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 performs regularly on chimneys we repair.
Chimney Cap Repair:
Chimney caps are the area of the chimney at the top that seals the top opening preventing moisture and shedding rainwater stopping the chimney from deteriorating. Often chimney caps are improperly built or deteriorate. 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 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 or so depending on fireplace usage.
Smoke Chamber Problems:
The smoke chamber serves as the support for flue liner. The main problem with smoke chambers is any chamber problem is often difficult to detect due to the majority of the issues originating behind the facial wall. While other components of the chimney may appear fine from the outside the smoke chamber could have problems. A yearly chimney inspection from High’s Chimney will alert a homeowner to any smoke chamber problems and can be corrected before any safety issues arise.
Additional Chimney Problems
High’s Chimney realizes that not every chimney issue is so simple to describe. Therefore High’s employs professional masons on staff to handle any type of large chimney problem in the Maryland, Virginia, or Washington DC area.
If you’re not sure what might be causing that draft problem in your chimney, whether or not your chimney cap needs replaced, or have any other chimney-related questions, High’s is here to help. Give us a call now at 1-888-444-4712 and we’ll be happy to help answer any questions you might have.
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.
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