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Chimney Inspection & Chimney Sweep In Washington D.C
High’s Chimney Service provides certified chimney sweep and chimney inspection services to our customers throughout the DC Capitol area. We’re experienced chimney professionals with more than 30 years’ service in Washington DC and the nearby communities of Arlington, VA, Bethesda, MD, McLean, VA, Chevy Chase, MD, and others. Our job is to keep your fireplace and chimney safe and working hard for you all winter long.
Chimney Sweep Services for Your DC Home
If your fireplace burns wood, the chimney will need regular cleaning to remove creosote and soot that builds up every time a fire burns.
Creosote is highly flammable and responsible for many of the chimney fires and house fires in the DC Capitol area each year. The technicians at High’s Chimney Service are certified through the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA), and our chimney sweep company is a member of the National Chimney Sweep Guild. We have the tools, training and expertise to safely clean your chimney and restore peak performance.
How We Clean Chimneys
Chimney cleaning involves the use of specialized tools to dislodge and remove creosote, which can appear in a sticky, puffy or solid form inside your chimney. We use electric equipment with cables, chains and brushes along with scrapers and powerful chemical compounds to rid your chimney of what could be fuel for a chimney fire.
Our chimney sweeps also can remove various obstructions that have gotten into your chimney. This includes leaves and twigs from nearby trees, the nests of birds, squirrels and other small animals, and the animals themselves who have died in the chimney, unable to escape. All these obstructions can severely hamper the drafting of smoke and toxic gases from your fireplace.
Certified Chimney Inspection Throughout Washington DC
A chimney sweep’s job often includes a thorough chimney inspection. Using both visual and Chim-Scan video technology, your tech will be able to assess the level of creosote, soot and other obstructions inside your flue. CSIA-certified chimney inspections also cover:
- Chimney caps
- Chimney crowns
- Chimney chase tops
- Roof flashing
- Interior and exterior chimney masonry
- Fireplace dampers
- Smoke shelves
- Smoke chambers
This thorough inspection process will spot early signs of chimney damage, chimney leaks or problems with the system’s components and let you get them repaired before a dangerous condition exists. High’s offers a full menu of chimney repair services to keep your chimney safe all year long.
Dryer Vent Cleaning
Another fire hazard that many DC residents face is with their clothes dryer. The dryer’s vent system can eventually become clogged, causing the machine to work harder, run longer, cost more to use and become susceptible to a fire.
Our dryer vent cleaning services include:
- Cleaning the venting system inside and out
- Cleaning behind the appliance
- The use of spinning brushes and other approved equipment
- A final inspection before we leave to ensure that the system is running at an optimal level
The National Fire Protection Association and all other fire-safety organizations in the U.S. recommend annual professional cleaning for chimneys and dryer vents. We’re here to provide you with unmatched service and workmanship for these jobs.
Call High’s Chimney Service today at (202) 289-2750 to learn more about Washington DC chimney sweep, chimney repair, dryer vent cleaning and air duct cleaning services.