Our number one goal here at Chimney Champions is to keep your home and family safe. Our team of trained and licensed professionals works hard to ensure everything about your fireplace and chimney work properly. Chimney liners are a crucial safety feature of your chimney, and a damaged liner can cause major headaches. Luckily, liner replacements are a common repair for us. So, here are some facts you should know about this feature of your chimney.
1. Liners Prevents House Fires
Your liner is responsible for protecting your home from the heat coming from combustibles. As you might imagine, these flames and embers reach temperatures hot enough to start a house fire, so your liner needs to be in good shape. If you’re not really sure your liner needs to be replaced, consider this: Combustibles can start a house fire in an unlined chimney in less than 3.5 hours of use.
2. Liners Protect the Masonry
Fire gasses that exit your flue are dangerous, especially to you and your family. The carbon monoxide produced from burning logs or other combustibles can leak into your home if your chimney doesn’t have a liner or if the liner is damaged. Carbon monoxide is dense enough to penetrate brick and mortar, and long-term gas exposure can weaken your chimney, which can lead to further issues.
3. Liners Make Flues Efficient
If your chimney’s flue doesn’t fit right or is the improper size, your entire chimney system will not work properly. The chimney creates a draft that is necessary to produce combustible air in the fireplace, which means if the liner is not the right size, it can lead to excessive creosote buildup and inefficiency. Replacing your liner will be the only way to make your fireplace and chimney safer and more efficient.
Reline Your Chimney Today
The average lifespan of a chimney liner is 15 to 20 years, depending on your use and maintenance. Yet, they can be damaged for any reason, which is why you need to turn to the sweeps at Chimney Champions in Jacksonville, FL. We provide inspections, maintenance, and cap replacements along with your liner replacement. Contact us today at (904) 268-7200.