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As the largest chimney business in Chicagoland and the country, Lindemann knows wood-burning fireplace installations better than anyone else out there. Our customers are with us for the long-term, so we evaluate your current set ups and find the right solution for your budget and your home.Schedule Appointment
Years of Experience
We’ve been hard at work for over 50 years to keep you Safe & Sound and we understand our place in helping you in the care and maintenance of your home systems – especially your fireplace. As Chicagoland’s premier provider, our technicians and staff are the best around, providing award winning service on the Northshore.
Lindemann understands the importance and the significance of your wood burning fireplace. We call it the original social media device: a space for your family and friends to gather in your home. It’s a centerpiece of conversation, a meeting space, where you catch up with friends, colleagues and family. It’s where you enjoy a warm cozy fire over the holidays.
When it comes to choosing a wood-burning fireplace for your home, there are several different types to consider. Each type of fireplace has its own unique features, benefits, and installation requirements. Here are some of the different types of wood-burning fireplaces:
Each type of wood-burning fireplace has its own benefits and drawbacks, and the one that’s right for you will depend on your preferences, budget, and the layout of your home. If you’re unsure which type of fireplace is best for your needs, it’s always a good idea to consult with a professional who can help you choose the right option.
While wood-burning fireplaces are a wonderful source of warmth and ambiance in your home, they do require some maintenance and troubleshooting from time to time. Whether you’re experiencing a smoky fire, difficulty starting a fire, or other issues, it’s important to address these problems as soon as possible to keep your fireplace functioning safely and efficiently. Here are some of the most common fireplace issues and what you can do to resolve them.
If your fireplace is producing excessive smoke, it can be unpleasant and even dangerous. There are several potential causes of a smoky fireplace, including a dirty chimney, wet or green wood, or a clogged air intake. To resolve this issue, you may need to clean the chimney, use dry, seasoned wood, or adjust the air intake.
If you’re having trouble getting your fire started, there could be several causes. Wet or green wood, a dirty or clogged chimney, or a blocked air intake can all make it difficult to start a fire. To improve your chances of success, make sure you’re using dry, seasoned wood and that your chimney and air intake are clean and unobstructed.
If your fireplace isn’t drawing air properly, it can result in smoke backing up into your home or difficulty starting a fire. A dirty or clogged chimney, a blocked air intake, or a poorly designed chimney can all contribute to poor draft. To address this issue, you may need to clean the chimney, adjust the air intake, or have your chimney professionally inspected to ensure it’s properly designed.
Over time, the firebox in your fireplace can become damaged or cracked due to the high temperatures it’s exposed to. A damaged firebox can be a serious safety hazard, as it can allow flames and heat to escape into your home’s walls. If you notice any damage or cracks in your firebox, it’s important to have it repaired or replaced by a professional as soon as possible.
While wood-burning fireplaces are a great source of heat, they can also pose safety risks if not used properly. It’s important to have your fireplace inspected regularly to ensure that it’s functioning correctly, and to follow safety guidelines for using it. This may include using a fireplace screen, not leaving a fire unattended, and avoiding burning certain types of wood that can produce harmful chemicals.
A 2000 degree chimney fire can transfer heat through brick and ignite combustibles in your home. Chimney fires can be minor, but threaten your home and safety. Chimney cleaning and inspections is recommended at least every 36 fires or annually to prevent chimney fires from ever occurring.
Unlined Flues are not capable of protecting the combustibles of your home from high heat events. Stainless steel lining is an option for essential insulation to protect your home from fires, which can be installed to protect your chimney and home from fire due to an unlined flue.
Our cleaning & inspections don’t just encompass your wood burning fireplace – we check your chimney top to bottom to ensure it’s safe and ready for fires during chimney season. As the largest chimney company nationwide, we understand and identify any and all issues that need to be addressed associated with your firebox and flue.
50+ Years of Experience
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In Chicago’s North Shore and communities across northern Illinois, Lindemann works hard to earn new business and build trust and satisfaction with existing customers.