You may not realise this but many houses that were built pre-1965 do not have chimney liners. This means that these houses can be more susceptible to the acids and tars that are produced during combustion and this could potentially lead to the flue leaking fumes. In light of this, the chimney needs to be carefully monitored to ensure that it remains safe.
Since 1965 building regulations have made sure that chimney flues are built with liners but if your property was built before then, you may want to seriously consider having a chimney liner installed. If you’re not sure one way or the other if your chimney has got a liner or not, then please get in touch and we will do our best to advise you.
The chimney liner performs a variety of tasks including:
- Stopping poisonous carbon monoxide fumes from entering your home
- Stopping deposits such as soot and tar from entering your brickwork and into your property.
- Making the chimney much easier to sweep, stopping soot build up.
- Protecting the building masonry from the heat of the fire thus preventing fires.
- Keeping the diameter of the flue constant so that gases can rise quickly and easily which, in turn, improves the draw of the fire.
To keep your chimney in safe working order then it makes good sense to have a chimney liner installed. Chimney liners protect your home from the by-products which are made by the combustion of the fire and the actual heat itself so if you use your chimney regularly, it will definitely give you peace of mind.
For more advice about chimney liners then please do not hesitate to get in touch and speak to one of our specialist team. We would be happy to help.