If you own a new home, it’s a good bet that you already have a chimney liner. If your home was built earlier than the 1940’s, chances are your chimney doesn’t have a liner. Is it such a big deal if your chimney is lined?
According to the Chimney Safety Institute of America, a chimney liner plays a vital role in assuring that your fireplace is running safely and efficiently.
In order for modern wood stoves and fireplaces to run efficiently, a chimney needs the correct sized flue liner. An incorrectly sized liner can cause a quicker than acceptable creosote build-up. This can greatly decrease the efficiency of your fireplace. Also, when you burn a wood fire in your fireplace, gases are formed that can cause damage to the mortar joints inside your chimney. If these joints sustain enough damage, they can break down to the point where these dangerous gases can leak back into your home. Consequently, causing health issues for the people you love. The professionals at Michael’s Chimney Service can check out your chimney and determine whether your flue is sized correctly. In addition, they can then make recommendations on whether your liner needs to be replaced.