We Reline Chimneys Throughout Knoxville, Boosting Safety & Efficiency

For many years, if you had a damaged chimney liner you either stopped using your fireplace or hoped you could get at least one more fire out of it without issue. But the truth is: a damaged flue liner is not something to take chances with.

Cracks, holes, gaps, and openings in the flue liner can quickly result in a rapidly spreading fire, carbon monoxide poisoning, smoke problems, and poor fireplace performance, and that’s not something you want to chance.

That’s why the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) urge consumers to have their chimney systems inspected annually and repaired or replaced as needed.

When we perform annual inspections, we snake a camera up into the chimney so we can see the flue liner, bottom to top. What do we look for?

  1. Cracks in the flue liner
  2. Gaps between flue tiles
  3. Flaking or spalling areas on the flue liner walls
  4. Mortar joint erosion or damage

In other words, we’re looking for any damage that could be compromising safety and efficiency. And if we do find damage, the good news is we have the very best options for repair and restoration…

How Do You Fix A Damaged Flue Liner?

Here at Ashbusters Chimney Service of Knoxville, we’re happy to offer our clients two great relining options:

  1. Repair and restore the liner with HeatShield® — You don’t always have to go with a whole new liner. Thanks to the revolutionary HeatShield® system, a cerfractory flue sealant, we can repair and resurface damaged terra cotta liners. That means all gaps, cracks, and holes will be filled and all rough surfaces will be smoothed and insulated. No tear out, no rebuild, no relining.
  2. Reline with a stainless steel liner — If your liner can’t be repaired with HeatShield®, we’ll recommend relining with a stainless steel liner. Stainless steel liners are safe for use with all fuel types, which means it doesn’t matter if you have a wood-burning fireplace or a gas insert. And when professionally installed and maintained, stainless steel liners come with a lifetime warranty, which means you won’t have to worry about needing another liner again.

Relining & Resurfacing Is Simple & Stress Free With Ashbusters Chimney Service Of Knoxville

Is your chimney liner damaged, unsafe, and inefficient? Schedule a level 2 inspection with a CSIA-certified chimney professional so you know for sure what’s going on and what needs to be done.

Here at Ashbusters Chimney Service of Knoxville, our licensed and insured pros have the tools and techniques needed to provide you with a thorough and accurate assessment of your chimney liner’s condition. We’ll let you know if repairs are needed and make recommendations based on your unique situation.

Ready to schedule? Simply call 865-470-6117 or request an appointment online today. We’re happy to help!


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