At Full Service Chimney we want to help you make decisions that are going to improve the quality of your home, two goals we want accomplished is to make your home safer and more comfortable for you.
When it comes to making decisions most individuals make the best choice for both safety and comfort, there is the small percentage that do not. Whether it be from lack of knowledge, lack of professional help, or lack of resources.
Installing the accurate liner
In 2015 our CSIA Certified technicians came upon a customer’s home who had one of these occurrences within their chimney in Lee’s Summit. After we completed an inspection and provided the homeowner with her report she decided to have another company out to complete her repairs we recommended. She then had us out again in April to have her chimney cleaned and ready to use this fall.
During this inspection our technicians found some safety concerns that should have been address when the other company relined the chimney. Our technicians discovered that the other company that had done the previous reline used an inaccurate chimney liner size. The technician also reviled that the smoke chamber was not parged with high-temperature mortar and there was no insulation surrounding the liner. Without these repairs completed properly, heat and exhaust could reach to combustibles within the chimney which could potentially cause a flue fire.
Everything about how the reline was installed told our certified technicians that it was not done up to the requirements of code. While sitting down and speaking with the homeowner, our Certified technicians explained to the customer about the safety issues and concerns with the chimney. They agreed that the risk of a house fire was too much for their comfort. After our technicians gathered all of the appropriate and accurate materials necessary, such as the properly sized liner, insulation, and along with the high temperature mortar to parge the smoke chamber, they were ready to make the chimney safe again.
Be sure to do your research and learn as much as you can about the process to make the most informed choice you can. Occasionally it may come at a price, but the quality of work will always be worth your money! That is the best way to prevent hiring someone that does low quality work, or work that is inaccurate! Like always be safe!!
Now the customer can sit comfortably around their fireplace with family and friends, and not have to worry of a potential chimney failure or house fire. It is always important to make sure that you are making an educated decision when hiring someone else to preform work for you.
Flues vs. Liners
Learn the difference between a Fireplace Flue Liner and a Chimney Liner in our recent blog post…