Fireplaces, Stoves, & Chimney Repairs | Washington, DC, Chimney Company
High’s Chimney Service of Gaithersburg, MD, provides a full menu of chimney and fireplace services in Washington, DC, including chimney cleaning, chimney inspection, chimney repair and the installation of fireplaces, stoves and fireplace inserts.
You may have seen our company trucks on H St., Virginia Ave., 14th St., New York, Ave. or Vermont Ave. We work throughout the District of Columbia including Chevy Chase, Friendship Heights, Tenleytown, Palisades, Foxhole Crescent, Georgetown, Takoma, Brightwood, 16th Street Heights, Michigan Park, Edgewood, Brookland, Woodridge, Bloomingdale’s and the downtown DC area.
High’s Chimney Service belongs to the National Chimney Sweep Guild, and our chimney technicians are certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America. We perform chimney cleaning services to remove flammable creosote and obstructions from the chimney flue. This is very important because creosote can easily ignite and start a chimney fire, and obstructions will hamper the drafting of air and could allow carbon monoxide to enter the house.
When something goes wrong with your chimney, our service personnel are ready to get it fixed quickly. Our Washington, DC, chimney repair work includes:
- • Chimney liner repair
- • Chimney chase top repair
- • Chimney cap repair
- • Chimney flashing repair
- • Fireplace damper repair
- • Masonry repair
By scheduling regular chimney inspections, you’ll catch minor problems early before they turn into expensive chimney repairs.
A leaky chimney can point to a serious problem with the chimney’s masonry or a component such as the chimney cap or flashing. Call us if you notice water in the firebox, foul odors coming from the fireplace, staining on the exterior surface of the chimney or discoloration of the home’s walls adjacent to the chimney. These are all signs of a chimney leak.
A structurally sound chimney is the only kind of chimney that’s safe to operate. Over time, bricks and mortar can begin to crack, which allows water to seep in and cause decomposition. Our certified technicians often can block small cracks with a special sealant. In cases where sections of brick or mortar are missing or crumbling away, tuckpointing can help by filling open areas with strong new mortar. We’re experts in all types of chimney masonry work.
If a chimney is badly decomposed, it creates a safety risk for anyone in its vicinity. Age, severe weather events and normal house-settling all can start a deterioration process that only gets worse over time. We can perform partial or complete chimney rebuilding service to make the chimney safe to use for years to come.
Is it time to add a new fireplace, heating stove or fireplace insert to your home? Let us help you select the ideal brand and style, after which we’ll perform complete in-home installation.
Many exciting design styles and plenty of warming heat.
Free-standing gas heating stoves:
Convenient to use, clean burning and stylish.
For efficient operation and great heat production, gas fireplaces are an excellent choice.
Modern wood-burning fireplaces have better burn efficiency and lower emissions that older models – plus they add an elegant touch to any room.
Wood-burning fireplace inserts:
Placed inside an existing firebox, wood inserts produce high heat with all the ambience of a natural wood fire.
Gas fireplace inserts:
Ultra-convenient and highly efficient, gas inserts are growing in popularity every day.
We provide thorough cleaning of your clothes dryer vent and air ducts throughout your home. Clean vents allow the appliances connected to them to operate better and cost less to use.
Customers throughout the Washington, DC, area count on High’s Chimney Service for chimney cleaning, chimney inspection, chimney repair and many other services. If you live within the Baltimore, MD/Washington, DC, region, call us today with questions or to schedule an appointment.