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The Importance of the Flue Liner

The flue liner, also referred to as the chimney liner, is a vital element of any chimney system. In fact, they are one of the most important reasons annual chimney inspections are recommended.

What makes a flue liner so important? The liner creates a barrier between the flue and the chimney walls. When working correctly, flue liners protect your chimney from extremely high temperatures. Without a liner, your home is at a much higher risk of fires.

Not only do flue liners protect the inside of your chimney, they also protect the outside. Bricks and other materials used to build chimneys can weaken over time due to high heat and soot buildup. Damaged chimneys are at a higher risk of chimney fires and can accumulate even more damage if not taken care of.

Because there are so many factors that can damage your chimney, it is vital that you have your chimney inspected regularly. Regular inspections ensure that the liner is working properly. 

Signs You Need Your Liner Replaced

Your chimney liner needs replaced if:

  • The clay tile liner is damaged
  • Condensation occurs
  • You’ve changed fireplace fuel types or had a fireplace insert installed.

Damage or changes in your chimney and fireplace system can affect your chimney liner. If you have noticed any of the above signs or any other problems related to your chimney, call a chimney sweep. Your professional chimney sweep will thoroughly inspect your chimney, including the liner. The chimney technician will be able to show you video of the interior, pointing out any damage or issues that need to be addressed. They will also discuss with you the benefits of a new liner and be happy to schedule an appointment to replace it.

Schedule An Appointment

Your chimney is the exit route for gases, water vapor, and other debris. Regular maintenance will prolong the life of your chimney. This includes keeping an eye on your chimney liner. The flue liner blocks the extreme temperatures from your fireplace from harming your chimney and your home. Your local, highly trained chimney sweeps at Sootaway will perform a complete inspection of your chimney and let you know whether a replacement liner is necessary. Schedule an appointment by calling us at (866) 345-4751. You can also email us by filling out our contact form here.