Need Relining Services for Your Chimney? We’ve Got Multiple Options for You
Chimney relining services aren’t something you want to leave in the hands of just anybody. Your chimney liner plays a huge part in chimney system operation, efficiency, and safety, and an improperly lined flue can have a really negative impact on airflow, efficiency, and your system’s ability to function safely.
Chimney liners protect both your home and masonry from the heat and acidic fumes that your fireplace produces, so liner repairs are definitely something you don’t want to put off.
English Sweep, Inc. has been serving St. Louis for decades, and our knowledgeable sweeps are certified with both the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) and the National Fireplace Institute (NFI). Whatever issues you’re facing with your chimney liner, we’re sure we can help!
Why Does My Chimney Need to Be Relined?
What are the usual reasons chimneys need relining work completed? Here’s a more inside look at some of the more common issues we come across.
- Leaks & Water Damage: Missing caps, faulty crowns, and damaged flashing can all cause water to leak into your chimney and wreak havoc on your flue liner. If enough damage is present, some type of relining work will need to be completed or your system will be unsafe for use.
- Lack of Efficiency: If a flue is incorrectly sized or fitted with a liner, you won’t experience the high levels of efficiency every fireplace owner hopes for. This is one reason that working with a team of experts from the start is a must – so that everything gets done right the first time, and you don’t run into any future problems!
- Chimney Fires or Other Events: When chimney fires or other big events (like a flood or lightning strike) occur, oftentimes the liner needs to be replaced afterward. These events can be extremely damaging, so never put your system to use afterwards without first getting the go-ahead from a certified sweep.
- Fuel Changes: If you’ve decided to change fuel types, it may be that a new liner is needed, depending on what you already have and what fuel you’re switching to. Stainless steel liners can be used with it all – gas, wood, pellet, and oil – but other types of liners aren’t so flexible.
- Deterioration From the Freeze/Thaw Process: Clay liners that have experienced wear and tear from seasons and seasons of the freeze/thaw process may be in pretty rough shape. Depending on the state of the liner, we may need to remove it entirely, but if it’s still structurally intact, we could repair and resurface.
- Improper Clearances: If your fireplace clearances aren’t meeting standards, a new liner may be in order to ensure any adjacent woodwork or other combustibles don’t ignite down the road.
We Have Relining Services to Fit Every Need
Now, when it comes to liners, not everyone needs (or wants) the same thing. For some, stainless steel is their go-to option because it’s reliable, long-lasting, and they know it’ll resolve a host of issues, including widespread liner damage. For others, it makes more sense to have their existing liner repaired or resurfaced.
Whatever makes the most sense for your system, we can help. We install stainless steel liners and aluminum/HVAC liners, and we’re also qualified to offer HeatShield® Flue Resurfacing services. And if your firebox panels need replacing or repair, we’re able to handle that, too!
Our Knowledgeable Sweeps Can Provide a Free Quote—Just Call
If you’re looking for a quote for a potential flue relining or repair job, just give us a holler. Our number is 636-225-3340, and we’d love to hear from you! You can also request a free quote online right here.