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7 Most Common Chimney Issues
1. Utility Flue Blockages
If your utility flue is blocked or damaged, one possible result is carbon monoxide back drafting into the home, which is extremely dangerous.
2. Carbon Monoxide Leaking Into Home
Outdoor debris or broken flue tiles can block the flue pipe that vents your gas appliances, causing people inside the home to suffer fatal carbon monoxide poisoning.
3. Missing Gas Flue Chimney Cap
All chimneys need a cap, including gas flue caps installed on a gas furnace or hot water heater. Many problem arise when a chimney flue is without a cap.
4. Gas Flue Liner Deterioration
If a gas log fireplace has gaps or cracks in its chimney flue liner, the exhaust will not draw properly, causing a back draft.
Flue gas exhaust is saturated with water vapor. This dampness will speed up damage, otherwise avoided.
Gas chimney water issues damage brickwork, flue liners, and cause a white chalky residue called efflorescence. If you see this substance, then it is likely damage is already present.
7. Improper Connectors
Gas furnaces and water heaters use pipes to attach the appliances to the chimney. If the connectors are improperly installed or damaged, then it will cause drafting and other issues that may allow carbon monoxide (CO) to back up inside the home.
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Trust Your Gas Chimney Service Experts
Even if you don’t have a fireplace, you may still need a Chimney Sweep!
If you have any gas utility in your home, it must be serviced annually. Full Service Chimney sweeps maintain gas chimney flues in the Kansas City area.
If you have a Gas Furnace or Water Heater, then we can help you too!
What Makes a Gas Furnace Safe?
What is the Purpose of a Gas Flue Vent?
When properly maintained, your gas flue provides safe and reliable venting of utility flue gases to the outdoors. That way your family can enjoy warm water and heat in the cold months of winter.
Does a Gas Chimney Need Cleaning?
Furnace flues and gas chimneys, like any other part of your home, will offer the least trouble if well maintained. Furnace Flue Servicing is needed every year depending on the type of appliance and gas flue that needs chimney service.
Cost to Replace Gas Chimney Liner
The cost to replace or repair a gas flue liner system can often be under $2000. The cost of installing a stainless steel liner for a gas flue depends on several factors:
- Height of the furnace flue
- Length of the flue liner
- BTUs of the gas appliances
All this will affect the cost of a gas chimney repair. Keep in mind the final price will still be far cheaper than the resulting damage or danger of having an improper gas flue liner.
Gas Furnace Maintenance
Furnace flues and water heaters need regular maintenance. Gas furnace chimney liners are exposed to exhaust containing water vapor and acidic materials that damage the gas chimney’s flue tiles. It eats away at the mortar and gas flue tiles in the flue.
For this reason gas appliances need a chimney inspector to visit yearly to evaluate the vent pipes condition and clean sweep the flue if necessary.
What Our Customers Say
"I just used Full Service Chimney to inspect and clean my fireplace and refresh my gas logs. They did a very thorough job and provided excellent customer service throughout the process. They were responsive and reliable to the timing of the appointment and knowledgeable about options to implement. I highly recommend this company to anyone that may need work done on their fireplace."
"Every time I request service they are prompt, courteous, and professional. They explain every part of the inspections in detail I can easily understand, showing photographs they take during the process. They work extra hard to leave everything perfect. Financing options also help to make expensive repairs affordable for those of us that can't afford thousands of dollars on repairs..."
"I will always use these people as long as they are in business. They have done the best of any sweeps we used."
"I did call Full Service Chimney to ask for advice regarding my old chimney as I was considering to buy a wooden stove to heat the basement. overall the service was very efficient, professional and friendly. They explain the different options to me in detail and now I have a better understanding of what I can and can't do and also the current condition of the chimney. I will recomme..."
"Sam did a great job cleaning our chimney in our new house. He was on time, courteous, and very professional. He recommended a few additional services, but also informed me it would not be unsafe to use the chimney until we had the available funds. If we end up fixing, we will absolutely use Full Service Chimney again."
Your Kansas City Gas Furnace and Water Heater Experts
Full Service Chimney provides gas chimney service for gas furnaces and hot water heaters in the Kansas City area.
Let us help maintain the chimney flues that vent your gas utilities.