Fireplaces in Elizabeth, CO and Colorado Springs are just like chimneys everywhere else; they have chimney liners. What is a chimney liner? It was invented to vent smoke and toxic gases up and out of your home and not seep through the chimney or fireplace to keep you and your family from inhaling poisonous gas. Your chimney liner also protects the walls and ceiling of your home from the high heat of a chimney fire.
In most cases, a chimney is a brick-and-mortar structure, but it also has that vital component, a chimney liner, in its interior. As we stated, they protect your chimney from excessive heat generated by fires. Without a chimney liner, it can cause brick and mortar to break down. A damaged chimney liner could also potentially set the attic, ceiling, or roof on fire. If you have a bad chimney liner, we recommend replacing it with either a stainless-steel liner or pouring in FireGuard Refractory Mortar. How do we know your chimney's liner has gone bad? Inspections.
In order to determine if your chimney liner is intact or if any other problems exist, an inspection by a qualified chimney sweep needs to be done. They can see signs such as water damage and take the proper steps. A chimney sweep during an inspection can detect hidden problems that can cause a fire or trap carbon monoxide in your home. A video camera is used to find those hidden problems inside of your chimney, including its liner. We perform inspections in the entire Elizabeth CO, area.
Once your chimney has been examined for damage or defects and some found, our CSIA-certified chimney specialists will begin the work of repairing your chimney. We will perform the repairs with little disruption to your home and pick up after ourselves when we are done. Here are just a few of the repairs we can do for you:
An annual chimney cleaning by a certified chimney sweep should be done to prevent damage to your chimney and keep your home safe. Here are some of the reasons you should have your chimney cleaned at least once a year:
If your house is in the Elizabeth, CO or surrounding areas then let FlameMaster give your chimney a thorough cleaning.
Your chimney has a pipe coming out of it called a flue, where the smoke and embers from a fire exit the chimney. If left open, it can also be an entry point for rain, snow, hail, tree branches, and pine needles. A flue cap will cover the opening and prevent water, debris, and wildlife from entering the chimney. A broader solution is a custom chimney cap that covers not only the flue but the entire top of your chimney.
If your house has a prefabricated chimney, then it has a long and narrow space connected to the fireplace that extends to the top of the chimney called a chase. Inside the chase is a flue. The exterior of the chase will be a wood frame, brick, or metal. On top of the chase is a metal lid that covers the entire area.
We can repair or replace any of these covers if they are damaged.
Perhaps no other problem can cause as much damage to your chimney as water leaking inside. It will eventually erode and destroy it. Water gets into pores inside your chimney's brick and mortar joints that will expand and contract with the freeze-thaw cycle. Over time it can crack and break bricks and wear away the mortar. If you see signs of leaks such as white powder on the exterior of your chimney, missing bricks, or water in your firebox, then get in touch with us right away to stop any leaks.
In the course of our chimney inspections, we may run into several issues:
We can repair these and any other chimney issues that may occur.
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We can replace your damaged chimney liner and inspect it annually as part of our Chimney Sweep Services. Call us at (719) 661-3277 or fill out our contact form. One of our experienced and friendly staff will assist you with any of your chimney and fireplace needs.