Chimney Repair & Cleaning in Lake Shore & Gibson Island MD
Have you been thinking about a new fireplace, stove or fireplace insert? Are there problems with your chimney such as leaking or obstructions? Complete Chimneys of Pasadena, MD, serves homeowners in Lake Shore, MD, Gibson Island MD, North Shore, MD, Pinehurst, MD, Bayside Beach, MD, and Bellhaven Beach, MD, with the finest appliances and chimney services available.
You might have seen our service vehicles on Hwy. 100, Mountain Rd. or Banbury Rd., heading out to perform another chimney inspection, chimney cleaning or repair. Our chimney sweeps are all certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America
Lake Shore’s Best Chimney Sweeps
Complete Chimneys is a member of the National Chimney Sweep Guild, so we know that every fire-safety agency in the U.S. recommends that chimneys connected to wood-burning fireplaces be professionally cleaned once a year.
The reason is because creosote, which forms when smoke condenses inside a chimney, is highly flammable and is the main cause of most chimney fires. Chimney cleaning also is important to remove any debris such as leaves, twigs, small animal nests and the like that may have gotten into the chimney and are obstructing air flow.
We provide a full menu of chimney repairs to our Lake Shore & Gibson Island customers by skilled service personnel, all of whom are designated as National Fireplace Institute certified technicians:
- Chimney liner repair
- Chimney chase top repair
- Chimney cap repair
- Chimney flashing repair
- Fireplace damper repair
- Complete masonry repair
A thorough chimney inspection will uncover problems with these and other components. Once we understand exactly what type of damage or wear has occurred, we can get to work either repairing the component or replacing it. Our techs are experts in the repair and replacement of liners, chase tops, caps, flashing and dampers. Each of these components must work as intended in order for your fireplace system to be safe.
Leaky chimneys mean trouble. Maybe not right away, but eventually small leaks turn into big leaks and can lead to significant and expensive damage. Water inside cracks in the bricks and mortar of a chimney will freeze and expand, causing the materials to break apart. A leaky chimney also can cause damage to adjacent building materials of the home.
Our chimney services technicians will perform a thorough inspection to find what’s causing the leak and repair it quickly.
When the structure of a chimney is significantly compromised, it can completely fall apart, causing serious damage to the house and injury to anyone in the vicinity of the chimney outside. Chimney rebuilding is necessary if a chimney has begun to lean or if a large amount of its masonry is deteriorating. We can rebuild sections of a chimney or the entire chimney, based on its condition.
It’s not uncommon for small cracks to appear in a chimney’s masonry. Age, weather and house-settling can all lead to cracking. If your Lake Shore or Gibson Island, MD, chimney needs masonry work, we can perform tuckpointing to replace missing or damaged sections of brick and mortar. If cracking isn’t extensive, we can apply a seal coating to prevent water from entering the compromised areas.
- Are you in the market for a new fireplace, stove or fireplace insert? Then visit our Pasadena, MD, showroom and see great new models from Hampton and Regency:
- Wood stoves – the new designs and finishes will amaze you
- Freestanding gas heating stoves – the ideal stoves for performance and convenience
- Wood-burning inserts – factory-built fireplace inserts burn cleaner and hotter than traditional masonry fireplaces
- Gas fireplaces – modern gas fireplaces are beautiful and much more efficient than their predecessors
- Wood-burning fireplaces – for some homeowners, nothing but an authentic wood fire in the fireplace will do
- Gas fireplace inserts – ultimate convenience coupled with ambience to enhance any room
When you buy your appliance from Complete Chimneys, our service personnel will install it for you safely and correctly.
If other vent systems in your home need attention, we’re ready to perform air duct cleaning and dryer vent cleaning. This will ensure that the appliances connected to the vents operate at peak efficiency.
You can see a fine selection of top-name fireplaces, stoves and fireplace inserts in our Pasadena showroom. When it’s time for chimney sweep services, chimney inspection or chimney repair work, we’re standing by to help.