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Chimney Cleaning, Inspection, and Repair for Gaithersburg, MD

If Gaithersburg Maryland were to become a city it would be the second largest in the state of Maryland. Being that it’s only 25 miles from Washington D.C., it’s not hard to tell that there is something special about this spot. For the thousands of people that call Germantown home, High’s Chimney wants to be sure your fireplaces are clean and safe for the winters ahead. Our specialists are here to service all of your chimney cleaning, repair, and inspection needs.


46.36 in.

Avg rainfall in Gaithersburg, MD each year

A leaking chimney can cause damage to a home. Chimney inspections are recommended to find and fix leaks


Last year Gaithersburg residents made up 10.0% of our online bookings in Maryland.


Median Home Value in Gaithersburg, MD

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Review of our work in Gaithersburg, MD

Reviewer: Jan S.
Project: Clean and Inspect a Chimney or Fireplace

They also replaced broken bricks at the chimney top. I appreciated their telling me what did NOT need to be repaired/replaced.

Source: http://www.homeadvisor.com/rated.HighsChimneyServiceInc.8405003.html

High's Company Policy

We have a strict company policy NEVER to sell unnecessary services. If your chimney DOES NOT need to be cleaned, we will tell you so and charge only a trip charge.

If you ever have a problem with High's for any reason, please call and ask for me personally. We run a tight ship at High's and I'll make sure anything wrong is made right. - Mike Pinto, President - High's Chimney

Why choose High's?

Why get your chimney cleaned?

  1. To Prevent Chimney Fire. Between 2010 and 2012, there were an average of 22,700 residential structure fires due to chimneys, fireplaces and chimney connectors. The average cost per fire was $4921. Chimney fires are not always dramatic enough to alert the neighbors. Sometimes they burn slow and aren't even visible, but they can still reach high temperatures and seep in the walls of your house and ignite anything flammable.
  2. To Protect Your Health. Carbon Monoxide (CO) is produced whenever fuel is burned. Even at low levels, carbon monoxide can cause headaches, nausea, dizziness, confusion and fainting. A blocked chimney or a chimney with a improperly functioning flue can cause a buildup of this dangerous gas.
  3. To Avoid Smoke Damage. When a chimney is not properly cleaned and maintained, soot will accumulate around the flue. This makes it difficult for the flue to draw the smoke upwards and can cause smoke to enter your room.

When does a chimney need to be cleaned?

This is a tougher question than it sounds. The simple answer is: The National Fire Protection Association standard says, "Chimneys, fireplaces and vents shall be inspected at least once a year for soundness, freedom of deposits and correct clearances. Cleaning, maintainence and repairs shall be done if necessary." This is a national safety standard and is the correct way to approach the problem. It takes into account that even if you don't use your chimney much, animals may build nests in the flue or there may be other types of deterioration that could make the chimney unsafe to use.

The Chimney Safety Instute of America recommends that open masonry fireplaces should be swept at 1/8" of soot build up or sooner if there is any glaze in the system. This is considered to be enough fuel build up to cause a chimney fire that is capable of damaging the chimney or spreading to the home. Factory built fireplaces should be swept when any appreciable buildup occurs. The logic is that the deposit is quite acidic and  can shorten the life of the fireplace. (source: Chimney Safety Institute of America - http://www.csia.org/about-csia/faq.aspx)