If you do not have a chimney liner, you may want to consider getting one soon. Since a flue lining will protect the chimney from corrosion, it’s a worthwhile investment to make. The lining helps to contain the combustion and push it out of the house through the chimney, rather than containing it inside the chimney walls.

Line for Safety

 A chimney liner will make having a chimney in your home much safer. It is able to vent the chimney so all gases go out into the atmosphere, and do not end up getting trapped in the chimney and going into your home. This will keep moisture, carbon monoxide, creosote, smoke and other damaging things from affecting your health. The liner will also keep the flue heat inside the chimney, so the nearby combustibles do not overheat. If the walls or chimney frame overheat, it can cause a fire – which a liner will prevent.

Before Installing a Chimney Liner

 Have your chimney checked for any repairs needed. Replace missing bricks and have cracks filled in, and make sure your chimney is clean and free from debris with a chimney sweep. Also, be sure that there is one wood or coal burning appliance connected to a single chimney flue. A flue that vents a gas fired appliance should not be connected to a wood burning appliance.

So if you have not yet decided to get a chimney liner, you may want to look into securing your chimney’s investment. The health of your home is compromised if you do not have a line, and your chimney is prone to corrosion over time. To make sure your chimney is healthy for years to come, contact Rick’s Chimney Service today!