*Air Quality Control: The EPA has declared that indoor air quality is a greater health hazard than outdoor air pollution, with pollutants being up to 100 times higher indoors than outdoors. Whether you know it or not, the air in your home can contain harmful chemicals from numerous sources that could make you feel sick or make asthma and other health conditions worse.It’s easy to take the air in your house for granted until an issue arises that draws attention to it. Acceptable indoor air quality (IAQ) is much more than providing a prescribed volume of outdoor air per person. Today's building owners are concerned about maintaining and documenting IAQ, not only to avoid problems with condensate, building sickness, or noise issues, but to provide a clean and healthy living environment in the building.
Temperature, humidity, particulate count, fresh air volume, circulation and odors are all variables of IAQ that can be monitored and controled for your specific building’s purpose. Whether your building is a home, office, restaurant or children’s hospital, call Monmouth Fireplace Center today for your Indoor Air Quality testing. 732-870-8770.

*Chimney Liner Installation: A stainless steel chimney liner will make your chimney perform more safely and efficiently. A liner fits inside the chimney flue to protect the bricks and mortar from the soot and creosote created by fires. Many older homes do not have liners inside their chimneys.
Gases created by fires can corrode the chimney’s bricks and mortar, which is the cement-like material in the joints between the bricks that helps bind them together. These acidic gases can eat at the mortar joints. When the mortar is compromised it can lead to fires or dangerous carbon monoxide leaking into the home. Also, unlined chimneys can pose a safety hazard because creosote can build up on the sides of chimney. Creosote is flammable and if too much is present it can catch fire inside the chimney.
A stainless steel chimney liner is suitable for fireplaces and stoves that burn wood, gas or oil. Stainless is a good idea if you need to install or replace a chimney liner but don’t want to choose the expensive option of rebuilding a clay or terra cotta liner.
The stainless steel liner comes in flexible or rigid varieties. It is usually in the shape of a tube and is inserted in the existing chimney. The liner creates a new flue. Of the metals available, stainless steel is the most common. Some other metal chimney liners include titanium, which adds some resistance to heat and corrosion, or aluminum.
Stainless steel chimney liners resist corrosion, rusting and staining. The metal maintains its strength and structural integrity even in the high temperatures inside the chimney. They are also easy to clean and are inexpensive.

*Chimney/Fireplace Inspection: Annual inspections of chimneys, fireplaces, and vents are recommended by the National Fire Protection Association to prevent fires, carbon monoxide poisonings, and to ensure safe and efficient operation of your fireplace, home heating system, and solid-fuel appliances.
Most home owners believe their fireplaces and chimneys to be indestructible parts of their home that require little or no maintenance. While masonry work is generally as close to maintenance-free as you can get, fireplaces and chimneys are more than just works of masonry: they are a part of your home's heating system, which must effectively exhaust fumes from your fireplace, furnace and water heater.
The Chimney Safety Institute of America recommends that if you use your chimney, wood stove, or free-standing fireplace less than three times a week, you should have the chimney inspected at least once a year and cleaned if necessary.