Chimney Repair Services in Gaithersburg, MD
Many things can go wrong with chimneys--from holes in the mortar, cracks in the lining, deterioration due to exposure to weather, etc. Usually, you’ll notice something wrong when your chimney stops venting properly, but you might not know exactly what’s wrong. High’s Chimney professionals quickly diagnose the problem and fix it.
High’s Chimney was started by Gary High, a mason by trade. We have been repairing chimneys from the very start. All of our guys are qualified masons. These men have seen everything chimney-wise. There are other chimney companies, but nobody can come close to the experience of High’s Chimney. Our men are all top-notch and every one of them is approved by our founder.
Chimney Repair Service
- We use only high-quality repair materials on your home. We don’t try to save a dollar on materials.
- The crews all have very big vacuums when appropriate to make sure there’s no mess.
- We send enough men to do the job and we stay on the job until it’s finished. High’s Chimney won’t leave you hanging if a job takes extra time because of other scheduled work.
- We clean up after ourselves.
- On about 80% of all jobs a quality control/safety inspector comes to the job while the men are working.
About Chimney Repair
Chimney repair is a necessary part of the life of any home. Chimneys are responsible for safely removing hazardous gasses and smoke from a house, and therefore, should not be ignored. Damaged chimneys can lead to house fires, carbon monoxide poisoning, and smoky fireplaces, among other problems. For this reason, any chimney problem you need fixed is best left to the experts. The following are some of the typical jobs that High’s Chimney performs regularly on chimneys we repair.
Chimney Cap Repair
Chimney caps are the area of the chimney at the top that seals the opening, preventing moisture and shedding rainwater and stopping the chimney from deteriorating. Often chimney caps are improperly built or they deteriorate over time. Whether the chimney cap in question involves working with concrete, brick and mortar, or stone, High’s Chimney has the experience necessary to provide lasting results.
The firebox is the section of the chimney system in which a person builds a fire. A proper firebox is lined with firebrick, a substance made of refractory ceramic, which can become cracked or weakened after years of use. This area of the chimney is often in need of repair. It is recommended to have a thorough inspection of the firebox every five years, depending on fireplace usage.
Smoke Chamber Repair
The smoke chamber serves as the support for the flue liner. The main problem with smoke chambers is that problems are often difficult to detect because the majority of the issues originate behind the facial wall. While other components of the chimney may appear fine from the outside, the smoke chamber could have problems. Yearly chimney inspections from High’s Chimney alert homeowners to any smoke chamber problems which can then be corrected before any safety issues arise.
Are there visible cracks in the bricks or mortar of your chimney? Does the mortar appear to be crumbling? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, you may need to get your chimney repointed before the damage gets bad enough that you’ll need a rebuild.
Additional Chimney Repair
High’s Chimney realizes that not every chimney issue is so simple to describe. High’s Chimney employs professional masons to handle any type of large chimney problem in the Maryland, Virginia, or Washington, DC, areas.
If you’re not sure what’s causing that draft problem in your chimney, whether or not your chimney cap needs replaced, or if you have any other chimney-related questions, High’s Chimney is here to help.
Contact us to learn more about our chimney repair services. We proudly serve clients throughout Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, DC.