Most homeowners first learn they have a serious chimney problem during the sale of their home. The prospective buyer’s home inspector is the one who uncovers a bad chimney flue. Several factors might have damaged the original terracotta clay flue tiles, including:
• Water damage from not having a chimney cap
• Acidic oil soot
• A lightning strike
• A chimney fire
• Moisture laden flue gases from a natural gas appliance. Regardless of the cause, a bad flue is a serious safety issue that must be fixed. The most common repair solution is to install a corrugated, stainless steel chimney liner to create a new flue that protects your home from noxious exhaust gases.
Chadds Ford Chimney Sweeps has the expertise and state-of-the-art equipment that let us complete tough chimney relining projects that many other chimney service companies refuse to tackle. Our tool arsenal includes Firesafe Industries’ Terminator–an advanced pneumatic tile removal tool that lets us remove flue tiles encased in mortar without excessive expense. We even have FireGuard equipment that lets us repair most damaged fireplace flues for a fraction of the cost of relining.
You’ll also be pleased to discover that we never take money saving shortcuts that compromise the quality of the relining project. Every gas fired furnace or boiler flue we reline includes a stainless steel base Tee-section to trap condensation and prevent damage to your furnace, boiler or connectors. In contrast, many chimney service companies and heating contractors exclude this costly component. We also never install corrosion prone aluminum liners. Every chimney liner we install is fabricated from corrosion resistant 304-alloy, 316-alloy or 316-Ti alloy stainless steel and carries a lifetime warranty.
If your chimney needs to be relined, contact the relining experts at Chadds Ford Chimney Sweeps for a Free Chimney Relining Estimate.
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“Extremely knowledgeable, professional and clean. They are not finished yet, as they had to treat my chimney with a chemical to loosen the creosote and will be back on December 20, 2008 to clean it. I was very impressed with two gentlemen who came out to do the work. I have no reason to expect that their work in cleaning the chimney will be any less than their first visit to treat the creosote. I would highly recommend them.”
“This was my second time using Chadds Ford Chimney Sweep. We had our air ducts, dryer vent and chimney cleaned. Kevin was clean, prompt and efficient. I have white carpeting in the living room, and you would never know they were there cleaning soot and ash!”
“The quality of the service was very good. Mr. Knight looked at all four of our chimneys and only recommended that one be cleaned. Although he was running late, he was kind enough to call well in advance and was very professional. We will certainly use him in the future and feel lucky to have found such a great company to work with.”