| After thoroughly cleaning every chimney,
a visual inspection is performed to insure the system is safe
to use. Should the examination turn up defects such as misaligned
or cracked flue tiles, there are three things you can do:
1. Tear the entire chimney down and have it rebuilt by a masonry
company (which is the most expensive option).
2. Reline the chimney with a one piece stainless
steel liner for a third of the price of having it rebuilt......
and a relined chimney may actually end up being safer and
more durable than a tile-lined one! The stainless steel liner
that Chimney Cricket offers comes with a Limited Lifetime
3. Install a fireplace insert. This
option is more expensive than a reline but if you prefer more
heat from you're fireplace it's worth the extra $$$. Repairs
are usually NOT needed prior to installation.