Chimney Sweep in Fairfax, VA | Chimney Inspection, Chimney Repair, Fireplace Installs, and Paver Construction
Fairfax VA Chimney Sweep, Inspections & Repairs
Fairfax’s small, charming, colonial town is the county seat of government for the Commonwealth of Virginia. Its quaint Old Town is a popular arts and entertainment district frequented by locals and visitors around Greater Washington DC.
Bethesda Chimney is proud to be a trusted provider of certified chimney inspections, cleaning, and repairs for residential, government, and commercial buildings in Fairfax County, VA, Montgomery County, MD, and the Washington DC Metro Area.
When was the last time you had a Certified Chimney Sweep® inspect your chimney? If it’s been over 12 months, it’s past time for an annual chimney inspection. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends annual inspections for homeowners with wood & gas fuel heating appliances. Chimney inspections are necessary for the following reasons:
- Check for an excessive build-up of flammable creosote deposits
- Ensure vents are free of obstructions
- Look for masonry damage
- Ensure the chimney is structurally sound
- Check for sufficient clearance of combustible materials
- Verify that the flue is the correct size for the appliance
- Recommend repairs and cleaning, when necessary
- Make sure there are no birds or animals nesting in or on your chimney
- Your homeowner’s insurance policy may ask for proof of maintenance when processing a repair claim for fire, storm, or masonry damage.
The primary cause of house fires in Fairfax County, VA; Montgomery County, MD, and the District of Columbia, is excessive creosote build-up due to a failure to sweep the chimney regularly. It is recommended by the CSIA if there is a build up of more than an 1/8″ of creosote it is dangerous and should be removed. The CSIA Certified Chimney Sweeps at Bethesda Chimney have the training, experience, and professional tools and equipment to thoroughly clean your chimney and flue safely and efficiently.
Due to its age, wear & tear, and environmental conditions, your chimney will need repairs or replacement at some point.
Therefore, making necessary repairs is vital to protect your chimney from water damage, fire, and exposure to harmful fumes, including toxic carbon monoxide gas.
Here are some of the common repairs that the chimney and flue often need in the Fairfax, VA, area:
- Flashing repair
- Masonry repairs
- Individual brick repair & replacement
- Chimney cap repair/replacement
- Chimney crown repair and rebuilding
- Damper repair/replacement
- Chimney relining
- Furnace liner
- Hot water liner
- Smoke chamber parging
- Firebox repair/rebuilding
- Chimney rebuilding
- Chimney water repellant sealant
Many older and historic homes in Fairfax, VA, still have their original clay liner that reached its end-of-life years ago. As a result, the cracked, bursting, and missing tiles reduce your fireplace’s efficiency. More importantly, however, it increases the risk of a fire and carbon monoxide exposure. Our flexible UL-listed stainless steel flue liner is a more durable, longer-lasting, and energy-efficient solution. It also reduces sooty creosote deposits making it simpler to clean and maintain.
The lovely tree-lined streets and colonial revival homes in Fairfax’s historic neighborhoods feature beautiful traditional brick masonry chimneys that are starting to show their age. The cracking, flaking and chipped, loose, or missing bricks and decaying mortar joints show that the chimney needs brick and masonry repair. Our certified technicians and skilled masons provide various repair services, from individual brick and masonry repair to partial and complete chimney rebuilds.
While our expert masons are performing your chimney repairs, they can also repair or rebuild your patios, walkways, and walls too. In addition, a virtually unlimited array of design possibilities with premium materials like brick pavers, concrete, and even custom stonework will give your Fairfax home the desired improvement.
If you want to enhance your outdoor patio, we sell and install patio heaters that will bring your outdoor living experience to a whole new level of enjoyment with your family & friends.