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Chimney Cleaning, Inspection and Repair in Olney, MD

High’s Chimney is proud to provide chimney inspections, cleanings, and repairs to the warm hearted households of Olney, Maryland. Olney is known for it’s lovely outdoor and recreational spaces for both public and private use. Schedule an appointment with High’s Chimney for cleaning and repair services that keep your family safe and warm during the winter season.

43.37in

Avg rainfall in Olney, MD each year

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

8%

Last year Olney residents made up 8% of our online bookings in Maryland.

$4,921

Avg cost of structure fires due to fireplaces, chimney or chimney connectors between 2010 and 2012

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Saturday8 am - 2 pm
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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)