Fireplace Install, Chimney Rebuilding, Chimney Cleaning | Rockville, MD, and Montgomery County
High’s Chimney Service provides residents in Rockville, MD with complete chimney inspection, chimney cleaning, fireplace installation and chimney repair services. Our multiple national certifications assure area homeowners they are getting highly qualified and experienced technicians to serve their home heating needs.
Our service vehicles frequently are frequently traveling around Rockville Pike, Montgomery Ave., Maryland Ave., and other streets servicing customers. We also help customers in the surrounding communities of Bethesda, MD, Gaithersburg, MD, Olney, MD, and Wheaton, MD.
Unswept chimneys are the biggest cause of chimney fires. Creosote is a black, tarry and flammable substance that is a natural by-product of wood-burning. It sticks to the walls inside the chimney and continues to accumulate with every burn. To reduce the risk of fire, it is recommended homeowners have their chimneys cleaned by a professional chimney sweep at least once yearly. Our chimney cleaning service is performed by a Certified Chimney Sweep. The technician will thoroughly clean the chimney, remove the creosote and eliminate hazardous obstructions like leaves, bird’s nests and other debris that may be blocking the flue.
High’s Chimney Service is a member of several national credentialing organizations including the National Fireplace Institute and the Chimney Safety Institute of America. Our Certified Master Chimney Technician can perform any chimney repair, including:
- Masonry repair
- Fireplace damper repair
- Chimney liner repair / Chimney relining
- Chimney crown repair
- Chimney flashing repair
- Chimney cap repair
The chimney structure is comprised of a variety of components that contain the heat while venting toxic fumes and contaminants. If any of these components, like the flashing, crown or masonry have cracks or other damages there is an increased risk of fire and carbon monoxide exposure. Our skilled masons and technicians provide expert chimney repairs for your home in Rockville, MD.
While chimneys are built to withstand harsh weather conditions, the masonry and other components naturally deteriorate over time. A broken cap, cracks in the crown, and missing or spalling bricks are just some of the problems that can allow water to leak in the chimney. Moisture inside the flue, or on the floor of the firebox and water stains are some of the signs of a water leak. It is not safe to use a chimney that has a water leak. Our Certified Chimney Professional has the equipment and knowledge required to track down the source of the leak and quickly make the repairs that are necessary for a safe chimney operation.
Chimney Masonry Work
It’s important to maintain the structural integrity of the chimney. When you notice cracks in the masonry, chipped or missing bricks, or erosion of the mortar joints, making timely repairs is critical. If the problem continues to worsen a minor masonry repair can turn into a major chimney rebuilding project. Our expert masons will fill in the gaps, replace any missing bricks and make other masonry repairs. Not only will your chimney look great, you will have peace of mind knowing that your fireplace and chimney will provide years of safe operation.
When there are severe structural issues, a partial or complete chimney rebuilding will be necessary. This is often caused by years of neglect, foundation issues or home settling. It will need extensive brick work and you may notice that the chimney is leaning to one side. Without chimney rebuilding, it is in danger of a total collapse which will likely result in significant damage to your home. If your chimney is in disrepair, our expert masons and craftsmen will inspect the chimney and recommend the best solution for repairing the chimney.
With so many energy-saving and efficient models and options to choose from, now is a great time to add a new stove, fireplace or insert in your home.
Our selection of new wood stoves is easier to use and have heating efficiency ratings up to 80% or higher. We have a variety of designer styles in different sizes to maintain warmth in any space.
Freestanding gas heating stoves
Our gas stoves offer the brilliance of a realistic fire and convenient operation. These clean-burning EPA-certified heating appliances require little maintenance.
Many homeowners in Rockville are upgrading to a gas fireplace. Enjoy a realistic flame experience in your choice of styles, shapes and sizes that will enhance the décor and ambiance of your home.
We can help you maintain the authentic experience of a wood-burning fireplace without losing most of the heat through the chimney.
Our selection of handsome wood-burning inserts offers a rustic fire experience in many traditional and trendy styles that will provide ample heating for any room in your home.
Gas fireplace inserts
Our high-efficiency gas fireplace inserts combine energy-efficiency with modern convenience that will effortlessly keep you warm and cozy at the desired temperature on a cold day or evening.
Air Duct & Dryer Vent Cleaning
Our air duct & dryer vent cleaning services are the best way to remove dust, bacteria and other allergens in the ventilation system. This will reduce the chance of static electricity sparking a fire and help improve the efficiency of your HVAC unit and dryer.
For more than 30 years, homeowners in Rockville, MD, have trusted High’s Chimney Service for professional chimney inspection and cleaning and chimney repair. We work hard to earn your business every day.