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Ashbusters Chimney Service of Knoxville Helps Oak Ridge Families Feel Safer When Using Their Fireplace

Concerned about the state of your chimney? You may need a sweeping, some masonry repairs, or possibly a new flue liner. Whatever the case, we can help. If you live in or around Oak Ridge, Robertsville, Batley, Jackson Square, Emory Heights, Scarboro, Norwood, Emory Hills, Poplar, Oak Hills Estates, Marlow, Leedom, Seymour, Knoxville, or Gatlinburg, reach out to our team for service you can trust.

We are members of the National Chimney Sweep Guild (NCSG), certified with the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA), and equipped with decades worth of experience. Don’t wait until an issue arises – give Ashbusters Chimney Service of Knoxville a call at 865-448-4815 or reach out online today.

Serving the Secret City

Oak Ridge earned its nickname “Secret City” because no one – except those who lived there, of course – knew it existed. Back in 1942, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers quietly purchased 59,000 acres of farms and small rural communities that is now known as Oak Ridge.

Why did they need that amount of land you might ask? Well, it was all hush-hush for the Manhattan Project during World War II. The government needed a top-secret spot to develop the atomic bombs. In fact, even the residents of Oak Ridge at the time were kept in the dark about the true nature of their town’s activities, and all of the workers were sworn to secrecy.

Now, no longer a secret, Oak Ridge is thriving and has blossomed into one of Tennessee’s most loved areas. This safe, picturesque, and historically significant town is home to countless exciting events, cool attractions, and a wide range of shops, restaurants, and parks as well.

As far as staying busy and entertained, there are lots of options to explore. You could check out the American Museum of Science & Energy, the Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge, or Oak Ridge Art Center for an educational and insightful outing. If you’re looking for a quick stop that can help kids burn off some energy, some places for outdoor fun include Haw Ridge Park, the University of Tennessee Arboretum, or the A.K. Bissell Park.

Finally, when it is time to head home, consider relying on the team here at Ashbusters Chimney Service of Knoxville the next time you need chimney or dryer services. It’s no secret that a well maintained chimney and dryer are important for the safety and efficiency of our homes. Trust us to provide the reliable care you deserve.

Right from the start, it has been a pleasure working with this company. There was a quick response to my initial inquiry and they were able to come out to inspect our chimney promptly. Jonah was wonderful explaining what needed to be done and communicating with me with any follow-up questions I had. Amber was lovely in helping with any financial questions I had during the process. They even came out three days earlier to get the project done! Casey was great and kept me informed during the whole process. Definitely recommend!!

-Callie B.

Why Are Chimney Liners Important? Their Three Main Purposes

In the past, many chimneys were not built with a chimney liner in place. In fact, most chimneys back in the day were constructed with bricks or stone – and eventually clay tiles – forming the interior wall. This led to a series of issues like creosote buildup along the rough surface, corrosion of combustible byproducts, and overall fireplace inefficiency.

Fortunately, things have changed for the better in recent years. Nowadays, knowledgeable sweeps know that chimney liners are a must when it comes to operating a fireplace as safely and as efficiently as possible.

So, what are the main functions of a chimney liner? Well, the CSIA highlights three main things they contribute to your home.

  • Reducing Deterioration: First and foremost, they keep your brickwork and mortar from deteriorating. The acidic gases from your fireplace would break down your masonry pretty quickly if it weren’t for this extra layer of protection!
  • Enhancing Safety: Next, a liner will keep heat from escaping the chimney and causing adjacent woodwork to catch fire. Some tests have shown chimney fires starting in only a matter of hours in an unlined chimney. In the event of a chimney fire, a well-functioning liner can help contain the fire and protect the structure of your home.
  • Improving Draft & Performance: Finally, a correctly fitted liner will ensure smoke, fumes, and other gases flow through your chimney as efficiently as possible, allowing you to get the most heat possible from your fireplace.

If you are at all concerned about what condition your liner is in, reach out to a certified tech today, so you can use your fireplace with ease and peace of mind all year long. Our team can handle chimney relining with HeatShield®, as well as many other chimney repairs, including chimney masonry services and chimney leak services.

We also do chimney sweepings, chimney inspections, fireplace facelifts, gas service & repair, and dryer vent cleaning. Interested in a new fireplace, stove, damper, cap, or something else? 

All in all, we are committed to helping fireplace owners on Robertsville Road, Ivanhoe Lane, Valparaiso Road, Villanova Road, Hillside Road, Tulsa Road, Badger Avenue, Woodbury Lane, Tiffin Drive, Tusculum Drive, Raleigh Road, Latimer Road, Virginia Road, Providence Road, Main Street, Wilson Street, Rice Road, Rutgers Avenue, Northwestern Avenue, Purdue Avenue, Manhattan Avenue, Liberty Court, and everywhere else in between.

How Do You Install a Chimney Liner?

Installing a chimney liner isn’t a job just anybody can do. It’s a complex task that requires careful consideration of the type of liner, the specific chimney design, the type of fuel being used, and the correct size needed. All that said, for the most part, you can expect the following steps to be followed.

  • Assessment: Anytime a service is performed, we start with a thorough inspection of the chimney. We want to know the appropriate type and size of liner needed, as well as check for any existing damage or issues with the chimney structure. If there are any repairs needed, we have to address those first. Putting a new chimney liner on top of other issues only provides a temporary or band-aid fix.
  • Gather Materials: Next, we grab the necessary materials for your chimney. Whether that’s measuring and cutting clay tiles, securing metal sections, or preparing cast-in-place concrete, we make sure we have what we need to get the job done right the first time.
  • Prep Chimney: Before installing the new chimney liner, we clear the chimney of any creosote, debris, or other obstructions. That way, once the new liner is installed, you know your fireplace is ready to use all season long.
  • Install the Liner: Starting from the top, we lower the new liner into the chimney, connect sections of the liner securely, and seal the joints to prevent any leaks.
  • Cap the Chimney: At the top of the chimney, you should have a properly fitted chimney cap installed. If not, you run the risk of giving water, debris, and animals clear access to your chimney and home. We will make sure a chimney cap is securely attached, giving you ultimate protection.
  • Final Inspection: Lastly, we will perform a final inspection to ensure the liner was properly installed and sealed, and that it meets all safety requirements. We pay close attention to even the finest of details so you can be confident that your fireplace and chimney will serve its purpose for years to come.

Make Us Your One-Stop Shop for It All

Ashbusters Chimney Service of Knoxville does more than just chimney liner installations. We actually like to consider ourselves a one-stop shop for all of your chimney and fireplace needs. From inspections and sweeps to chimney rebuilds and installs, you can count on us to deliver top-notch services every time an issue arises.

If you live in Allingham, Ethel, Conasauga Heights, Dossett, Elza, Emory Valley, Pigeon Forge, Maryville, or somewhere else in the vicinity, let our team take care of all of your chimney, fireplace, and dryer vent-related needs. Call 865-448-4815 or reach out online for the expert service you deserve.


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