Fireplaces, Stoves, Chimney Sweep, Chimney Repairs | Olney, MD, and Montgomery County
High’s Chimney Service provides professional chimney cleaning, chimney inspections, chimney repairs and fireplace, stove and insert installation for homeowners in Olney and throughout Montgomery County, MD.
Our black and white service vehicles are often sighted riding along Georgia Avenue, Olney Sandy Spring Road, and Olney Mill Road while responding to customer requests for chimney service. In addition, we also proudly serve customers residing in Anscroft, MD, Brookeville, MD, Laytonsville, MD, Spencerville, MD and other nearby communities from our main office in Gaithersburg, MD.
Our chimney sweeps are certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America. Regular chimney cleanings are important for reducing the risk of a fire. Throughout the winter, fire protection agencies around the state respond to home fires caused by excessive creosote. Creosote is a natural by-product of combustion. Every time the chimney is ignited, creosote is formed. Most of the sticky, tarry substance is vented through the chimney, but some of it sticks to the interior walls in the flue. A professional chimney cleaning at least once per year by a certified chimney sweep is the best way to ensure the removal of creosote, soot, ash and air flow obstructions.
Our Certified Chimney Professionals and Certified Chimney Reliners are industry experts for all chimney repairs, including:
- Chimney liner repair
- Chimney masonry repair
- Chimney crown repair
- Chimney cap repair
- Chimney flashing repair
- Fireplace damper repair
From small minor cracks in the masonry to complete restorations, we do it all. No job is too big or too small. Making timely chimney repairs is the best way to protect your chimney from further damage and excessive deterioration. Even small cracks in the surface or flashing can let water inside the chimney. This can soften the masonry, damage the liner, rust the damper and damage other components resulting in an unsafe chimney.
A water leak can occur in the chimney at any time. Moisture in the firebox, water spots and stains in the flue and a smoky fireplace are all signs of a possible water leak. Our certified chimney technician will inspect the chimney to locate the source of the leak and make the necessary repairs. We respond to chimney leaks quickly giving our customers in Olney the peace of mind knowing that their chimney will be safe for use.
If you have an older home or if your chimney has a weathered appearance, it probably needs some masonry work. Over time, harsh winter conditions can eventually cause cracks in the masonry. From tiny holes in the bricks to cracked or missing bricks, its important these repairs be made by an experienced chimney mason. That’s because damaged masonry can allow water to leak inside the chimney where additional damage can spread quickly. Also, the porous brick material will continue to absorb moisture leading to more extensive masonry work.
Sometimes the chimney damage is so extensive that it needs to be either partially or completely rebuilt. Chimney rebuilding is a huge undertaking and should only be done by an experienced chimney contractor like High’s Chimney Service. Chimneys with structural damage are in danger of collapsing. This can cause extensive damage to your home.
Our showroom in nearby Gaithersburg has exciting displays of the latest fireplaces, stoves and inserts for your home. Our knowledgeable experts will help you choose the best heating appliance for your application. Delivery and professional installation in your home in Olney, MD, is available.
Enjoy a more efficient wood stove that provides more heat in a design that will look great in any home.
Freestanding gas heating stoves
Get the convenience of a clean-burning gas stove that is easy to use and simple to maintain.
With push-button ignition, it couldn’t be easier to enjoy a gas fireplace. Choose from a variety of real-looking logs and enjoy a cozy flame experience.
It is hard to beat the rustic appeal of a real wood-burning fireplace. We offer a wonderful selection of high efficiency wood fireplaces that consume less fuel in a variety of appealing styles.
Our wood-burning fireplace inserts fit directly inside an existing masonry fireplace. We also have zero-clearance models that allow you to install a fireplace in spaces that are too small for a traditional fireplace.
Gas fireplace inserts
Gas fireplace inserts make it quick, easy and affordable to convert from wood fireplace to gas. Enjoy the convenience of a gas fireplace with a fire that is very similar to a wood-burning experience.
Air Duct & Dryer Vent Cleaning
Our air duct and dryer vent cleaning will get rid of the dust, dander, and other allergens in your duct work so you can enjoy cleaner indoor air in your Olney home. It will also help improve the efficiency of HVAC and clothes dryer.
When you need a chimney technician for chimney inspections, chimney cleanings or repairs, call the certified professionals at High’s Chimney Service. We are committed to your satisfaction.