Glen Echo, MD Chimney Sweep Company | Chimney Repair & Rebuild | Gas Fireplaces & Inserts
High’s Chimney Service is the premier service provider in the Glen Echo, MD area for chimney cleaning, chimney inspections, and chimney repairs and fireplace and stove installations. We have a reputation for providing outstanding service, quality and reliability in the communities we serve.
Our service trucks frequently travel along Clara Barton Pkwy., Macarthur Blvd., and Goldsboro Rd., to visit customers in need of service and installation. And our service area is not limited to Glen Echo, we also service homeowners residing in Brookmont, MD, Cabin John, MD, Silver Spring, MD, Odricks Corner, VA and surrounding towns.
The best way to protect your home from a chimney fire is with periodic chimney cleanings, according to national fire safety experts. Our chimney sweeps are certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America. This means they have the experience, training and tools to ensure your chimney is safe for use. The chimney sweep thoroughly cleans the entire chimney system from top to bottom. The technician will not only remove the accumulation of creosote, soot and ash, but will also clear any obstructions that inhibit the venting of toxic fumes. We recommend that homeowners in Glen Echo have their chimneys cleaned at least once annually. If your chimney doesn’t require cleaning, the technician will let you know so you don’t pay for services you don’t really need.
Our Certified Chimney Professionals are experts in all types of chimney repairs, including:
- Masonry repairs
- Repair of chimney liners
- Repair of chimney chase tops
- Repair of chimney caps
- Repair of chimney flashing
- Repair of firebox
While all chimneys are prone to normal wear and tear, the harsh winter weather here in Southwestern Maryland can accelerate the deterioration of the exterior masonry and interior components. For this reason, we highly recommend homeowners schedule annual chimney inspections. This will help prevent minor problems from growing into major repairs.
Are you wondering why there may be water in the firebox? Have you noticed water dripping into your fireplace? These are both signs of a water leak. There are several reasons why you may have a leaky chimney. It could be loose or damaged bricks, a cracked crown, or a rusted chase cover, for example. Since a chimney leak is a serious issue, it is not safe to use the fireplace until it has been inspected by a certified chimney professional. Our technicians will inspect the chimney to locate the source of the leak. Once the source(s) of the leak is identified, we will repair the chimney as quickly as possible.
It is not uncommon for the exterior face of older chimneys to begin forming cracks in the masonry. The extreme winter weather with freezing rain, snow and sleet followed by hot summer weather can take its toll on the chimney. While small cracks or some missing bricks may seem relatively minor, they can eventually lead to more expensive repairs. Water can seep inside tiny cracks in the crevice, soften the masonry and destabilize the structure. Minor repairs are quite easy and economical to fix. But more significant damage may require partial or complete chimney rebuilding. Our chimney technicians are experienced masons and provide expert craftsmanship that will repair your chimney to its original state before the damage occurred.
When a chimney has extensive damage a partial or complete rebuild may be required. Even if you are not using the chimney or fireplace, these types of damages should not be ignored. Chimney repairs do not go away. They only get worse. The chimney could start to lean and eventually collapse taking part of your house with it. Instead, let High’s Chimney Service give you an estimate to restore your chimney. Restoring your chimney will not only protect your home investment, it can also add value to your property.
If you have been considering a new fireplace, insert or heating stove, visit our showroom in nearby Gaithersburg, MD, for a selection of the latest styles. Ask about our delivery and professional installation.
See our selection of innovate wood-burning stoves for efficient and economical home heating.
Clean-burning free-standing gas stoves are
convenient, easy to operate and require little maintenance.
Whether you are installing a new fireplace or want to retrofit an existing one, we have a wide selection of gas fireplaces in different shapes, styles and sizes that will complement any home interior.
Our wood-burning fireplaces have innovative features
that retain more heat and produce less smoke than a traditional fireplace.
Wood-burning inserts are pre-fabricated heating units that fit snugly right inside an existing masonry
fireplace. Give your fireplace a rustic or contemporary makeover with a new insert today!
We have a selection of eco-friendly gas fireplace inserts from top manufacturers that are easy to use, adjustable temperature controls and provide a warm and cozy fire-burning experience.
Our air duct and dryer vent cleaning can improve your indoor air quality. Our powerful vacuum system removes the dust, allergens and other contaminants clogging your ductwork. You will breathe fresher, cleaner air. Essential for people with pets, allergies and respiratory conditions. In addition, your HVAC unit and clothes dryer will work more efficiently too.
One call to High’s Chimney Service is what Glen Echo homeowners need to do to schedule a chimney inspection, chimney sweep or chimney repairs. We look forward to serving you.