Chimney Service in Silver Spring, MD | Fireplaces, Stoves, Chimney Sweep, Chimney Repairs
For more than 30 years, Silver Spring, MD, homeowners have recognized High’s Chimney Service as a company they know and trust for superior chimney sweep, chimney inspection, chimney repair and installations of fireplaces and stoves. With several national certifications, our chimney technicians are among the best in the business.
Our service trucks are often seen traveling on Colesville Rd., Piney Branch Rd., and Georgia Ave., while visiting customers around the Capital Beltway, and in nearby towns, including Colesville MD, Goddard, MD, North Bethesda, MD, and Tysons, VA.
Giving your chimney a clean sweep is the best way to protect your home and family. The inside of a chimney can be a dusty place filled with soot and ash. But there are also creosote deposits – a thick, tarry and flammable substance that needs to be periodically removed. Since a thin layer is often enough to spark a fire, fire safety experts recommend annual chimney cleanings. High’s Chimney Service is a member of the National Chimney Sweep Guild and our chimney sweeps are certified by the National Chimney Safety Institute, a national credentialing organization. The chimney sweep will also remove any leaves, bird’s nests and other obstructions. This will ensure the proper venting of toxic fumes and reduce the risk of carbon monoxide exposure.
Our chimney repair professionals have the experience, knowledge and tools to provide quality, long-lasting chimney repairs. Our certified technicians can diagnose and resolve issues with any component, including:
- Chimney liners
- Chimney masonry
- Chimney flashing
- Chimney crown
- Chimney chase tops
- Fireplace smoke shelf
These components must be in good working order for the safe venting of the chimney. Any type of damage, regardless of how minor, can allow moisture to enter the chimney system and cause more damage. It can also increase the risk of fire and exposure to carbon monoxide. We work hard to make sure our customers in Silver Spring, MD, have a safe and efficient chimney.
When a chimney is constructed, the hard-outer coating acts like a waterproof shield to protect the brick work from the environment. But eventually the coating cracks under the constant pressure of winter weather. Tiny holes begin to develop in the masonry and water is absorbed like a sponge. And sooner or later, moisture begins leaking in the masonry. In addition, cracks in the crown, a damaged cap and even warped flashing can be a source for a water leak. When a water leak is suspected, time is of the essence. Our chimney technician will investigate the cause of the leak and provide the repairs you need.
Many homeowners in Silver Spring, MD, will need chimney masonry work from time to time. If there are some cracked bricks or gaps in the mortar joint, tuckpointing can often restore the brick work. It’s a process that our experienced masons use to fill in the cracked bricks and reseal compromised mortar joints. It seals out the moisture and restores the look and stability of the chimney. High’s Chimney Services uses only the highest quality materials.
In some cases, it is less costly and more prudent to rebuild the chimney than brick tuckpointing due to the extensive structural damage. A chimney with extensive damage is not only unsafe to use but is itself in danger of a total collapse. This can also bring down portions of your home. You should never use a compromised chimney due to the risk of fire and exposure to deadly carbon monoxide gases. We will inspect your chimney to determine the extent of the repairs and provide a written estimate. Our expert masons take pride in their craft that is evident in their quality workmanship. And you will have a beautifully restored chimney that will provide reliable performance for many winters ahead.
Visit our showroom to see the new fireplaces, stoves and inserts we have on display. Our knowledgeable experts are available to help you make the best choice for your family’s home heating needs.
Our selection of new wood stoves is more efficient and use less fuel than earlier models. And you will love the amazing designs that will complement any home interior.
Our free-standing gas stoves offer the ultimate in style and convenience for continuous, economical heating. They are available in a range of sizes to heat any size home.
Many homeowners are converting to clean-burning gas fireplaces. Our gas fireplaces are not only simple to use but require little maintenance and have very high heat efficiency.
Our wood-burning fireplaces are up to four times more efficient than a traditional fireplace giving you plenty of heat in a handsome design.
Our selection of wood-burning inserts from top manufacturers including Regency and Hampton use real wood in a self-contained unit that fits inside an existing masonry fireplace. It provides plenty of heat with less smoke.
Natural and propane gas fireplace inserts are also available in many sizes and designs making it easy to add another fireplace in your home or convert a traditional wood-burning fireplace into a gas fireplace.
Breathe cleaner, fresher air with air duct and dryer vent cleaning. We will completely clean the entire ductwork throughout your home removing dust mites, pet dander, and odors from your home. Your air and heating system and clothes dryer will also run more efficiently too.
Call High’s Chimney Service to schedule a chimney inspection, chimney cleaning or chimney repair in Silver Spring, MD. Our certified professionals will make sure your chimney and fireplace are always performing at its best.