Fireplaces, Stoves, Chimney Sweep, Chimney Repairs | Cloverly, MD, and Montgomery County
When homeowners in Cloverly, MD, look for top-level chimney sweep services, chimney inspections, chimney repairs and expert installation of fireplaces, stoves and fireplace inserts, they call High’s Chimney Service in nearby Gaithersburg, MD.
You’ve probably seen our service vehicles on New Hampshire Ave., Norwood Rd. or Briggs Chaney Rd., heading to another home to help keep its chimney clean and safe. We also serve customers near Cloverly in Norwood, MD, Spencerville, MD, Colesville Park, MD, and Gray Fields, MD.
We employ only experienced technicians who are certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) to perform chimney cleaning in and around Cloverly. It is recommended by every fire safety agency in the U.S. that chimneys with wood-burning fireplaces be cleaned annually. Our chimney sweep services include inspecting for and removing creosote, a byproduct of smoke that’s responsible for the majority of chimney fires ever year. We also remove debris such as leaves, twigs and small animal nests that can create an air-flow obstruction.
Along with CSIA certification, our team members are certified technicians with the National Fireplace Institute with proven skills in performing chimney inspections and a wide range of repair work including:
- Chimney liner repair
- Chimney chase top repair
- Chimney cap repair
- Chimney flashing repair
- Fireplace damper repair
- Repair of the chimney itself
All chimney components over time can begin to show signs of wear, making them potentially dangerous to keep using. Damaged flashing will let water roll down inside the home. A damaged chimney cap will let all manner of debris enter the chimney. A chimney liner that’s damaged poses a fire hazard. Our goal with every chimney repair is to exceed your expectations for quality and safety.
Do you have a leaky chimney? If you spot water in your firebox, discoloration of the chimney bricks or walls adjacent to the chimney, or a foul smell emanating from the fireplace, it’s very possible a chimney leak is the cause. We repair chimney leaks fast for our Cloverly customers, because we know that water infiltrating a chimney system can cause significant damage over time.
Even the strongest chimney bricks and mortar can crack after years of heat on the inside and harsh weather on the outside. Small cracks aren’t a major concern – as long as you have someone experienced in chimney masonry work perform repairs. Often a spray-on sealant will be sufficient to keep water out. For more extensive masonry damage, our chimney service techs can scrape out damaged areas and replace them with a new, strong compound, a process known as tuckpointing.
When a chimney is seriously damaged, you can count on High’s Chimney Service in nearby Gaithersburg, MD, to undertake a thorough inspection and then oversee complete or partial chimney rebuilding. Chimneys that lean to one side or have many compromised joints are dangerous to the home and the people who live in it.
Have you been considering bringing a new fireplace, stove or fireplace insert into your Cloverly, MD, home? We can help you decide on the best type of appliance and fuel for your particular needs.
Modern wood stoves are efficient and look great in many areas within a home.
Freestanding gas heating stoves
Gas is clean-burning, and gas stoves on the market today add a classy touch to any room.
Gas is a great choice in a fireplace for people who don’t want to mess with buying, storing and hauling wood logs.
If wood is what you’re after wood, a traditional wood-burning fireplace will give you years of enjoyment.
Factory-built inserts are great for heat and come in many fashionable designs and finishes.
Gas fireplace inserts
Gas inserts have high heat-efficiency ratings and burn fires that look very much like fire from wood logs.
When you’ve chosen the perfect appliance, our trained chimney service personnel can safely install it for you.
Any kind of vent system works best when thoroughly clean. We perform air duct cleaning and clothes dryer vent cleaning to help the appliances connected to them run more efficiently and safely.
If you live in or around Cloverly, MD, a quick call can have a chimney technician out to your home to perform chimney cleaning, a chimney inspection or chimney repairs. We’re members of the National Chimney Sweep Guild who believe every job is the most important one.