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We Offer 4 Types of Chimney Inspections

Level 2 Chimney Inspections

High’s Chimney Service is the Washington D.C. area’s go-to company for in-depth (level 2) chimney inspections. A thorough Level 2 chimney inspection ensures there is no risk of carbon monoxide poisoning or chimney fire and includes a thorough visual scan of all accessible areas including fireplace, chimney interior, chimney exterior, and roof.

According to the CSIA, Level 2 chimney inspections are required:

  • prior to sale of property
  • if there has been an event where there is a risk of damage to the system (for example, building or chimney fire, tornado, or lighting strike)
  • when any changes are made to the system such as:
    • change in fuel types (for example, switching from wood fireplace to gas insert)
    • change in shape or material in the flue (such as a different chimney liner)
    • change in appliance type, input, or efficiency (for example changing your wood burning fireplace insert to a more efficient model)

High’s 18 point Level 2 chimney inspections cover inspection of the following:

  • Fireplaces
    • Condition of firebox
    • Condition of lintel
    • Condition of smoke chamber
  • Woodstoves and Furnaces
    • Condition of Connection from appliance to the flue
    • Evidence of carbon monoxide leakage
  • All Chimneys
    • Check for proper sizing
    • Check for blockages
    • Condition of exterior masonry
    • Condition of inside the chimney
      • (Video inspection when indicated and possible; no additional charge)
    • On the roof
      • Condition of cap or damper
      • Condition of flashing
      • Condition of crown

With decades of service and hundreds of satisfied DC-area chimney inspection customers, we have the expertise and credibility you need. If you need a level 2 chimney inspection in MD, Washington DC, or Northern VA, go with the area’s most trusted chimney experts — High’s Chimney Service. Feel free to give us a call if you have any questions, or schedule an appointment online today.

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High's Company Policy:

..We have a strict company policy NEVER to sell unnecessary services. If your chimney DOES NOT need to be cleaned, we will tell you so and charge only a trip charge.

Our Service Area:

Based out of Gaithersburg, Maryland, High’s Chimney services a large region including parts of Maryland, Northern Virginia, and most of the North and West Washington D.C. area. We cover Montgomery County, Frederick County, Prince George’s County, Loudoun County, Arlington County, and Fairfax County. In Maryland, we perform fireplace and chimney services in Potomac, Frederick, Bethesda, Rockville, Chevy Chase, Germantown, Olney, and Silver Spring, MD. We also cover Fairfax, Alexandria, Arlington, McLean VA, Washington D.C. and all the nearby areas. Being local, we know the area extremely well and have a lot of experience with typical issues associated with the Maryland and greater Washington D.C. region.