Fulton, MD Certified Chimney Cleaning & Repairs | Fireplace Installs
High’s Chimney Service located in Gaithersburg, MD, performs professional chimney inspections, chimney sweep services, chimney repairs and installations for homeowners in Fulton, MD. Our years of experience and top industry certifications are what make the difference.
It’s possible you’ve seen our service trucks while driving on Pindell School Rd., Scaggsville Rd. or Hwy. 216. If you have, you saw us headed to another home to do the work necessary to keep the family’s chimney safe and in perfect working order. Along with Fulton, we also work with customers in Highland, MD, North Laurel, MD, Burtonsville, MD, and Ashton, MD.
High’s Chimney Service belongs to the National Chimney Sweep Guild, and our field technicians are certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America. This is why we can tell you with certainty that if you operate a wood-burning fireplace, you need to have built-up creosote removed on an annual basis. Ignited creosote is what causes the majority of chimney fires in the U.S. each year. Additionally, chimney cleaning is important to remove any outside debris that may have gotten into the flue and is obstructing air flow.
Our techs also are National Fireplace Institute certified technicians. We have the proven skills to repair all fireplace and chimney components including:
- Chimney liners
- Chimney chase tops
- Chimney caps
- Chimney flashing
- Fireplace dampers
- The chimney’s masonry
The only way to know that it’s safe to use your fireplace is by having regular inspections of the above and all other components and then scheduling repair work as needed. A safe chimney vents properly, is clean and is protected from rain and other damage-causing moisture. We can make your chimney safe.
The reason a chimney leaks is because water is somehow getting into it. Water can come in through the opening of the flue, through compromised mortar joints or down the sides of the chimney and into the home. Once water is in, damage is certain to begin. Our goal with our Fulton, MD, customers’ homes is to determine the exact source of the leak and then initiate repairs immediately. Signs that you have a leaky chimney include discoloration on nearby walls and the chimney’s bricks, foul smells coming from the fireplace and water inside the firebox.
When there are cracks in a chimney’s bricks and mortar, water can seep inside. There it will freeze and expand and gradually do damage a little at a time. Moisture inside the flue can start a decomposition of the chimney’s building materials. In some cases, small cracks can be sealed to prevent more water from getting in. In other cases, we need to perform tuckpointing, wherein we scrape away crumbling mortar and brick and replace it with a durable compound.
Chimneys that are clearly eroding and/or are leaning to one side are unsafe. They can completely fall apart, doing serious damage to the roof or anything – including people – down on the ground. High’s Chimney Service provides expert chimney rebuilding on small or large scales. If you suspect your chimney’s safety is in question, call us for a prompt inspection.
When it’s time to shop for a new fireplace, stove or fireplace insert, we’ll be happy to help you decide which style and model are ideal for your home.
Modern wood stoves are an aesthetic enhancement to any home, providing predictable heat even during a power outage.
Freestanding gas heating stoves
Gas stoves, like wood stoves, come in many exciting styles and designs, but unlike wood, they’re very easy to operate and require virtually no maintenance.
If a fireplace is what you’re after, a new gas unit burns clean, gives plenty of heat and is ultra-convenient to operate.
If you love a real wood fire, look into the many wood fireplaces with designs ranging from sleek and contemporary to traditional and rustic.
Fireplace inserts fit into an existing firebox and are designed to be more energy-efficient than traditional masonry fireplaces.
Gas fireplace inserts
For the highest efficiency rating, a beautiful new gas stove is the perfect choice.
Once you’ve decided on the appliance you want, we’ll install it correctly and safely.
Like any vent system, air ducts connected to heat and AC systems and clothes dryer vents need regular attention. We perform air duct cleaning and dryer vent cleaning to ensure your appliances operate as they should.
Fulton, MD, residents trust High’s Chimney Service to provide comprehensive chimney inspection, chimney cleaning and chimney repair. We’d love the opportunity to show you why our customers wouldn’t work with any other chimney sweep company.