Fireplaces, Stoves, & Chimney Repairs | Alexandria, VA, Chimney Company

High’s Chimney Service, located in Gaithersburg, MD, is at the top of the list in Alexandria, VA, for chimney cleaning, chimney repair and professional fireplace and stove installations.  When you’re looking for a chimney contractor you can trust, call us first.

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If you’ve seen our service trucks on Duke St., Telegraph Road, S. Patrick St., or King St., we were on our way to satisfy another customer.  Our service area includes Huntington, VA, Burgundy Village, VA, Cameron Valley, VA, Chapel Hill, VA, Braddock, VA, and the entire Baltimore, MD/Washington, DC, region.

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High’s Chimney Service is a member of the National Chimney Sweep Guild, and our technicians are certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America.  What this means to you is the highest level of competence and skill when we clean and inspect your chimney.  A thorough, annual chimney cleaning will remove creosote buildup from inside the flue and clean out any accumulation of leaves, twigs, small tree branches, animal nests and other obstructions that might have gotten into the system.  Creosote is highly flammable and is responsible for the majority of chimney fires each year in the U.S.

Chimney Repairs

If your chimney needs repair, we can get it fixed quickly and safely.  Our chimney repair services in Alexandria include:

• Chimney liner repair
• Chimney chase top repair
• Chimney cap repair
• Chimney flashing repair
• Fireplace damper repair
• Masonry repair

The goal with chimney inspection and chimney repair is to spot problems early so they can be fixed before more extensive damage occurs.

Chimney Leaks

If your chimney is leaking, it means water is getting into the system.  Discolored walls adjacent to the chimney, water in the firebox, staining on the masonry and strong odors coming from the fireplace are all signs of a chimney leak.  Our technicians know how to pinpoint where the leak exists and perform the necessary repair or component-replacement work to solve the problem.

Chimney Rebuilding in Alexandria vaChimney Masonry Work

As a chimney ages, it can begin to show signs of wear.  Often small cracks appear in the bricks and mortar, which should be addressed immediately before they expand.  Once water begins to seep into cracks in the masonry, significant damage is very likely.  If the current damage is minor, our team can use a sealant to prevent water infiltration.  For more extensive decomposition, we use a process called tuckpointing to fill crumbling or missing areas within the masonry with fresh new mortar, thereby restoring the chimney to a safe operational state.

Chimney Rebuilding

When a chimney has suffered serious damage because of a chimney fire, years of extreme weather or the normal settling of the house, chimney rebuilding may be necessary.  High’s Chimney Service employs skilled masonry techs who have years of experience rebuilding damaged chimneys, making them safe to use for many years to come.

Fireplace & Stove Sales / Installation

If you’re thinking of adding a new heating appliance to your home, we’re happy to help you determine the right model for your specific needs and provide expert in-home installation.

Wood stoves:

A great source of heat with the ambience and aroma of real wood.

Free-standing gas heating stoves:

Highly efficient, clean burning and simple to operate.

Gas fireplaces:

With a realistic-looking log set and push-button control, gas fireplaces are the first choice of many homeowners.

Wood-burning fireplaces:

For some people, only a real wood-burning fireplace will provide the perfect accent to their homes.

Fireplace insert install in alexandria vaWood-burning fireplace inserts:

Transform an under-performing masonry fireplace with an efficient wood fireplace insert.

Gas fireplace inserts:

For the ultimate in heat production and ease of operation, a gas fireplace insert is hard to beat.

Air Duct & Dryer Vent Cleaning

Your clothes dryer and other vented appliances will run better and cost less to operate when we perform a thorough cleaning of their vent systems.

If you live in Alexandria, VA, or anywhere else within the Baltimore, MD/District of Columbia region, count on High’s Chimney Service for the very best in customer satisfaction and outstanding results every time.