Chimney Liner Repair & Installation – Damaged Chimney In TN
Four Seasons Fireplace & Chimney offers the best in chimney liner installation and chimney relining services in Knoxville TN as well as the surrounding area, including Maryville TN, and Pigeon Forge TN.
Your chimney system has various components, each with certain functions, and one of the most crucial safety components is the chimney liner. Annual inspections are recommended by all leading fire safety organizations, including the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), and staying on top of the condition of the chimney liner is one of the reasons for inspections. We encourage our customers in Knoxville, Pigeon Forge, Morristown, Maryville, and throughout our service area to schedule yearly chimney inspections by qualified experts, like our trained, certified chimney sweeps at Four Seasons Fireplace & Chimney. A Level 2 inspection may be recommended, which includes video inspection of the chimney liner, from top to bottom, to determine whether chimney relining services are needed.
What is the Function of a Chimney Liner?
The chimney liner or flue is an inner lining in the chimney through which smoke, toxic gases, and particulate matter from fires safely exit your home. The liner’s primary function is to protect combustible parts of the home from the hot temperatures inside the flue liner.
It is essential that there is no breach of any kind in the liner, but various things can go wrong. Deterioration can occur because of age. Most chimneys, when initially built, have a clay tile liner. Clay liners are highly durable, but they deteriorate eventually due to wear and tear, the extreme heat of fires, and buildup of creosote mixed with moisture. Chimney fires can be extremely intense, and they often destroy chimney liners.
What Happens if the Chimney Liner is Damaged?
A chimney liner must be repaired or replaced if it has so much as a small crack. One reason is because a life-threatening house fire can start as a result of combustible areas being exposed to the heat. When these types of house fires occur, the flames typically spread rapidly, seriously endangering occupants of the home.
Another danger created by a damaged chimney liner is potential exposure to deadly carbon monoxide. This toxic gas produced by fires is known as the Silent Killer because it is odorless, tasteless, and invisible. A working carbon monoxide detector should be in every home with a fireplace, in case toxic fumes escape through the fireplace or a damaged liner.
Why Can’t Chimney Tiles be Repaired?
We always recommend that homeowners have a damaged flue replaced with a stainless steel liner, the most effective and most common type of chimney liner replacement. Although clay tiles make sense during the building of a chimney, repairing them is almost always impractical. It is usually necessary to tear down and rebuilt portions of the chimney itself in order to repair clay tiles. The aging tiles could need further repair before long.
Why Call Four Seasons Fireplace & Chimney for a Chimney Liner
Proper installation of a chimney liner is crucial. The certified chimney sweeps at Four Seasons Fireplace & Chimney will be sure the liner for your chimney is the correct size and has the appropriate insulation. Other variables that affect flue relining include the type of fuel used in the fireplace or stove, such as wood or gas. There are differences in the flue size based on whether you have a stove, fireplace insert, or traditional fireplace.
If you have a damaged liner and you live in Knoxville TN or the surrounding area, including in Knoxville, Pigeon Forge, Morristown, or Maryville, contact our chimney relining experts today.