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Signs Its Time for a Chimney Liner Replacement

Post by : Admin

28-Feb-2022

For fireplace and chimney safety, chimney liners are essential components. They not only protect you from monoxide poisoning but also prevents fires. Carbon monoxide can seep through porous bricks and mortar into your home. And you can also experience flu combustion from and fire ignitions from combustible substances around the chimney from hot embers and smoke from the fireplace and fuel. A chimney liner can help you avoid the former accidents.

A chimney liner also absorbs high temperatures and chemicals produced by that can cause structural damage to the chimney or create pathways for fire. Since chimney liners are so important, you should always keep a lookout for the signs that help tell when it is the right time to replace them.

How do I know if my liner needs to be replaced?

The best way to know about liner replacement is to contact a masonry or chimney liner service. If you are looking to replace your chimney repair and liner in Southington, New Britain, Cromwell, Waterbury, Cheshire, Middletown, Rocky Hill, and Weathersfield, CT then Creative Masonry and Chimney can help you out. Meanwhile here are some signs for repairs you can look out for.

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1. Deteriorating or Damaged Clay Tile Liner

Carbon monoxide poisoning and combustion fires are two major accidents that can occur if you have a damaged flue liner. A deteriorating liner can also be a sign of other structural issues that can arise from water infiltration from cracked crowns. This will lead to mortar damage in the chimney structure. A complete new lining may be required. And if there is too much damage the chimney will have to be rebuilt from scratch.

2. Condensation or Moisture Problem

If the temperatures are too low and if the temperature fluctuates throughout the year, it can cause condensation in the flue leading to corrosion. Propane fuel also contributes to moisture that causes structural damage due to moisture or corrosion. It is also a symptom of poor airflow that can result in inefficient fires that do not produce proper heat and generate more creosote build-up. Therefore, a new lining will be required.

3. Burning Different Fuel or A New Fireplace Insert Installation

You will need to install a new liner if you have converted a traditional wood-burning fireplace into a gas fireplace or installed a wood-burning insert. Different types of fuel and inserts need different ventilation systems and a new liner installed. In most cases, it is essential to have a metal flue liner installed that will connect directly to your appliance.

If you are looking for chimney repairs, chimney rebuilding, chimney cleaning, and masonry in New Britain and Central Connecticut contact Creative Masonry and Chimney. We provide high-quality masonry and chimney repair services. Our professional personnel is one of the finest creative masonry teams who are experts in chimney building, repairs, and installation. Call us now for an estimate and information on our services.