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Tim Wheeler Masonry Construction, Stone - Cast, Seattle, WA

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Tim Wheeler

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Chimney Liners Seattle

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Here in the Seattle area most of our homes have fireplaces and chimney in them.  The purpose of these chimneys is to provide a safe way for the smoke and fumes to exit our homes through CHIMNEY LINERS, when we are using our fireplaces, furnaces or hot water heaters.   Modern technology has change the way we use and think about these fireplaces and chimneys, they are no longer the main source of heat in our homes, they have been replace with newer heating systems that service our entire home.   Despite this shift away from the fireplace as a source of heating the home,  almost all of these chimney are being used in someway to vent, the more modern heating systems, hot water heaters, gas logs, and once in a while a night spent sitting in front of a fireplace.   In fact your chimney may be using three or more different flue vents, in order to service your home.  Many of these chimney are UNLINED CHIMNEYS that can let dangers deadly gases escape into the interior of your house.  CHIMNEY RELINING Is the best way of overcoming Many problems that may come up in a chimney that has been damage due to water damage, Freeze damage or CHIMNEY FIRE.

Chimney that are venting oil furnaces and other modern heating systems  should always have a CHIMNEY LINER that is in good order.  Quite a few masonry chimney that we inspect, not only have old or DAMAGE LINING in them, or they have no lining at all.   Many of them are just hooked up to old brick FLUE LINERS that were never meant to carry fumes from force air heating systems and hot water tanks.   If you have a UNLINED CHIMNEY you can in most cases install a new STAINLESS STEEL LINER through the old UNLINED CHIMNEY, or if your chimney has a liner that is old or damaged it can be RELINED, and repaired.  In the past builders and heating equipment installers have not always used the best recommended practices when installing heating equipment.   Quite A few masonry chimney in the SEATTLE area are very old, damaged, decaying, and may not have been built right in the first place. this is one of the very best reasons to have your CHIMNEY INSPECTED, and to install CHIMNEY LINERS where they are needed.

The Chimney Safety Institute, estimates that every year in the USA there are over 375,000 thousand HOME FIRES that are related to CHIMNEY FIRES, and hundreds of deaths due to these fires and fumes.  There are several reasons, and different ways that your chimney can become dangerous and deadly even after years of service.  This is especially true when your chimney is being used to vent oil or gas furnaces and is vented through an UNLINED CHIMNEY.   Just the fact that the old mortar will crumble with time, water damage, freeze damage, and earthquake movement all of these can change a chimney that is working right to a chimney that is dangerous.  Take the time to look at your CHIMNEY it can tell you quite a bit if you know what to look for.  One of the tells of a UNLINED CHIMNEY is the brick will turn white on one side of the chimney only, if this is happening the acid in the oil or gas fumes are penetrating the chimney brick, and you need a CHIMNEY RELINING.  look for missing mortar joints, large area of darkened water damage brick, split and broken brick, or moss growing anywhere on the chimney.

STAINLESS STEEL LINERS can ensure the safety of your masonry chimney by providing you a continuous STAINLESS FLUE from your furnace, water heater, or wood stove to the top of the chimney.   They are on the first line of defense against CHIMNEY FIRES, deadly fumes, and creosote build up.  With proper CHIMNEY LININGS and care, CHIMNEY FIRES are entirely preventable.   CHIMNEY LINERS come in ridge and flexible formats, chose the CHIMNEY LINER that is best for the type of fuel that you are burning and make sure that it is design for the job it was meant to do.  It's always a good idea to insulate a METAL FLUE with a wrap or jacket that is designed for that purpose, since the flue temperatures on high efficiency furnaces are typically lower.  This will help maintain higher temperatures with in the METAL FLUE, and reduce corrosive condensation.  This add a measure of safety to your RELINED CHIMNEY and that what it's all about.  Give us a call for a free inspection of your CHIMNEY, and FLUE LINER.  We have been serving you in the Seattle area for over 35 years



For A Free Inspection call 206 714-8553

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