps here at Sweeps & Ladders. We’ll use video scanning technology to inspect your flue liner from top to bottom, and check for cracks, sizing issues, installation flaws, holes, missing clay tiles, and other types of damage. Should we need to repair, resurface, or reline your chimney, we have a couple of great options for you.
Stainless Steel Chimney Liners
Stainless steel liners are great because they’re rust resistant, corrosion resistant, and much stronger than aluminum liners. Additionally, they are:
- approved for venting all fuel types (gas, wood, pellet, oil, corn)
- available in a variety of sizes
- installed quickly and without demolition work
- covered by a lifetime warranty
We may recommend relining your chimney with a stainless steel liner if any of the following conditions exist:
- your chimney was built without a liner
- your existing liner is damaged beyond repair
- you’ve installed a new appliance that requires a different type or size of liner in order to perform as safely and efficiently as it should
FireGuard Resurfacing & Repair
If you have a clay tile liner that is still structurally sound, but needs to be repaired or resurfaced, we may recommend the FireGuard system. FireGuard is a certified and U.L. listed ceramic flue repair and resurfacing system that can restore tile liners and prevent chimney fires. Whether you need to have the entire flue resurfaced or you simply need some mortar joints repaired, we can do the job right with FireGuard.
Here are some of the benefits of using this system:
- FireGuard can stand up to temperatures as high as 3,205 degrees F
- FireGuard is affordable and repair/resurfacing typically takes no more than a day to complete
- FireGuard does not change the size of the flue, which means fireplace performance changes aren’t a concern
- FireGuard mortar joint repair carries a limited, lifetime, factory guarantee against material failure
- FireGuard resurfacing repair carries a twenty-five year, limited, factory guarantee against material failure
Get The Peace Of Mind You Deserve With Sweeps & Ladders
Have you had your flue liner inspected lately? Call Sweeps & Ladders at 615-791-7457 and schedule an inspection with a CSIA-certified chimney professional. We’ll take a close look at every inch of your liner and let you know what we find. If it turns out you need to have your chimney relined or your flue repaired for the safety and efficiency of your system, we’ll take care of it.
Get the peace of mind you deserve and keep your home and family protected — it’s easy with Sweeps & Ladders. Give us a call or request an appointment online today.