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Arlington VA Chimney Sweep, Inspection & Repairs
Recently named “The Best City to Live in America,” Arlington, VA is a world-class city and a top tourist destination due to its location directly across the Potomac River from the District of Columbia. In addition, it is the home of the Pentagon, Arlington National Cemetery, Air Force Memorial, Ronald Reagan International Airport, and many other tourist attractions.
Bethesda Chimney is honored to be a trusted provider of professional chimney services, including certified chimney inspections, cleaning, and repairs for homes, businesses, and government buildings in Arlington County, VA, Montgomery County, MD, and the Greater Washington DC region.
Calling us to schedule an annual chimney inspection is essential for fire prevention, avoiding obstructions that can expose occupants to poisonous carbon monoxide fumes and water leaks, and ensuring your chimney is structurally sound, not to mention avoiding costlier repairs down the road if issues are ignored or overlooked. Your Certified Chimney Sweep® will provide a detailed inspection report giving you a snapshot of your chimney’s current condition. The technician will also inform you if repairs, replacement, or cleaning are necessary.
The Arlington County Fire Department recommends homeowners have their chimney, fireplace, and other attached heating appliances inspected and cleaned regularly. Creosote build-up in an uncleaned chimney flue is the leading cause of house fires here in the Washington DC Metro Area. So, what is chimney creosote? It is a natural byproduct of combustion, primarily from burning wood. However, as it remains in the chimney, it becomes a dark, tarry, and crusty material that is highly flammable. Our CSIA Certified Chimney Sweeps remove creosote build-up in the flue, smoke chamber, and other areas of the chimney, giving you peace of mind that your fireplace or heating stove is safe to operate.
With up to 15 inches of snow and more than 100 days of precipitation in the Arlington, VA area, it can accelerate the deterioration of your masonry chimney. It is essential to make any necessary repairs or replacements to avoid more severe chimney issues.
Here are some of the repairs your chimney and flue may need:
- Flashing repair
- Masonry repairs
- Flue liner repair
- Chimney relining
- Custom chimney cap
- Chase cover replacement
- Chimney crown repair
- Damper repair/replacement
- Smoke chamber parging
- Firebox repair/rebuilding
You may notice the portion of the chimney that is exposed to rain or snow, such as just below the chimney crown. Our skilled masons and certified chimney professionals provide essential masonry repair services such as individual brick repair and replacement, tuckpointing, and repointing that can restore your chimney, saving the expense of a partial or complete chimney rebuild.
Many homes in Arlington, VA, need chimney relining because their outdated clay liner has cracks, corrosion, or missing tiles that increase the risk of fire and exposure to harmful carbon monoxide fumes. We often recommend installing a stainless-steel liner. It is inserted directly into the flue, increasing your fireplace’s heating efficiency and reducing fuel costs. It is also more durable, will last longer, and will help reduce creosote build-up. Thus, it improves the safety and performance of your gas, wood-burning fireplace, or heating stove.
Our professional masons are talented craftsmen that can improve your home’s exterior appearance with custom-designed patios, walkways, and retaining walls. Whether you prefer concrete, brick pavers, flagstone, or custom stonework, you will love your home’s upgraded appearance.
Bethesda Chimney brings your living space to life with our great selection of energy-efficient custom or factory-built gas or wood-burning fireplaces, stoves, fire pits, and more for entertaining family and friends inside or outside any time of year.