Stainless Steel Chimney Liners: What You Need to Know
There are several things homeowners need to know about stainless steel chimney liners, the most important being that they dramatically increase the safety for everyone involved when a home or business operates a wood-burning stove or fireplace.
When wood burns, it releases smoke, which contains various toxins including creosote, a sticky, very-flammable compound that can quickly adhere to and build up on the inside of a traditional masonry chimney.
The majority of house fires that involve a fireplace are the result of creosote that has built up over the years. By purchasing a well-built stainless steel chimney liner, cleaning and maintenance of your fireplace’s vent system will be much easier. There’s also the protection factor.
Years of high heat and smoke will predictably begin eroding the bricks and mortar that make up most chimneys. Cracks in a chimney are all that’s needed to allow moisture from outside to seep in and cause even further damage. A stainless steel chimney liner, when properly installed, goes a long way in preventing this kind of damage.
You don’t have to be an expert to estimate the cost of rebuilding a chimney that has finally crumbled. While there’s nothing wrong with having a brand new brick-and-mortar chimney built, the expense is something most people simply aren’t ready for. A fine new chimney liner made of ultra-durable stainless steel can be installed in your existing chimney for literally a fraction of the cost of having the chimney rebuilt.
Stainless steel chimney liners are safe and efficient for businesses, too
Owners of commercial establishments that operate fireplaces or other appliances that require venting know how important it is for their establishments to be safe for the public. A complete inspection followed by the replacement of a worn-out liner or the installation of a brand new one is an investment in safety.
Whether you’re running a business that requires safe and efficient drafting of certain appliances, or if you’re a homeowner who is concerned about how your current chimney system is operating, it never hurts to call a professional chimney service technician and get the answers you need.
Hudson Valley Chimney can equip your fireplace with a quality stainless steel chimney liner. The process is faster and less-complicated than you may think. This is our business, and we understand residential and commercial venting needs and specs as well as just about anybody.
But we not only clean and service chimneys and perform skilled installation of chimney liners, we also sell stoves and fireplaces, making our Ashleigh’s Hearth & Home showroom the perfect “one-stop shop” to get the products, labor and knowledge you need to keep your fireplace running in top form, year after year.
Stop by and see us at 3647 Albany Post Road in Poughkeepsie. You can reach us by phone with questions at (845) 471-1071.