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A Faulty Chimney Liner May Be The Problem

A failing chimney liner can cause all kinds of problems. Smoke problems, spalling brRomeo Beforeick and wall fires can all be attributed to a faulty lining inside your chimney. A chimney with a sound liner will allow the chimney to function the way it is supposed to: to convey the products of combustion to the atmosphere.

Clay tile liners can be damaged by lightening, settling, 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 and is at a greater risk for structural damage from a fire or excess condensation.

Home Care Chimney 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 a chimney:

Please Note: The State of Michigan requires a qualified Mechanical Contractors License, Mechanical Permits and inspection when installing chimney liners.

Link to verify mechanical license http://www7.dleg.state.mi.us/bcclicense/

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Stainless Steel Chimney Liners - This method of relining involves installing Fireplace linera round or oval stainless steel liner in the chimney. The liner can be either rigid or flexible; flexible liners are used for chimneys with offsets. Stainless steel liners are used for woodstoves, fireplaces, gas and oil appliance installations. Home Care Chimney offers UL Listed stainless steel lining 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.

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Cecure Cerfractory Flue Sealant - is a specially formulated "Cerfractory" sealant material that restores the integrity of your chimney's flue to vent hazardous flue gases from your home. It eliminates the dangers in your chimney caused by gaps, cracks and spalling for years to come. By using either the Joint Repair System or Resurfacing System, depending on the defects found, your chimney will be restored to its original peak level of safety and efficiency. Home Care Chimney is a certified HeatShield Cerfractory Flue Sealant Installer.

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Cast-In-Place Chimney Lining System - This method involves using properly sized inflatable rubber former that is inserted into the chimney cavity, centered with spacers  to ensure proper flue wall thickness, even along offsets or bends within the flue path.   Home Care Chimney is a certified Guardian Cast-In-Place Chimney Lining System installer.

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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. Note: Gas logs intended for installation in wood burning fireplaces may not be vented with aluminum liners.

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Vitreous Clay Flue Tiles - Used mainly in new construction, this method of relining may be suitable for short, straight chimneys.

  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 woodstove through an existing fireplace.

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