Chimney Repair from a Chimney Fire

Fire damage left this fireplace in need of repair in North Attleboro. Kirley removed broken flue tiles left behind from the chimney fire, lined the chimney with a new insulated liner and inserted a new wood burning insert, sure to keep this home safe and warm for years to come. If the fire damage was vast and the surrounding area needed fixing then a company like ServiceMaster Restoration by Zaba can be brought in to help clean and fix the area.

Chimney Fire

On a cold winters’ day, it is wonderful to be snug inside your home with a roaring wood fire going in your fireplace. Most wonderful, yes! The smell of a natural wood fire and the crackle of the wood as it burns is so comforting. Until suddenly, you hear a loud popping sound resembling a freight train. You discover it is coming from your chimney.

You dial 911 to call the fire department to come out. They get their quickly. Ladder trucks and firemen are busy at work, putting the fire out. Amazingly they are able to stop the fire before it spreads beyond the chimney.

Damage is accessed. The fire was contained to the chimney, and smoke went out the top. But the chimney is damaged. The hot fire cracked clay flue tiles in the chimney. They must be repaired. At this point, it’s best to talk with your home insurance company to find out what repair costs can be covered. Without insurance, the bills will all fall on you. It’s best that you look into getting an insurance quote for your home if you haven’t already, as anything unprecedented can happen to your home.

Chimney Repair

This is where we come in. The homeowner called Kirley to assess the situation. It was discovered that there was extensive damage to the flue tiles that would need to come out. The homeowner inquired about installing a wood stove and installing a liner in place of new flue tiles. This became a great cost-effective solution.

Our technicians removed the damaged tiles, being extremely careful not to damage the adjacent oil flue. One by one, the damaged tiles were removed.

Wood Stove Installation

We chose to run a flexible insulated liner up the chimney for this job. Next we inserted and connected an Osburn 1100 wood insert to the piping.

As a result of fire damage leaving a fireplace in need of repair, Kirley removed broken flue tiles left behind from the chimney fire, lined the chimney with a new insulated liner and inserted a new wood burning insert, sure to keep this home safe and warm for years to come.

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