Chimney Sweep & Repair In Lake Shore & Gibson Island MD – We Also Install Fireplaces & Stoves!
Maryland homeowners who live in Lake Shore and on Gibson Island trust Complete Chimneys of Pasadena, MD, to keep their chimneys safe and clean and working right. We provide the very best in chimney sweep and chimney cleaning services along with professional chimney inspection and all manner of chimney repairs.
What Is a Chimney Sweep?
The term refers to an action as well as an individual: a chimney sweep sweeps a chimney. The kind of chimney sweep technician you want working on your Lake Shore or Gibson Island chimney is known as a “certified chimney sweep.”
These individuals have earned the top industry certification from the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) and have demonstrated thorough knowledge and expertise in the areas of chimney cleaning, chimney safety, chimney fires and ventilation systems.
Our sweeps are CSIA-certified to provide you with two primary chimney cleaning services.
Chimney sweeps focus on:
- Removing flammable creosote from your chimney flue
- Removing any debris that might be causing drafting issues.
Complete Chimneys performs a lot of chimney cleaning in Lake Shore, Gibson Island and surrounding communities. We encourage our customers to schedule this work at least once a year as a major step toward chimney safety and reliability.
Creosote is a flammable substance that forms when wood burns in your fireplace. It clings to the walls of your chimney liner and smoke chamber and is the cause of most chimney fires in the Lake Shore/Gibson Island region every year.
Our certified chimney sweeps use a variety of specialized tools and solvents to safely remove creosote from chimney flues, thereby reducing the likelihood of a chimney fire. Creosote removal also lessens that chance that the acids found in it will eat away at internal areas of the chimney.
Another major part of chimney cleaning involves removing leaves, twigs, falling fruit, small-animals nesting material and other debris that may have found its way into your chimney.
This debris can build up to the point that your fireplace can no longer draft efficiently. When this happens, smoke and the carbon monoxide it carries can backflow your home. Invisible and odorless, carbon monoxide is known to be potentially fatal to humans and animals. (You can prevent debris-caused drafting issues with a custom full-width chimney cap.)
It’s common to schedule a chimney inspection at the same time you have your chimney cleaned in order to determine the condition of the system and get necessary repairs underway. Complete Chimneys’ licensed chimney inspectors perform all three CSIA-sanctioned levels of inspection from basic to advanced.
Any damage spotted can be fixed before it turns into a complex and expensive problem. Our chimney repair/rebuilding work includes:
- Chimney crown repair
- Chimney cap/chase top repair
- Chimney liner repair
- Smoke chamber parging
- Brick repair
- Masonry tuckpointing
- Chimney rebuilding
- Fireplace damper repair
- and much more.
When your Gibson Island or Lake Shore, MD, chimney needs attention, we’ll solve any problem.
Complete Chimneys is ready to help with certified chimney sweep, inspection and repair services. Wherever you live in Maryland’s Lake Shore/Gibson Island region, your chimney can be safe and working at peak efficiency all year long. Call us today at (410) 544-7600.