What if I can’t see if there are any obvious signs of a problem with my chimney liner?

It's always best to have a trained professional investigate your particular system to check for problems.


It’s common to see masonry debris in the base of the appliance liner which can lead to an obstruction. A trained professional will always take apart the vent connections and look into the chimney to see if there are visible signs of deterioration.

Often when having a new natural gas or propane water heater installed, a new chimney liner is recommended, or even mandated by code.  This requirement is a critical safety consideration for your property and addresses several issues.

Information provided by Lindemann Chimney and Fireplace 2018