Chimney Sweep in Potomac, MD | Chimney Repairs & Rebuild | Fireplace & Stove Installation
Homeowners in Potomac, MD, count on High’s Chimney Service of nearby Gaithersburg, MD, for the best in chimney cleaning, chimney inspection, chimney repair and home-heating appliance installation. We’re a trusted chimney contractor with the skills and national credentials to guarantee an outstanding job every time.
If you’ve ever seen our service vehicles on River Rd., Democracy Blvd. or MacArthur Blvd., then you saw our field technicians on the way to make another customer happy. In addition to Potomac, we also serve Great Falls, MD, Browns Mill, MD, McLean, MD, and North Bethesda, MD.
A clean chimney is a safe chimney. As members of the National Chimney Sweep Guild and certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America, we know chimneys from top to bottom. Creosote is a flammable byproduct of smoke condensation that must be removed from chimneys at least once a year. Most chimney fires are caused by people who fail to have this work done regularly. In addition to creosote removal, we rid chimneys of obstructions such as twigs, leaves and small animal nests to ensure proper drafting.
Personnel who will work on your fireplace and chimney are all National Fireplace Institute certified technicians, capable of making quality repairs to any part of a fireplace system:
- Chimney liners
- Chimney chase tops
- Chimney caps
- Chimney flashing
- Fireplace dampers
- All areas of masonry
Damage to any of these components means potentially unsafe operation. Our first consideration for our Potomac, MD, customers is safety and peace of mind, every day, all year long.
When a chimney is leaking, it means water has infiltrated the system and will begin a gradual cycle of increasing damage. Rain water and melting snow can get into cracks and erode bricks and mortar, causing them to break and crumble long before they should. Water also can cause severe damage to the building materials of the house. If you notice water in your firebox, odd smells coming from the chimney or discoloration of chimney bricks or adjacent walls, action must be taken immediately.
Over time, chimney masonry often begins to experience minor cracking. Harsh weather, the settling of the house and age all can play a part in creating damage to bricks and mortar. In early stages, cracks can usually be sealed to block water from coming in. When there is actual crumbling of the masonry, a process called tuckpointing can replace missing sections with a solid filler. High’s Chimney Services can quickly restore a compromised chimney to its original, sturdy self.
In cases where there is extensive damage – masonry is falling away onto the roof or in the yard; the chimney is leaning to one side – chimney rebuilding is in order. You should never run heat and smoke through a chimney that is severely compromised. Rather you should call us and let our experienced technicians determine the extent of the problem and then get to work fixing it.
If you’re thinking of adding a new fireplace, stove or fireplace insert to your home, let us help you target the best style and fuel source for your particular needs.
A new wood stove makes a cozy place to gather and will be a lovely accent to any home’s décor.
Freestanding gas heating stoves
Gas stoves come in many exciting design styles and offer the benefit of ultra-convenient operation.
These appliances have high heat-efficiency ratings and, like their stove counterparts, are easy to use and require minimal maintenance.
For the traditionalist, nothing beats a roaring fire in a handsome wood fireplace that makes a perfect centerpiece in any room.
A wood-burning fireplace insert is a step up in heat-efficiency, providing powerful warmth in a closed-combustion system that fits right into a current fireplace’s opening.
Gas fireplace inserts
These units run on natural gas or propane and provide plenty of heat in a wide range of styles, sizes and finishes.
After you’ve decided on the right appliance for your home, our techs will be happy to install it for you.
Any vent system in your home will cause its connected appliance to run sluggishly if it’s not completely clean. We can perform air duct cleaning and clothes dryer vent cleaning to ensure safe and smooth operation.
Potomac, MD, residents rely on High’s Chimney Service in nearby Gaithersburg, MD, for the best in chimney cleaning, chimney repair and chimney inspection services. Let the experts make sure your chimney and fireplace system is in perfect repair and safe to use any time you need it.