Fireplaces, Stoves, & Chimney Repairs | Poolesville, MD, Chimney Company
High’s Chimney Service of Gaithersburg, MD, is the first choice of Poolesville homeowners for chimney cleaning, chimney repair, chimney inspection and installation services. Our experience and national certifications make us a chimney contactor you can trust for a job done right.
Perhaps you’ve seen our service vehicles rolling along W. Willard Rd., Fisher Ave. or Elgin Rd. We love working with our Poolesville customers as well as customers in nearby areas like Jerusalem, MD, Martinsburg, MD, Elmer, MD, and Sugarland, MD.
We’re proud to be a member of the National Chimney Sweep Guild and hold certifications with the Chimney Safety Institute of America. We believe that chimneys with fireplaces that burn wood should be cleaned at least once a year. Every time a fire burns, flammable creosote is created and clings to the inside of the flue. Creosote can easily catch fire and lead to a catastrophe. Another reason for regular chimney cleaning is to remove any obstructions that may have entered the chimney and impede the draft of smoke and carbon monoxide.
High’s Chimney Service field personnel are distinguished as certified technicians by the National Fireplace Institute. Our expertise in chimney repairs is unmatched as we perform:
- Chimney liner repair
- Chimney chase top repair
- Chimney cap repair
- Chimney flashing repair
- Fireplace damper repair
- Repairs to the masonry of the chimney
When these parts and materials are damaged and out of working order, you can be assured trouble is on the way. Each chimney component has a function, and our Poolesville, MD, customers count on us to see that everything in their fireplace system functions properly.
A leaky chimney is a sign that tells you there’s an immediate need for a professional to assess the situation, find the leak and get it fixed. Water in a chimney system will eventually cause deterioration of the bricks and mortar and also can run down the outsides of the chimney and damage the home’s building materials. When we investigate chimney leaks, we have the tools and training to quickly locate the source of the leaks and initiate repairs immediately.
If your chimney has started to show signs of cracking, there’s no need to panic – as long as action is taken. Minor cracks often can be sealed to prevent any more water from seeping in. If there’s a moderate amount of decomposition within the masonry, tuckpointing can fix the problem by replacing crumbling sections with a sturdy filler. When there’s significant damage, rebuilding may be necessary.
Chimneys are affected by extreme weather fluctuations, the normal settling of the house and old age. If a problem began but wasn’t addressed, the entire chimney structure at one point may begin to fail. In these cases, our trained technicians can perform chimney rebuilding to give you a chimney that’s once again fully functional and safe to use.
Fireplace & Stove Sales / Installation
Considering buying a new fireplace, stove or fireplace insert for your home? We’re happy to assist you in finding just the right model and style that will best fit your needs.
Wood stoves are perfect for bringing extra heat and charm to rooms both big and small.
Freestanding gas heating stoves
For ease of use and low maintenance requirements, a new gas-powered stove is a great choice.
If you’ve got your eyes on a new fireplace, consider that gas fireplaces burn clean, can be placed in many areas of the home and produce fires that look remarkably like burning wood.
Of course, there’s no substitute for a real wood fire, so if you’re looking for a more “traditional” type of fireplace, go with wood.
A new wood-burning fireplace insert is made to fit into your existing fireplace and give you much better heating efficiency and stunning good looks.
Gas fireplace inserts
Modern gas fireplace inserts offer the ultimate in energy efficiency and come in a wide variety of lively styles and finishes.
Don’t forget – after you’ve purchased your new unit, we’re happy to provide expert installation.
All vent systems need to be clean in order to work as they were intended. We offer thorough air duct cleaning and clothes dryer vent cleaning to ensure high efficiency from the appliances connected to them.
Poolesville, MD, homeowners come to us for comprehensive chimney cleaning, chimney inspection and chimney repair services. Our goal is to make your home-heating appliance enjoyable and safe all year long.