A chimney liner is basically a flue lining in a masonry chimney that contains the combustion products and direct them to the outside atmosphere, protecting the chimney walls from heat and corrosion. The installation of liners has been highly recommended as it has a significant part to play. In fact, majority of fire codes have mandated the

chimney liner installation

. A Step in Time Chimney Sweeps is a

Chimney liner installation company

that provides extensive chimney sweep services.

Why Should You Look For Chimney Liner Installation?

Chimney liners are significantly useful for three main functions:

  1. Preventing the heat transfer to combustibles – A chimney with a liner allows the heat to pass through the chimney. So, it may risk the nearby combustibles to catch fire.
  2. Protecting the masonry from corrosion – The flue gases if penetrate through the brick and mortar, it you weaken the structure and could result in reducing the usable chimney life. The combustion byproducts are harmful as they are acidic in nature and could reduce the strength of mortar joints from inside the chimney structure by causing erosion which allows to pass more heat through the walls.
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Raymond Gessner


Ray Gessner, P.E. is the founder and C.E.O. of A Step in Time. He is a licensed professional engineer with master’s degree in civil engineering.

Chimney Sweep Rufus


Rufus Jones is the corporate office general manager of the roofing division. Mr. Jones has been in the construction business for over 20 years.

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Frances Verhofstadt is the corporate office manager and has wored in customer service her entire life. She has a wonderful personality and is Ray’s mother in law.

Andrew Paterini


Andrew Paterini is leading the Williamsburg and Richmond Market. He has many years of experience as a chimney sweep.