Let Us Take Care of Your Firebox

The firebox in your fireplace is one of the most used area. It is exposed to extremely high temperatures with each fire you light in it. Although it is built to be strong and durable, it can suffer from water damage and cracks over the years. A damaged firebox is very dangerous as heat can transfer through the cracks to the combustible parts of your home, resulting in a residential fire.

When your firebox is cracked, you will need repairs or replacement. To keep your home and family safe, Chim Cheree The Chimney Specialists offers repairs or rebuilds for your fireplace system.  We also provide chimney maintenance, repair, and installation services to the Upstate South Carolina region. We would like to tell you more about how we can keep you safe this winter.

How does my firebox become damaged and cracked?

firebox filled with roaring fireThe primary reason your firebox deteriorates is due to water damage. If the chimney has never had a cap installed, there is no barrier to keep the water from soaking the smoke shelf. This increases cracks and damages by dissolving and loosening the mortar joints. Your firebox is also directly exposed to the high temperatures of your fire. This heat can wear down the masonry materials over time. Even though the firebricks of your firebox are made to last a lifetime, they get cracks and spall over time. Heat and water are not the only concerns that your firebox faces. According to HouseLogic, it is very common for the foundations of older homes to settle as time goes by. When this happens, the mortar joints separate and form a gap between the firebox and the hearth. This not only increases the risk of an accidental fire, but it also allows water to leak into your firebox, which leads to further erosion damage.

How can Chim Cheree The Chimney Specialists help me with my damaged firebox?

When our certified and trained chimney professionals inspect your chimney, we will take a look at the condition of your firebox to check for any cracks or gaps present and will take photographs of the damage to show you. If a firebox is deteriorating your best choice is to rebuild. You can count on us to replace your firebox with top designs such as Rumor or PriorFire which greatly increase the efficiency and performance of the system.

Cracks and gaps in your firebox cause your fireplace system to be unsafe and inefficient. If you have noticed damaged bricks and mortar joints in your firebox, contact us at Chim Cheree The Chimney Specialists immediately to schedule an inspection appointment!

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