It’s easy to lose sight of repairs and maintenance on certain elements of your home’s facade. For instance, a lot of people don’t really think about the masonry that is in place for their chimney, and it can end up with disrepair and cause issues down the line. The outside can be fixed by a professional, but as you look into the repairs that are to be done with a chimney, the inside also comes to mind. Whether you’re looking for someone to repair the exterior or the interior of your chimney, give me a call at Lou Curley’s Chimney Service at 610-626-2439 for a consultation.
When you have a fireplace, you may throw in a log and have a good fire going from time to time, but maintenance? Most people don’t think about that, and that’s when things can end up causing serious issue. It’s for that reason that you should know about relining the flue, and getting a professional service to come in and getting it done properly.
Relining the Chimney
Every chimney has a liner of some kind. Over time, it’s going to build up with dirt, debris, and will deteriorate. This causes serious issue to the masonry on the outside and inside as well. Without this inspected, changed out, and cleared, you could end up having to deal with a house fire. That’s right; your home could catch fire and cause irreparable damage or total destruction. Without a new liner in place or a complete cleaning, you are going to end up with serious problems, and that’s not good. Hiring a professional is the best thing to do here, because you want to ensure that gases escape properly, and the heat doesn’t cause any sort of combustion to occur when you’re burning a fire.
Just like you would go to the dentist or visit a doctor regularly, you should look into chimney relining throughout your year. Call an expert for an inspection to ensure that there is no major damage to the interior of your fireplace, the liners are cleaned out, and there’s no sparks occurring during burning anything. If an inspection turns out that you need a new liner of some type, relining the flue can commence with expert hands. Do not try to do this alone, as you’ll end up dealing with a serious problem that could only pose health and fire issues for yourself and your home.
At the end of the day, you are going to need a new liner at one point or another. Without the right tools and expertise to get this done, you’re going to end up dealing with a variety of problems that you will not be able to denote up front. Too often, people think they know what to do based on a quick guide online or video tutorial, and that’s not a good thing. Instead of dealing with issues, hire a good chimney repair professional and get the lining redone properly. Inspections will denote whether or not you need this, so schedule one of these annually. Call me at 610-626-2439 to schedule a yearly inspection.