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Chimney leaks

Installing a flex liner will not cause a water lack and we can not be held responsible for any leaks you may experience in your chimney. We do not touch the integrity of the chimney or any building works in your chimney during a flex liner installation. 


Installing a flex liner in your chimney, will not prevent the chimney from leaking water. A flex liner is to create a clear and direct path for the log burner's fumes to leave your home directly out the top of the liner through your pot or cowl. Without a flex liner, the chimney walls will eventually deteriorate and smoke will be able to sweep through any creaks in your chimney. You are also at a greater risk of dangerous fumes entering your home like Carbon Monoxide and over toxic gases. 


Carbon Monoxide is known as the silent killer because there is no odor and it is unseen, along with causing no systems until it endangerous your health or even death. 


The main reasons for a chimney to leak include, a missing chimney cap, damaged flashing, cracks in the brickwork or the flaunching, or deterioration of the pointing. Water penetrating your chimney can cause water damage and staining to internal walls and ceilings and threaten the structural integrity of the chimney. Unfortunately, heavy rain can also lead to a leaking chimney. Chimney leaks are one of the most common problems during the summer months. Even chimneys without any previous problems can develop damage in as little as one season.  Having a flex liner installed, will not prevent this from happening, they are non-related. A flex liner is designed to remove the toxic gases directly from the stove only.


Chimney leak examples...


Water on your hearth is a chimney leak...



Water on top of your stove is a chimney leak...



This image is again of water, which has dried and damaged the stove, from a chimney leak...







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