Chimney Liner (Flue) Replacement & Relining
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 flue’s 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.
If your chimney needs to be relined, contact the relining experts at Chadds Ford Chimney Sweeps for a Free Chimney Relining Estimate.