Chimney Sweep Rockville, MD – Chimney Repairs | Rebuilding | Fireplace & Stove Installs
Residents of Rockville, MD, trust High’s Chimney Service of Gaithersburg, MD, to keep their chimneys clean and safe. We perform chimney cleaning, chimney inspection, chimney repair and expert installation of all home-heating appliances. Years of experience and national industry certifications mean you’ll get a job that’s done safely and correctly.
You’ve probably noticed our service vehicles cruising along 1st St., I-270, Veirs Mill Rd. or other streets and thoroughfares in and around Rockville. Any time you see us, you know we’re on the way to our next customer’s home to provide an important service. In addition to Rockville, we also work in Woodley Gardens, MD, Hungerford Towne, MD, Silver Rock, MD, and Derwood, MD.
High’s Chimney Service is a member of the National Chimney Sweep Guild, and our technicians are certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America. We know how important a clean chimney is. The majority of chimney fires each year are caused by a buildup of flammable creosote, so removing it is our main objective. Another objective in chimney cleaning is to remove any obstructions that may have found their way into the chimney flue. These can include small animal nests, twigs, leaves and other debris. The only safe chimney is a clean chimney.
All our service personnel are designated as National Fireplace Institute certified technicians. We can perform any repair job including:
- Chimney liner repair
- Chimney chase top repair
- Chimney cap repair
- Chimney flashing repair
- Fireplace damper repair
- Repair of chimney masonry
These components must be in good working order to ensure your fireplace is safe to use. Damaged chimney caps, chase tops and flashing can allow water into the system where it will begin a process of deterioration. Damaged chimney liners increase the risk of a chimney fire. Our customers in Rockville, MD, count on us to make sure the worst-case never happens.
Have you been noticing strange odors coming from your fireplace? How about discoloration of the fireplace bricks or adjacent walls? Is there water in your firebox? A yes answer to any of these means you most likely have a leaky chimney. It’s critical to find out how the water is getting in and then fix the problem before rotting, decomposition and other types of damage occur. Our techs can get this job done for you in a minimal amount of time.
Chimney masonry doesn’t last forever; however, its life can be prolonged if you catch problems early. Small cracks in the mortar joints can usually be sealed with a spray that will block further water from getting in. Once water infiltrates the chimney structure, it will freeze and expand and lead to serious damage. If there are chipped or crumbling areas, a process called tuckpointing can clean out the crumbles and fill the areas with a sturdy compound. The key to preserving your Rockville, MD, chimney is scheduling professional service as soon as a problem arises.
When a chimney is too badly damaged to repair, our technicians can skillfully perform chimney rebuilding, giving you a partially new or completely new structure. A chimney that is missing bricks, has deteriorating mortar or is littering the roof and yard with chunks and small pieces of masonry is not safe to use. Rebuilding is the best way to return your chimney to its full operational state.
When you’re ready to purchase a new fireplace, stove or fireplace insert, let us help you select the perfect model that will best meet your needs.
Wood stoves are powerful and beautiful, available in a variety of shapes, sizes and design styles.
Freestanding gas heating stoves
It’s hard to get more convenient and maintenance-free than a new gas stove that will warm your room and accent any décor.
Today’s gas fireplaces are built to be highly efficient and recreate flames that are remarkably similar to burning wood.
Of course a real wood-burning fireplace is the ultimate traditional heating appliance, with many decorator finishes and styles and a fire that’s like no other.
For great heat-generation, you can’t beat a modern wood fireplace insert that’s factory-built and fits right into the firebox of your masonry fireplace.
Gas fireplace inserts
People love gas fireplace inserts because of their high heat-efficiency and also because they’re easy to operate and need little maintenance.
After you buy your new fireplace, stove or fireplace insert, we can expertly install it for you.
Clogged clothes dryer or heating/AC vents can cause those appliances to work extra hard to do their job and cost you more money to operate. Our techs can perform thorough air duct cleaning and dryer vent cleaning.
Rockville, MD, homeowners call High’s Chimney Service in Gaithersburg for trusted chimney cleaning, chimney inspection and chimney repair services. We’re standing by to help you keep your fireplace and chimney clean and safe.