Your chimney is one of the most important structures of your home. It can also be one of the most dangerous if not properly cared for. Its job is to carry toxic gases out of your home safely. It has to perform under extremely harsh conditions, constant extreme temperature changes, and attacks from acids and creosote. Before you need chimney repair in Carbondale, PA, think about using a different material in your chimney.
These conditions deteriorate your chimney. When your chimney is damaged inside, your family’s safety is at risk.
Old technology, terra-cotta flues, cannot handle the high-efficiency furnaces we have today. If you have an old chimney with terra-cotta flues, you need to upgrade. Everything requires maintenance, including your chimney.
Gas or Oil Appliances
Acidic residue has caused damage to the inner clay lining and exterior brick work. Pieces have broken loose and cracks have formed. Older chimneys may not even have a liner, so the damage to the chimney will be more extensive. Damage has occurred to the bricks and loosening mortar. The chimney can be blocked and carbon monoxide can enter the home.
Wood, Coal, or Pellet Appliances
The flue liner can be damaged from becoming too hot too quickly, causing cracks. When you have cracks in your terra-cotta flue, creosote will enter into that opening and can leak into the home. Creosote is extremely flammable and can be very dangerous. When the creosote ignites, it can easily reach the inner walls of your home and start a house fire.
Cracks can also allow carbon monoxide to enter the living quarters. These conditions put you and your family at great risk.
With a stainless steel chimney liner, you can make your chimney safe again. The stainless steel flue liner is installed inside the old damaged chimney. This gives your chimney a brand new safe flue that safely carries the toxic gases outside.
These chimney liners are manufactured in the USA. They are made using 316TI stainless steel, designed to withstand the destructive properties of flue gases, and can even survive a chimney fire. All of our chimney liners include a lifetime warranty that stays with the home even if you sell it.
Secure your home’s warmth and safety! Schedule a professional metal chimney repair today.