Our Chimney Experts Can Tackle Your Chimney Relining Services

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Whether you use your fireplace or heating appliance constantly during the cold months or only once in a while, it’s important to care for it so that it always works at the highest efficiency levels. With annual chimney inspections, we can help you identify and treat potential problems, so that you never have to miss a day in front of your fireplace during the burning season. A regular issue we encounter at Smalling Masonry is a damaged or deteriorating chimney liner.

That sounds like a scary issue, but it’s more common than you might think. Most liners take on a lot of heat and are made from materials that aren’t always able to withstand high temperatures for the long haul. The silver lining is that we can offer you relining services for different appliances and setups that can extend the lifespan of your chimney.

If you’re in the Indianapolis area, call today or request your next appointment online to get started.

What Is the Purpose of a Chimney Liner?

When you burn a fire, it releases smoke and exhaust that can be dangerous to your family’s health if it isn’t safely evacuated out of your home. A chimney liner allows corrosive and dangerous toxins, like carbon monoxide, to escape through your chimney without significantly damaging the brickwork. Without a liner or with a damaged liner, the chimney could break down, which then might lead to toxins or fumes entering your home.

Annual inspections by a technician certified through the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) will keep you informed on the condition of your chimney’s interior structure. If there are cracks in the liner that are small enough to be sealed, that is an option. Sometimes, though, cracks and gaps can be significant enough that we may suggest relining.

We Offer Fireplace Flue Relining Services

During an inspection, one of our knowledgeable technicians will use a camera or video scope to get into the nooks and crannies of your chimney system. If we find gaps and cracks that have advanced enough to require a relining, we’ll give you our recommendation. There are three options for flue relining:


  • Stainless Steel, the most popular choice for relining because they are durable, long-lasting, and easy to install.
  • Cast-In-Place, a specialized mortar mixture that is poured or sprayed into the existing flue, creating a well-insulated liner.
  • Ceramic Liners, which are typically custom-made liners made from clay or refractory materials and are specifically designed for high-temperature situations.

Need a Furnace or Water Heater Reline?

Chimneys aren’t the only home appliance that needs to be relined every now and then. Your furnace and water heater have flues that need to be inspected and serviced too. Your furnace and water heater also produce harsh toxins that need to be filtered out of your home, so that your health is not at risk. The flue liner helps direct chemicals out of your home, but if it’s cracked or damaged, it will not work efficiently.

One of our CSIA-certified technicians will check the flue and vent pipe for signs of damage, deterioration, or corrosion. If we locate a problem, we’ll recommend relining. Stainless steel liners are the best method for furnaces and water heaters, but ceramics liners are also an option.

A man inspecting a water heater.

We Install B-Vent Liners for High-Efficiency Utility Appliances

B-vents are double-wall metal pipes designed to safely evacuate the combustion byproducts from appliances like furnaces and water heaters. B-vents may be used in place of liners or they may work with existing liners to add an extra layer of protection for your furnace or water heater.

Who Provides Chimney Relining Services Near Me?

Smalling Masonry is a proud provider of chimney repair services throughout the greater Indianapolis area. We’ve served customers in Marion County, Hamilton County, Johnson County, Hancock County, Hendricks County, Morgan County, and Boone County. If you don’t see your county on that list, don’t worry. Reach out to us online or by phone and one of our customer service representatives will be happy to clarify.

Protect Your Home & Family: Schedule a Relining Appointment With Smalling Masonry Today

Everyone deserves the comfort of a burning fire and a properly working furnace or water heater without the worry or threat of health risks. Put your mind at ease and call in Smalling Masonry for all of your chimney relining needs. Our group of technicians can spot and fix problems that keep your heating appliances in excellent condition for the long haul.

Call us now at 317-903-8121 or set up an appointment with us online.


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