Chimney Fire Restoration
With the increased use of solid fuel burning appliances these days, chimney fires are a common occurrence. Chimney fires may not be completely preventable, but they certainly can be managed to reduce the intensity at which they burn. Even small chimney fires have the ability to cause significant damage to the chimney. It’s not always the heat that causes the damage, it’s the sudden temperature change that causes the clay tile flue liner to expand too rapidly and crack or otherwise fail. This is called thermal shock.
If you experience a chimney fire, it’s important that you not only have your chimney swept, but also have a level two inspection performed with video scanning equipment. Most insurance companies insure damages resulting from chimney fires, so contact your insurance company to see if your loss is covered by your policy.