If you have a fireplace or woodstove, then your chimney has flue tiles. The flue tiles are made of clay and are stacked on top of one another to form your liner, which removes the smoke and gases from your fire. These gases contain creosote and chemicals. Your flue removes these toxins up and out of your home, so your home is safe.
Over time it is common for these chemicals and gases to cause wear and tear on the flue tiles. The flue tiles become to start producing gaps and cracks. The flue tiles can crack for other reasons that include a chimney fire or even lighting from a storm, and just poor craftsmanship of the flue and chimney. No matter how the cracks occur in the flue tiles, they can pose a threat to your family’s health along with deteriorating your chimney. This is why it is essential to have your have your flue inspected.
Chim-Scan Video Inspection
We offer an amazing video inspection system called the Chim-Scan. The Chim-Scam allows our technician to see even the tiniest cracks in your flue tiles. The Chim-Scan video inspection is a long tube that has a camera on the end, which is connected to a monitor that the technician uses to see the inside of the flue. The camera is able to go over every inch of the flue, and inspect each flue tile to make sure there are no cracks or erosion present. It doesn’t matter how small the crack is on the flue tiles, our camera will be able to show the technician, and then our technician will show you the cracks that are present inside your flue.
Depending on the severity of the cracks in the flue tiles, a replacement can be done. Another option for homeowners is having a chimney liner repair system added. The chimney liner system will go over the existing flue tiles providing a new flue that will overtake the current one. The homeowner doesn’t have to worry about the expense of taking the current, cracked and damaged flue out with this option.
Our Chim-Scan video inspection system is the only way to get a thorough inspection of your flue. The video inspection system allows to pick up on any and all cracks and damages. Homeowner should have their flue tiles checked at least once a year, so their home is safe from all toxins entering it.
For more information on our chimney services, go to www.safesidechimney.com.