There’s a world of difference between a safe fire and an unsafe fire. Safe fires provide warmth, light, and a cozy atmosphere when lit in a place like your fireplace. They can be controlled and easily extinguished. Unsafe fires? We’ll leave that to your imagination.

What we will say is that chimney liners and fireboxes, with the proper specifications, are a necessity for keeping fires safe. Elite Chimney and Masonry has been the choice for customers in and around the Chicago area to service their chimney and fireplace systems and keep these components functional.

Originally, chimneys used stacked terra cotta clay tiles to line the interior of chimneys. Now, stainless steel and aluminum liners have replaced them. However, when chimney liners aren’t properly maintained, blockages can occur, and acidic gases can eat away at the brick-and-mortar structure.

Along similar lines, the firebox is the part of your chimney where fires are built. It’s designed to keep the fire in place through the use of firebrick and high-temperature refractory mortar. If it becomes damaged, erodes, or deteriorates, fire can escape and create enormous problems. Common firebox repairs includes tuckpointing, where old mortar is removed and replaced with industrial-grade mortar. In extreme cases, the entire firebox is replaced.

If you have questions or you’re ready to schedule service for the liners or firebox, contact us online or by phone today.