Chimney Services in Germantown, MD
We all love the warm, comforting feeling of a crackling fire during those damp Germantown winters. But to safely operate your fireplace without excessive smoke clogging your lungs, it’s important that it’s properly maintained. Before lighting the match this season, schedule chimney services with Chimney.com. We’ll make sure your fireplace is safe to use, so you can enjoy peace of mind along with those pigs in a blanket and the Hallmark-like glow of a well-built hearth.
We take on jobs of all sizes here at Chimney.com! Let us help you stay safe and warm. Schedule services today!
A lot can happen to a home over 52 weeks of Germantown, MD weather. That’s why we recommend yearly chimney inspections for every home and commercial property in the Germantown area. The experts at Chimney.com will thoroughly inspect your chimney, keeping an eye out for any imperfections that could impact its safety and service life. Water is a chimney’s worst enemy, so we keep an especial lookout for signs of leaks and damage.
Here are just some of the setups we can inspect for safety:
- Gas fireplaces (inserts, gas burners, and log sets)
- Built-in and prefab fireplaces
- Venting systems
- Furnace, boiler, and water heater flues (gas or oil)
- Interior and exterior masonry
- Freestanding wood stoves and wood stove inserts
Now, fess up – did you notice any strange smells the last time you lit your fireplace? Did you maybe shrug this off, and attribute it to something organic you stepped in while picking berries at Butler’s Orchard? Well, we’re here to tell you – the culprit was probably dangerous creosote buildup, not animal dung. Creosote is a highly flammable substance that greatly increases your risk of suffering a house fire. Keep your home and family safe (and free of unidentifiable odors) — schedule chimney cleaning before you build your next fire. Chimney.com will get the job done fast and correctly.
Our chimney cleaning services include:
- Removing creosote and soot deposits
- Cleaning out the smoke chamber
- Vacuuming the firebox
- Ensuring a clean, soot-free house
The lining is one of the most important components of any chimney. This noncombustible channel lines the inside masonry, shielding it against high heat and soot deposits that fire leaves behind. Chimney.com is one of the only chimney companies doing business in Germantown licensed by WSSC as a Master Plumber and Gas Fitter. This license is required to reline furnace flues and work on gas appliances.
Here are some common signs that you need chimney relining:
- Your older home or commercial property doesn’t have a chimney liner.
- You’re updating your fireplace to run on a new fuel source.
- The chimney is prone to condensation buildup.
- Your gas appliance is venting into a masonry chimney.
Most chimneys and flues need repair or maintenance eventually, especially older ones. If your chimney is beginning to look a little worn out, choose Chimney.com for the repairs you need.
Our chimney repair services include:
- Brick repair
- Chimney crown repair
- Chimney damper replacement
- Chimney repointing/mortar joint repair
- Firebox and smoke chamber repair
- And much more
All Germantown, MD residents are accustomed to the rain. But where we can pull on our rain jackets and grab our umbrellas, our chimneys aren’t as fortunate. The constant exposure to rain, wind, snow, and winter’s cold temperatures does more damage to masonry chimneys than the fire does! Water seeps in and causes the steel and cast-iron components to rust, weakening these metals over time. A complete chimney rebuild will restore the structural integrity of your old, weather-beaten chimney. If you notice your chimney start to lean or deteriorate, restoration might be right for you.
Gas Line Services
When choosing a contractor for gas fireplace maintenance, it’s imperative to select a qualified company. Chimney.com is Germantown, MD’s safest choice for professional inspections and gas fireplace repair services.
We’re one of the only companies operating in the Germantown area that is licensed by WSSC to perform services on gas appliances, including gas fireplaces. Our highly trained technicians will safely perform any necessary maintenance work on your gas fireplace and complete all repair work on time and on budget.
Gas line services are nothing to mess with. Contact Chimney.com online today or call us at 301-989-3300 to make an appointment for maintenance services by a licensed professional.
Why Choose Chimney.com for Chimney Services in Germantown, MD?
As a fully licensed, trained, and insured chimney service company, you can count on us to keep the fires burning brightly. We have proudly served residential and commercial customers in Germantown, MD since 1989. Our dedication to customer service borders on fanatical. We guarantee the quality of our work and can provide a host of reviews and references. We want you to start your chimney project with complete confidence.
Contact us today to schedule chimney inspection, cleaning, relining, repair, or restoration in Germantown, MD.
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