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Olney MD Chimney Sweep, Inspection & Repair
Originally a rural farming village established in 1800 as Mechanicsburg in northeast Montgomery County, the trendy town of Olney is now regarded as one of the best places to live in Maryland. Its chic, quaint village atmosphere just ten miles from the District of Columbia make the Greater Olney-Sandy Spring suburban community a wonderful place to raise a family.
Bethesda Chimney’s CSIA Certified Chimney Sweeps provide top-rated chimney inspections, repairs, replacements, and installations of masonry and factory-built chimneys and heating appliances in Fairfax County VA, Montgomery County, MD, and the District of Columbia.
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and national fire safety experts encourage all homeowners with gas or wood-fueled heating appliances to have an annual chimney inspection. It is the only way for homeowners to know whether their chimney, vents, fireplace, stove, and other attached heating appliances are safe to operate. The certified chimney professionals at Bethesda Chimney are trained for all three levels of inspections in Olney-Sandy Spring, MD, and communities throughout Greater Washington DC.
Unfortunately, every year there are thousands of homes that suffer extensive property damage and even deaths for failing to sweep the chimney. While relaxing by the crackling flames in the fireplace, creosote residue adheres in the flue as smoke and fumes vent out of the chimney. The longer creosote lingers in the chimney, the more flammable it becomes. The spark of a hot ember or fly ash can ignite the creosote, resulting in a chimney fire that can spread to other parts of your house. For your convenience, our Certified Chimney Sweep performs your chimney inspection and cleaning during the same visit.
If your chimney liner is more than 15 years old, deterioration due to normal wear and tear, moisture, and corrosion can expose your home to health and safety hazards. That’s why we recommend UL-listed stainless-steel liners when it’s time to reline the chimney in Olney, MD, and the Washington, DC, area. They are more energy efficient, longer lasting, moisture-resistant, and reduce soot and creosote deposits.
Some tell-tale signs that your Olney, MD, chimney needs brick and masonry repair are surface stains, cracking, flaking, or crumbling bricks, decaying mortar, and loose or missing bricks. Masonry damage allows water to get inside and damage the chimney, which increases the chance of a fire and exposure to poisonous carbon monoxide fumes. It also reduces heating efficiency resulting in higher heating costs. Bethesda Chimney offers individual brick repair and replacement, repointing, and other masonry repair services that will restore your chimney’s strength and performance so that your fireplace or heating stove is safe to operate.
For your masonry or factory-built chimney to vent the smoke and fumes from the fireplace or heating stove safely and efficiently, it is vital to keep up with your annual inspections and make the recommended repairs timely. Otherwise, the damage will worsen, resulting in more extensive repairs affecting its structural integrity. All chimney repairs are performed by certified chimney professionals and expert masons, including:
- Masonry repairs
- Chimney leaks
- Custom chimney caps
- Chase cover installation
- Chimney crown repair and rebuild
- Flashing repair
- Chimney relining
- Smoke chamber parging
- Damper repair
- Firebox repair and rebuilding
- Chimney rebuilding
- Chimney sealant applications
Our expert masonry work isn’t limited to building gorgeous custom chimneys and fireplaces. We also repair and build impressive patios, walkways, and retaining walls with top-quality brick pavers, concrete, flagstone, and custom stonework that will give your home the well-appointed appearance you desire.
Bethesda Chimney brings outdoor living to life with our large selection of custom and factory-built chimneys, outdoor fireplaces, fire pits, patio heaters, and grills so you can enjoy the outdoor lifestyle that suits your taste and budget.