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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.

5. Condensation 

Flue gas exhaust is saturated with water vapor.  This dampness will speed up damage, otherwise avoided.

6. Efflorescence

Gas chimney water issues damage brickwork, flue liners, and cause a white chalky residue called efflorescence. If you see this substance, then it’s 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.

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!

Gas Furnace Chimney Flue Vent Service

What Makes a Gas Furnace Safe?

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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.

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Gas Chimney Steel Liner Before After Repair

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Gas Water Heater Chimney Reline

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Gas Water Heater Chimney Reline

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Before and After Gas Chimney Flue Repair

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Gas Flue Vent Before After Liner Installation

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Gas Flue Cap After Stainless Steel Reline

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What Our Customers Say

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.

Andy

Improper chimney care led to a fire in my house when I was a child, so I am especially concerned with chimney maintenance. Full Service Chimney sent out Zach, who inspected our chimney and provided me with a written inspection report with pictures and specific recommendations on how to move forward. I appreciate the care, professionalism and attention to detail. As a business owner myself, I can tell that Full Service Chimney excels at service and I will be using them in the years to come.

Michael

Completion was delayed due to our inability to get electrical and plumbing completed. Once the preparations were complete we were very pleased with the quality of the workmanship. The fireplace works quite well and it is quite attractive. It is a classy addition to the room.

David

Certified tech who is professional and very thorough. Before starting Chris explained what he would be doing and looking for both inside and outside of the house. He then provided a document showing each part of the fireplace/chimney along with recommended repairs. I will definitely use this company again.

Cassie D.

First, I had my chimney inspected and Sam Berry did a great job of showing me what was amiss making my fireplace not safe to use. He used a camera that went all the way up to the top. He explained what needed to be done, and I agreed to have Full Service do the work. Accommodating my schedule, they came out a week and a half to 2 weeks later. Three very courteous guys arrived to do the work. They put tarps down to protect the floors. They had 2 vacuums working, so there was really no dust, as they knocked out clay flue tiles to be replaced with a stainless steel flue pipe. That pipe is guaranteed for life-even if I sell the house. The guys were the nicest workers I’ve ever had in my home. I highly recommend this company.

leslie

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.

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