Inserts & Stoves, Chimney Sweeps & Repairs | Darnestown, MD, and Montgomery County
If you live in Darnestown, MD, and are seeking a chimney services company to perform chimney inspections, chimney cleaning, chimney repairs and home-heating appliance installation, High’s Chimney Service of Gaithersburg, MD, is ready to get to work.
You may have spotted our service vehicles cruising along Esworthy Rd., Darnestown Rd. or Seneca Rd. If so, you were seeing us on the way to another Darnestown home to do the necessary work to make sure its chimney is safe and fully operational. In addition to Darnestown, we also serve customers in nearby North Potomac, MD, Brownstown, MD, Poolesville, MD, and Travilah, MD.
Our company is a member of the National Chimney Sweep Guild, and the techs who will work on your chimney are certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America. If you operate a wood-burning fireplace, it’s critical that you have creosote deposits professionally removed once per year. Creosote is highly flammable and is responsible for most chimney fires. Chimney sweep services also focus on removing animal nests, leaves, twigs and other debris that can cause your flue to vent inefficiently.
Another certification we hold is that of National Fireplace Institute certified technicians. We’re skilled and experienced in a wide range of chimney repair work including:
- 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 masonry
Chase tops, caps and flashing all work to keep damaging moisture out of your fireplace system. Chimney liners protect the chimney from extreme heat. Dampers control air flow between the inside of your home and the outside environment. We’ll perform a thorough inspection of all chimney components and advise you on the correct repair work needed.
A leaky chimney can be dangerous for Darnestown homeowners. This is because when water gets into the system, it can begin eating away at and causing damage to even the strongest building materials. Water can damage parts of your home adjacent to the chimney. Water in the firebox, discoloration of walls and bricks and weird smells coming from the fireplace are all signs that you have a chimney leak. We’ll determine the cause of the leak and repair it quickly.
Substantial cracks in the bricks and mortar of a chimney are the beginning of a potentially serious problem. As noted, water should be kept outside the chimney and never allowed inside. For minor cracks, we can use a sealant that will keep any more water from getting in. When there is deterioration of mortar joints or bricks, we can clean out the crumbling sections and add in a long-lasting compound.
If the decomposition of a chimney has become extensive, chimney rebuilding might be necessary. Chimneys suffering severe damage are dangerous to operate and even be anywhere near. Our chimney technicians are experts at chimney rebuilds on both full and partial scales.
Are you thinking it’s time to bring a new fireplace, stove or fireplace insert into your home? We’ll help you select the best model and fuel type for years of beauty and warmth.
You can choose from many popular designs and bring home a stove that will truly beautify your home.
Freestanding gas heating stoves
If you prefer a gas stove, you’ll still be getting wonderful ambience and heat but without having to mess with buying and storing wood logs.
Today’s gas fireplaces are low-maintenance, high-efficiency appliances that come in a wide range of sizes, shapes and finishes.
For the traditionalist, nothing will beat a handsome wood fireplace with its amazing displays of flame and shadows.
A fireplace insert fits right inside an existing fireplace and provides high levels of heat and plenty décor enhancement.
Gas fireplace inserts
Gas inserts have high heat ratings and are super-simple to operate and maintain.
When you select your perfect fireplace, stove or insert, High’s Chimney Service is ready to perform a safe installation.
Air duct cleaning and clothes dryer vent cleaning are important, because a clogged vent system will cause the connected appliances to work overtime and cost you a lot more money to operate.
Darnestown, MD, residents call on High’s Chimney Service in nearby Gaithersburg, MD, to get the very best in chimney inspection, chimney cleaning and chimney repairs. We’re your fireplace and chimney problem-solvers.