The main function of a dryer vent is to expel lint, moisture and heated air outside. You cannot safely and efficiently run a dryer without a proper vent. Problems arise when moisture leaves wet spots inside the tube, and built-up lint gets trapped in these moisture-filled spots, often resulting in mold growth. Here are the advantages […]
Water is one of the most devastating enemies of chimneys. Since masonry materials – such as brick, stone and concrete – used to build chimneys are porous, these exterior components are highly susceptible to water-related damage. Here’s how water can affect your chimney.
Your fireplace will only work efficiently if the chimney is in good shape. If this component malfunctions, there would be no exits for smoke and combustion byproducts to escape. What’s more dangerous is a chimney that is blocked with debris.
Small animals are not as innocent as they look, and they are among the last things you want on your roof. Since the temperatures are getting warmer, many of these creatures will be coming out of hibernation. Moreover, once they gain access to your roof, they can end up damaging your chimney.
“Chimney liners” or “flue lining” refers to a conduit made of clay, metal or ceramic installed inside a chimney. Its purpose is to protect the chimney walls from corrosion and heat by containing the combustion products and directing them to the outside atmosphere.