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Enjoy The Safety & Energy Benefits Of A Stainless Steel Chimney Liner!

chimney technician installing stainless steel liner

AtoZ’s chimney sweep technicians are professionals at converting slammers into fully lined inserts!

Upon discovering that a chimney’s original terracotta flue tile liner is cracked or damaged, trained chimney professionals often recommend that a masonry chimney be relined with a new stainless steel liner.

If one of the following describes your chimney, a new stainless steel liner could be incredibly beneficial to you:

1. Damaged Flue Liner: If it has been determined that your masonry chimney’s terracotta flue liners are cracked, damaged, or unsafe, a stainless steel chimney liner is the easiest, quickest, and most effective way to make your chimney safe again. A damaged terracotta flue liner should not be ignored, as it could cause a fire or leak carbon monoxide into your home.

2. Unlined Chimney: If your chimney has no liner at all, your chimney is not only not up to code, but it is unfit for any fires. Unlined chimneys greatly increase the risk of accidental fires or carbon monoxide leakage, not to mention poor chimney draft performance and several other undesirable realities.

3. Unlined Wood Stove Insert (Slammer): If you have a wood-burning stove insert that was just pushed into the fireplace without it’s own separate stainless steel liner, you should have a stainless steel liner installed. While just shoving the stove into the fireplace used to be accepted as the proper installation technique in the 80s, years of accidents and loss of life and property have taught the hearth industry that burning fires in an unlined wood stove insert (a.k.a. a “slammer”) is not a good idea.

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Stainless steel liner being installed from the bottom.

Stainless steel liner being installed from the bottom.

Having your chimney professionally lined has lots of benefits—not only will it do the very important job of protecting your family and your property when you burn fires, but it will also help prevent carbon monoxide intrusion, protect your chimney from corrosion, help with draft, and extend your chimney system’s usable life.

If you live in the Sacramento area and one of the three situations above describes your chimney, we highly recommend having a new, fully-insulated, stainless steel flue liner installed. Relining a masonry chimney properly is a precise and exacting process with many steps. Because the slightest oversight could be disastrous, only qualified and licensed companies who specialize in repairs of this nature should be hired to reline your chimney.

As an alternative to a new stainless steel liner, we may be able to restore your chimney’s damaged clay liner by using HeatShield®, a cerfractory sealant that can eliminate many of the dangers of an unlined chimney. You can read more about this product on our HeatShield® page.

Let the professionals at A to Z Chimney Services restore the safety and efficiency of your chimney! Email, call us, or fill out our online appointment form today!


HeatShield® is a popular option for durable results when you need chimney relining. Ask us for more details.

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Dear A to Z Chimney

I just wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the great service you have done for me. I am an avid wood burner and love to burn my fires just about every evening. There’s nothing like the simple pleasure of curling up next to a warm and cozy fire during those cold winter nights.

Unfortunately, I had a chimney fire which did extensive damage to my chimney and it had to be re-lined with a new Stainless Steel Liner.

Last year, I hired a different company to come out and sweep my chimney. The sweep from that company tried to use high pressure sales tactics to get me to do the repairs. His poor attitude and high pressure turned me off so badly that I decided not to have them do the work.

This year, I hired your company and Chris Donovan was such a gentleman! He gave me the same bad news, but this time I could see it with my own eyes on the screen as he video scanned my flue. He was also much more knowledgeable and informative and really took the time to help me understand. He did not talk condescendingly, and there was no pressure whatsoever.

Consequently, I did hire your company to come back and complete the needed repairs, and was absolutely delighted!! Not only did Chris come back, but Aaron, the owner came, as well. I was delighted to know that the owner was personally seeing to the work. In the process of repairing my chimney, some other minor problems were detected, and they fixed them at no additional charge!

In addition, when everything was done, they did a spectacular job cleaning up every bit of their mess, and I couldn’t even tell they had been here.

Thanks again for the great service you provide! I will use you again and again, and refer you to my friends.


~ Beverly Bland, Carmichael, CA
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