A chimney is an exhaust pipe for your home. It is a vertical/near vertical structure that acts as the main ventilation source for hot flue gases and smoke from a boiler, stove, fireplace or furnace so that it is able to disperse these toxic gases outside the building it inhabits. Chimney linings are there to act as a protective barrier between the chimney and the home.
The lining itself acts as a protective barrier between acidic steam generated from the fire which damages the mortar and can cause corrosion inside the chimney breast. This acidic corrosion can then burn its way through steel and brick causing damage to both the chimney structure and inhabitants of the building through dangerous CO emissions, a side effect of the smoke not being able to disperse correctly.
If you are unsure about the condition of your chimney, wish to conduct a survey, or want advice on the right lining for your chimney then please don’t hesitate to get in touch via our contact form.