Jersey City Chimney Liner Installation
Ensuring the Safety & Longevity of Your Chimney
When there is a chill in the air and snow on the ground, there is nothing cozier than a roaring fireplace and perhaps a mug of something warm to drink. However, in order to safely use your fireplace year after year, it is important to have a chimney liner in place. These liners, made of ceramic, clay, or metal conduits, are installed inside the chimney. They are intended to protect the walls from corrosion and heat, as well as to direct the combustible materials safely away from the home. The installation of these liners has been a safety recommendation for over a century and has long been mandated by fire codes across the country.
At William J. Guarini, Inc., our team is here to help keep your chimney safe to use for years to come. Reach out to our Jersey City chimney liner installation experts today to discuss your needs!
Understanding the Purpose of Chimney Liners
The National Bureau of Standards (a precursor to the present-day National Institute of Standards and Technology) conducted tests, first in the 1940s then later in the 1980s, which found that chimneys without liners were so unsafe as to be “little less than criminal.”
These liners serve three primary purposes:
- Protecting the chimney from corrosion: The gases produced by the fire are acidic and rapidly eat away at the brick and mortar if given the chance, greatly reducing its structural stability and overall lifespan. This results in increased heat transfer as well as a greater risk of carbon monoxide leaking into the home.
- Protecting the home from excessive heat: Though of course, the purpose of a fireplace is to warm up a room, intense heat transfer from an unlined or poorly-lined chimney can actually result in fires in the surrounding materials within the living area. According to the NBS tests, this took as little as 3.5 hours.
- Providing a properly-sized flue to optimize efficiency: Ensuring that smoke, carbon monoxide, and other byproducts are effectively removed from the house while allowing enough airflow to feed the fire is a crucial balance. It is much simpler to safely maintain this balance with the help of a liner.
Call William J. Guarini, Inc. Today
Our team of experienced chimney liner experts in Jersey City is proud to have served our community since 1921. Whether you need someone to come and repair your chimney liner or it’s time for an update to keep your home safe, we are here to help!
Call us at (201) 205-2700 now to learn more about the services we offer.