Bethesda, MD Certified Chimney Cleaning & Repairs | Fireplace Installs
High’s Chimney Service is proudly serving homeowners in Bethesda, MD and throughout the Washington metropolitan area. We are a leading provider for chimney repairs and installations and chimney cleaning and inspection services. Based in Gaithersburg, MD, we are committed to excellence and have earned several industry certifications including Certified Master Chimney Technician, Certified Chimney Reliner, and Certified Chimney Professional.
Our black and white service trucks are a familiar sight along I-270, Bradley Blvd., Fernwood Rd., and Old Georgetown Rd., as we visit customers in many Bethesda, MD neighborhoods. Our service area also includes Ashton, MD, Montgomery Village, MD, North Potomac, MD, and Rockville, MD.
Accumulation of creosote in the chimney is the number one cause of home fires, according to fire safety experts. It is recommended that homeowners have a professional chimney sweep at least once per year. Our chimney sweeps are certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America. This is your assurance that your chimney will be professionally cleaned in accordance with established guidelines. During the visit, our chimney technician will also remove any obstructions that may be preventing your flue from properly venting.
Our chimney repair technicians are expert masons and industry professionals certified by the National Fireplace Institute. We have the skills, training and tools to repair, replace and restore any fireplace or chimney component, including:
- Chimney caps
- Chimney flashing
- Fireplace dampers
- Chimney chase tops
- Chimney liners
- Masonry repairs
All chimneys will require repairs at some point. That’s why it is important to have annual chimney inspections. An inspection can uncover leaks, cracked bricks, damaged liners, obstructions and other issues that could be impacting the safety and efficiency of your fireplace. Making timely repairs increases fireplace safety.
Water is the vital enemy of chimneys. And many homeowners don’t even know they may have a leak. The pounding rain, snow and sleet can loosen mortar joints allowing water to slowly seep inside the chimney from multiple points of entry. Missing chimney caps can also expose the flue to moisture. The effects of water damage can be disastrous. It can allow carbon monoxide exhaust to mix with your indoor air. And it can also damage interior masonry and rust components like the damper. If you notice water in the firebox or moisture inside the chimney, you may have a leak. When our chimney technician is dispatched to a homeowner in Bethesda, MD, we use our specialized tools to locate the source of the leak(s). The technician will review the video documentation with you and recommend the repairs to fix the leak.
It is not uncommon for cracks to appear in the exterior masonry in the chimney. Our winter weather can damage the brick’s hard outer shell exposing the porous clay material. Moisture can get inside the tiny holes or cracks in the surface. The problem expands with the constant freezing and thawing of moisture throughout the winter season. In many cases, these tiny cracks in the bricks can be sealed to prevent any further damage. Tuckpointing may also be necessary to repair compromised mortar joints.
When chimneys go unrepaired for long periods of time, it can cause major structural issues. You may notice entirely missing bricks, or that the chimney is beginning to lean over or even collapse. Since the chimney is attached to your house, it will eventually cause structural damage to your roof and home if left in disrepair. Major chimney repairs often require rebuilding. Our chimney technicians are expert masons and craftsmen who can rebuild and restore your chimney from the ground up. Your chimney will be just like new. And with proper care and maintenance, it will provide years of safe and reliable comfort for your home and family.
High’s Chimney showroom in Gaithersburg is a short 20-minute drive from Bethesda, MD. See the latest fireplace and hearth products on display and get expert advice from our friendly and knowledgeable staff. Delivery and professional installation is also available.
Our selection of EPA-certified wood-burning stoves are cleaner and more efficient that earlier models. They are an economical source of primary or supplemental heating for any home.
Freestanding gas heating stoves
We offer a line of clean-burning gas stoves in many different decorative styles and sizes. They offer the convenience of natural or propane and are among the highest in heating efficiency.
Many homeowners want the convenience of push-button heating that gas fireplaces provide. They are perfect for heating large spaces or zone heating.
We have wood fireplaces in many shapes, styles and sizes that will enhance the ambiance of any home that preserves the authentic wood-burning experience.
Wood-burning fireplace inserts fit right inside your existing fireplace. And they are up to four times more efficient. Plus, wood inserts burn cleaner, with less pollution and consume less wood fuel.
Gas fireplace inserts
Gas fireplace inserts is the easiest way to convert your traditional fireplace into an energy-efficient gas heating source. It provides convenient continuous heating with minimal maintenance.
Regular air duct and dryer vent cleaning removes dust mites, pet dander, bacteria, viruses and other allergens from circulating through your HVAC system to improve indoor air quality. It can also help your dryer to operate more efficiently.
Homeowners in Bethesda, MD know they can count on High’s Chimney Service to provide honest and reliable chimney inspections, sweeps and repairs. Call to schedule an appointment today!