A Safer, More Efficient Chimney Is Possible With Our Chimney Relining & Flue Repair Services
Here at SirVent Lexington, nothing is more important to us than promoting fire safety and helping ensure our customers throughout the Lexington area enjoy safer, warmer, more comforting moments around the fireside. That’s why we spend so much time educating clients about chimney liners and the importance of making repairs.
For many years, chimneys were built without liners, and that resulted in many preventable and devastating structure fires. But what many people don’t know is that there are still many older homes out there without liners. Even some chimneys that were built with liners are unsafe and inefficient because of damage, buildup, and neglect — but we’re here to change that.
We repair and resurface terra cotta/clay liners with FireGuard and reline chimneys with stainless steel. Here’s a little bit about each method and when it’s needed:
FireGuard is a certified and UL listed ceramic flue repair and resurfacing system that we use to repair and restore clay tile liners. This system is designed to really take the heat and can withstand temps up to 3,205 degrees F. Not only that, but both the mortar joint repair and resurfacing repair system carry great factory guarantees against material failure. And the job can typically be done in a single day!
So when is FireGuard the smart choice? When:
- you need to have your chimney resurfaced, relined, or repaired without altering the size of the flue
- your clay tile liner is still structurally sound, but needs repair work or a smooth, fresh surface
Stainless steel liners are the new industry standard because they’re about as rust resistant, corrosion resistant, and durable as it gets. These liners are available in rigid or flexible models and come in a variety of sizes, and because they’re approved for use with all fuel types, stainless steel can be a great option for venting just about every appliance. Not only that, but these come with a lifetime warranty when professionally installed and installation doesn’t require the tear out of the old liner or any demolition work.
So when would you opt for stainless steel? Stainless steel liners are great if:
- your chimney was built without a liner
- you need to have your flue resized for better performance
- your liner is unsafe or not approved for use with your new appliance
Wondering If It’s Time To Reline Or Repair Your Chimney Flue? Schedule An Inspection & Know
If you haven’t had your chimney inspected in the last year, be sure to schedule an inspection with an experienced and knowledgeable chimney sweep before lighting the first fire of the season. We’ll take a look at your chimney system and let you know if your chimney liner is missing or damaged. We use video scanning equipment to look closely at each section of the flue liner and we’ll provide you pictures, along with recommendations, so you know exactly what needs to be done to restore your chimney and why repairs are necessary. Ready to schedule your inspection? Call 859-241-1182 or request an appointment online today.