About Chimney Liners
Chimney liners are used in new and old chimneys and they provide you, the home owner, with safety and reassurance. They can also help to bring your chimney up to the standard required by fire and building codes.
The flue lining of a chimney can be a clay, ceramic or a metal that is installed inside of a chimney. It is intended to contain the combustion products, direct them to the outside atmosphere, and protect the chimney walls from heat and corrosion. The purpose of the liner is to keep carbon monoxide, moisture, smoke, creosote, and other products of combustion from seeping through the bricks and mortar of your chimney and leaking into your home.
Chimney Liners Serve 3 Main Functions
- The liner protects the house from heat transfer the combustible materials withing the building.
- Liners protect the masonry from the corrosive by-products of combustion. The flue gases which are acidic can eat away at the mortar joints from inside the chimney and as the mortar joints erode, heat transfers more rapidly to the nearby combustibles and dangerous gases such as carbon monoxide can leak into the living areas of your home.
- Liners provide a correctly sized flue for optimum efficiency of the appliances being vented.
When Is Chimney Relining Needed?
You will need chimney relining if a clay liner was never installed in your chimney, or if your clay liner cracks, crumbles, or deteriorates over time. Water damage, chimney fires, moisture from the appliances, or age can all cause the deterioration of your clay liner.
Here at MOM Services, we can install all types of chimney liners, however, varying methods and materials will dictate the most suitable choice for your chimney repair. This is why a CCTV survey is conducted to assess your chimney for suitability. Clay flue liners are the least expensive but they are also less durable and the most labour intensive to install.
We offer the following types of traditional chimney lining & relining services:
Why Clay Liners
Clay liners are used for chimneys that serve heating appliances using solid fuel including wood, turf, and coal, with a working temperature of up to 600 degrees Celsius. These liners can also withstand a soot fire of around 1000 degrees Celsius. It is worth noting that chimney fires can reach temperatures of 1200 degrees Celsius and that is why most chimney fires result in cracked liners.
Chimney relining is one of the most practical and cost effective ways to repair damaged or deteriorated chimneys. If your chimney has been cracked or damaged, dangerous flue gases can enter into your home and these can have potentially dangerous consequences.
At MOM Services Ltd., we have many years experience in chimney relining and all our engineers are highly trained so you can have peace of mind. We offer a nationwide service and you can contact any of our branches to discuss your chimney repair or relining needs.