Fireplaces provide warmth and beauty to the home. In order of them to stay safe and efficient, it is important to ensure your fireplace and chimney are well-maintained and regularly inspected.
One thing that is essential is a properly installed and well-kept chimney liner. The CSIA highlights three jobs a chimney liner performs. Learn more about these below, then count on us for your chimney relining needs. The crew at Winston’s Chimney Service is educated, experienced, and ready to tackle any job you throw our way.
Protecting Adjacent Woodwork
Without a liner in place, the heat from your fireplace can reach your adjacent woodwork in a matter of hours. This could quickly lead to a house fire. putting your loved ones at risk and costing you hundreds, possibly thousands, in home repairs. A correctly fitted liner will give you the peace of mind you deserve as you light fires evening after evening. Have our sweeps check it out today, so you know you are all set before your next burning season.
Preventing Masonry Corrosion
If your liner is not in good shape or is fitted incorrectly, the acidic fumes produced by your fireplace will start to eat away at your masonry. Additionally, a weakened structure leads to inefficiency and makes your fireplace unsafe. As cracks and holes start to form in your masonry, your chances of experiencing fires or carbon monoxide exposure will increase significantly.
Carbon monoxide is colorless and odorless, and its presence can lead to serious illness and, sometimes, even death. It is not something to mess around with and a properly installed liner can make all the difference when it comes to keeping your home and family as safe as possible.
Improving Overall Efficiency
All in all, when a liner is missing, broken down, or not the right size, your system will not function as well. Draft and airflow will become compromised, and your home and family will put in danger. You need to ensure your chimney is properly equipped to send smoke and fumes up and out of your home where they belong, and a well-fitted chimney liner will help get that done for you.
Let Us Help
Whether you need your current liner repaired or your entire chimney relined, our crew is qualified to help you out. We hold certifications with the CSIA, the NFI, and the FIRE, and have been trusted throughout Northern Virginia since 1978. For quality care and professional service every single time, count on Winston’s Chimney Service. Call today at 703-379-5006.