Chimney Sweep In Olney MD – We Repair Chimneys, Install Fireplaces & More In Olney MD
Chimney Service & Fireplace Installs In Olney MD
When you need a trusted chimney sweep in Olney, MD, you can turn to High's Chimney Service. Our team's experienced chimney technicians are experts in chimney cleaning, chimney maintenance, and chimney repair. Protecting you and your home is at the heart of what we do.
You might have noticed our signature black and white service vans in your neighborhood or driving along Olney Sandy Spring Road or Georgia Avenue. We serve residents throughout Montgomery County, MD, Fairfax County, VA, and the District of Colombia. We are known for arriving on-time and expertly getting the job done in record time. We never send you rookies. The lead on every one of our teams is an experienced, Certified Chimney Sweep.
Chimney Sweep Services
Chimney cleaning is an essential part of fireplace maintenance. Both the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) and National Fire Protection Association recommend an annual, professional chimney sweep and inspection. Scheduling a yearly chimney cleaning could save you from carbon monoxide poisoning or prevent a house fire.
A Certified Chimney Sweep will ensure your fireplace is safe to use by removing dangerous creosote and obstructions.
1. Creosote Removal
Creosote is the culprit of most chimney fires. It is a byproduct of burning fuels, like wood, that builds up in chimneys. It is extremely flammable and tough to remove. The most effective method to remove creosote without damaging your chimney is to hire a certified chimney sweep. We have the training, experience, and industrial-grade cleaning supplies needed to tackle creosote deposits.
2. Obstruction Removal
Chimney obstructions can be nearly as risky as creosote. Twigs, leaves, animal nests, and other debris often clog up chimneys. These obstructions could catch fire or prevent carbon monoxide from escaping. A buildup of carbon monoxide in your home can cause severe illness and, in extreme cases, death.
Taking ten minutes to book a cleaning once a year could save your home or your life! When you hire High's Chimney Service, you don't have to worry about being charged if your chimney doesn't need it. If we stop by and discover that your chimney looks clean and clear, we won't charge you for a cleaning! You will only be charged a small trip fee.
An annual chimney inspection is another important aspect of proper fireplace maintenance for homeowners in Olney MD. During a basic or level 1 inspection, we look for signs of damage and deterioration.
Chimneys are made up of many components that can be damaged by severe weather or wear ‘n tear. A small problem can turn into a big one if it isn't taken care of quickly. For example: if a missing piece of chimney flashing isn't repaired before a heavy rainstorm, you may have to fix the flashing and water damaged walls and ceilings around the chimney afterward. The purpose of an annual chimney inspection is to catch problems like this early.
A level 1 inspection includes every component of the chimney easily accessible: the chimney's exterior, firebox, fireplace damper, chimney cap/chase top, and chimney crown. If you need us to take a close look inside the fireplace, we will schedule a level 2 inspection.
A level 2 inspection covers a top to bottom assessment of your fireplace, including hard to reach places like your attic and crawl space. We would use a video camera or other electronic device to inspect the chimney's interior walls for signs of damage or deterioration during this type of examination.
You can expect a detailed report after a level 1 or level 2 inspection when you hire a professional chimney sweep like High's. If we found any issues, it will be listed in the report along with recommendations on the best course of action to fix the problem(s). We will only recommend additional services if they are necessary to repair your chimney or fireplace.
The chimney sweeps on our team are skilled, certified fireplace and chimney technicians. They are trained and experienced in chimney repairs, rebuilds, and installations. Our repair services include:
- Chimney flashing repair
- Tuckpointing masonry repair
- Rebuild/restore chimney masonry
- Chimney liner repair and replacement
- Chimney cap/chase top replacement
- Energy-saving fireplace damper replacement
New Gas Fireplace & Wood Fireplace Sales & Installation
You don't have to have a fireplace right now to work with us. We can help you find the best gas fireplace or wood-burning fireplace for a top manufacturer. Once you've chosen a model that fits your home, we will professionally install it for you!
New Fireplace Insert & Stove Sales & Installation
In addition to new fireplaces, we offer fireplace inserts and stoves from the most respected companies in the hearth industry. We can help you find the right gas, pellet, or wood-burning fireplace insert to upgrade your fireplace efficiency. Or help you find the perfect gas, pellet, or wood-burning stove to zone heat your home. We offer professional installations for fireplace inserts and stoves as well.
Air Duct & Dryer Vent Cleaning
If you have been looking for a handyman to clean out your dryer vent or air ducts, we can lend a hand! Cleaning out your dryer vent will reduce the risk of fire and improve your clothes dryer's efficiency. We can enhance your home's air quality by cleaning out the HV/AC ducts. Dirty heating and air conditioning ducts can trigger allergic reactions and breathing problems. A professional cleaning can leave your breathing easier.
Caring for residents throughout Olney, MD, and the surrounding area is our top goal at High's Chimney Service. We strive to provide the highest quality chimney sweep services, chimney inspections, and chimney repairs. Many residents turn to use first when they are shopping for a new fireplace, fireplace insert, or stove installations or in need of a professional to clean out their air duct or dryer vent. Want to learn more about our service? Contact us today!