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Chimney Flue Liners

What is a Chimney Flue?

A Chimney Flue is the main passage way for the flue gases. This area extends roughly 70% of the chimney length, and is constructed in sections as the chimney is built. For Masonry Chimneys this consists of Vitreous Clay Flue tiles. These tiles can vary in diameter but typically are 2ft in length. As the brick is laid, masons’ bed or lay the tiles on top of one another using an insulating refractory mortar to seal them together.

When does a chimney need to be “Relined”?

  • Gaps or Missing Mortar Joints between the Clay Tiles.
  • Spalling or flaking on the Clay Tiles.
  • Vertical or Longitudinal Cracks in the Clay Tiles.
  • If the tiles weren’t “bedded” correctly during installation.
  • If the tiles have shifted due to settling.
  • If the tiles originally installed aren’t adequately sized to vent the fireplace or appliance they service.

Why is it important to Reline a Chimney?

As you can see a lot of things can cause defects in the Flue lining, even a small deficiency can increase the risk of hazards originated from your chimney. Poisonous and/or Carcinogenic gases can infiltrate the home. Creosote can accumulate outside of the flue lining causing a fire to spread to combustibles surrounding the chimney. Heat over time alone can cause combustible materials around the chimney to ignite. Lastly, they can cause further damage to the masonry surrounding the flue lining potentially leading to more money out of your pocket.

Why choose Safeway Chimney for Reline Repairs?

Safeway Chimney has been in business for over 34 years and has completed thousands of chimneys relines. This experience makes us apt to deal with the challenges one faces during a repair of this scope. All of our Chimney Sweeps and Lead Installers are certified by the CSIA (Chimney Safety Institute of America). This is extremely important to us because we pride ourselves in being able to accurately access, communicate and rectifyyour flue lining issues. For more information or if you would like to schedule an appointment call today!

All Work is Performed by Licensed & Certified Technicians.

Fully insured and trained in the most up to date practices.