Gas Fireplaces, Chimney Cleaning, Chimney Repairs | Colesville, MD, Chimney Company
High’s Chimney Service of Gaithersburg, MD, serves customers in Colesville, MD, with the best in chimney cleaning, chimney inspections, chimney repairs and safe installation of all types of fireplaces, stoves and fireplace inserts.
If you’ve seen our vehicles on New Hampshire Ave., E. Randolph Rd., Midland Rd. and other streets and roadways in and around Colesville, you know we were on the way to make another satisfied customer. Along with Colesville, we perform chimney services for homeowners in Fairknoll, MD, Carole Acres, MD, Wolf Acres, MD, and Sherwood Forest, MD.
High’s Chimney Sweep technicians who will clean your chimney are all certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) and are members through our company in the National Chimney Sweep Guild. When you run a wood-burning fireplace, it’s very important to have the creosote buildup in the flue professionally cleaned once a year. This way you reduce the possibility of a chimney fire. Chimney sweep services also include the removal of air-flow obstructions such as small animal nests, twigs, leaves and other debris.
In addition to certification from CSIA, we’re also designated National Fireplace Institute certified technicians. This tells you that we have proven expertise in handling all manner of chimney repair work such as:
- Repair of chimney liners
- Repair of chimney chase tops
- Repair of chimney caps
- Repair of chimney flashing
- Repair of fireplace dampers
- Repair of the chimney’s building materials
The parts that make up a chimney and fireplace system are prone to wear and compromise after many years of use. High’s Chimney Service encourages our Colesville, MD, customers to schedule regular inspections so we can spot any signs of damage early and get it fixed fast.
A leaky chimney can be a serious problem. Infiltrating water can cause the erosion of bricks and mortar, making your chimney a safety hazard. Only a comprehensive inspection by a skilled chimney services company can determine exactly where the leak originates. Once we know that, we can perform the necessary repairs in a timely manner. Common signs of chimney leaks include discolored bricks and nearby walls, strong odors coming from the fireplace and water in the firebox.
When a chimney begins showing small cracks, that’s the time to address the problem rather than waiting until extensive damage has occurred. Depending on the specific circumstance, chimney masonry work can include seal coating the cracks to prevent water from getting into the system. For more significant damage, tuckpointing may be done to remove crumbly brick and mortar and replace it with a new, strong and long-lasting compound.
Some older chimneys are damaged to the point they need partial or complete chimney rebuilding. Is your chimney leaning to one side? Are you spotting chunks of masonry around the chimney on the roof or on the ground below? These are signs that your chimney is compromised and unsafe. Don’t delay in scheduling and inspection.
If you’re in the market for a new fireplace, stove or fireplace insert, our hearth experts can help you choose the brand and style that will best suit your needs.
Wood stoves are cozy and give off plenty of soothing heat.
Freestanding gas heating stoves
Gas burns clean and is very convenient to use with no mess and very little maintenance.
Modern gas fireplaces come in a wide range of sizes, shapes and designs, making it easy to match your home’s décor.
If you prefer a traditional type of fireplace, wood is your best choice for the leaping, crackling fires you love.
Factory-built wood-burning inserts are designed to provide high efficiency and come in many styles from rustic to contemporary.
Gas fireplace inserts
Gas inserts are sturdy, ultra-efficient and very easy to operate.
Whatever kind of appliance you decide on, High’s Chimney Service technicians will be happy to install it for you.
Many people neglect air duct cleaning and clothes dryer vent cleaning. We can perform this service for you so that the appliances connected with these vent systems run safely and efficiently.
Colesville homeowners count on High’s Chimney Service of Gaithersburg, MD, to provide comprehensive chimney inspection, chimney cleaning and chimney repairs. We’re ready to exceed your expectations.