Chimney Repairs & Relining

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We here at chimneysweep.ie specialise in Chimney repairs and chimney relining.

Chimneys may need relining for for many reasons, due to deterioration, improper size or simply they are not working properly. We can also install a chimney liner in older homes that still have an unlined chimney.

A properly sized liner in good condition is recommended for the safe operation of any commercial or home chimney, whether venting a furnace, woodstove or fireplace. A faulty liner can lead to interior carbon monoxide buildup and could also be a fire hazard.

Many homes and businesses have chimney liners that either are too small or too large. A new furnace installation often should be accompanied by chimney relining to properly vent the new equipment. chanel replica A water heater venting only into the chimney also should include a chimney liner.

In the event your chimney needs to be relined we use quality, listed and warranted STAINLESS STEEL & ALUMINIUM chimney liners and components in both flexible, rigid and insulated models

We reline chimneys for wood, gas, and oil burning equipment. Relining can prevent early deterioration of flues & prolong the life of your chimney. Highly recommended for masonry flues venting oil or gas appliances

Chimneys have to be swept of all soot, creosote & debri before and relining can commence.

If you think a chimney fire has occurred, call us today for a professional evaluation. If your suspicions are confirmed, we will be able to make recommendations about how to bring the system back into compliance with safety standards. Depending on the situation, you might need a few flue tiles replaced, a new liner system installed or an entire chimney rebuilt. chanel replica sale Each situation is unique and will dictate its own solution.

Proper Maintenance

Clean chimneys don’t catch fire. chanel replica Make sure a Certified Chimney Sweep inspects your solid fuel venting system annually, and cleans and repairs it whenever needed. chanel replica sale Your sweep may have other maintenance recommendations depending on how you use your fireplace or stove. We at chimneysweep.ie are regularly tested on our understanding of the complexities of chimney and venting system. Prevention is better than cure!

How Chimney Fires Hurt Chimneys

Masonry Chimneys

When a chimney fire occurs in a masonry chimney – whether the flue is an older, unlined type or tile lined to meet current safety codes – the high temperatures at which they burn (around 2000°F) can “melt mortar, crack tiles, cause liners to collapse and damage the outer masonry material”.

Most often, thermal shock occurs and tiles crack and mortar is displaced, which provides a pathway for flames to reach the combustible wood frame of the house. This event is extremely dangerous, call the emergency services immediately.

Pre-fabricated, factory-built, metal chimneys

Factory built, metal chimneys that are designed to vent wood burning stoves or pre-fabricated metal fireplaces must pass special tests. Most tests require the chimney to withstand flue temperatures up to 2100°F – without sustaining damage. chanel replica handbags Under chimney fire conditions, damage to these systems still may occur. When pre-fabricated, factory-built metal chimneys are damaged by a chimney fire, they should no longer be used and must be replaced.

Special Effects on Wood Stoves

Wood stoves are made to contain hot fires. The connector pipes that run from the stove to the chimney are another matter. They cannot withstand the high temperatures produced during a chimney fire and can warp, buckle and even separate from the vibrations created by air turbulence during a fire. If damaged by a chimney fire, they must be replaced.

Nine Signs that You’ve Had a Chimney Fire

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Since a chimney, damaged by a chimney fire, can endanger a home and its’ occupants and a chimney fire can occur without anyone being aware of them it’s important to have your chimney regularly inspected by a certified professionsal. Here are the signs that a professional chimney sweep looks for: