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A Faulty Chimney Liner May Be The Problem

Some home fires can be attributed to a faulty lining inside your chimney. A chimney with a sound liner will allow the chimney to function the way it’s supposed to which is to convey the products of combustion to the atmosphere. In other words, your chimney should be able to allow the smoke from burning to go up and out of your chimney without leaking into your house.

Clay tile chimney liners can be damaged by lightning, settling and storms but the most common reason for damage is a result of chimney fires. In addition, many older homes may not have a chimney liner at all which has a greater risk for structural damage from a fire or excess condensation.

Chimney Sweeps Unlimited offers a variety of chimney relining and repair options to keep your fireplace and chimney operating at its best. Some of the ways we reline chimneys are:

Stainless Steel Chimney Liners

This method of relining involves installing a round or oval stainless steel tube in the chimney. Stainless steel liners are used for wood stoves, fireplaces, gas and oil appliance installations. Chimney Sweeps Unlimited offers the best UL Listed liner systems that come with a manufacturer’s Lifetime Warranty. Flexible stainless steel chimney liners can be made in a variety of shapes and sizes to fit any chimney.

Aluminum Chimney Liners

This method is similar to stainless steel, but the liner is made of aluminum. Aluminum liners can only be used to vent certain types of gas appliances.

Vitreous Clay Flue Tiles

These are mainly used in new construction. This method of relining may be suitable for short straight chimneys.


A liner that is damaged or deteriorated can allow smoke, creosote or condensation to seep through chimney walls and into your home.

Reasons to Reline a Chimney
- To repair damage to the chimney, which may have been caused by a chimney fire, lightning strike, or settling, etc.

- To upgrade old chimneys which were constructed without chimney liners.

- To replace worn, deteriorated liners, which may be allowing smoke, creosote or condensation to seep through the chimney walls.

- To properly size the chimney for a new appliance; such as converting from oil to gas heat.

- To prevent excessive creosote buildup (and risk of a chimney fire) when venting a wood stove through an existing fireplace.

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Chimney Sweeps Unlimited, Inc.

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