Chimney Repair & Fireplace Installations In Hampstead MD
Magic Mountain Chimney Sweeps is your source for all your home heating appliance sales and service, including chimney inspections, chimney cleaning, and chimney repairs in Hampstead, MD. We also serve homeowners in Westminster, Manchester, Owings Mills, Cockeysvillle, Woodbridge, and other nearby towns.
Whether you’re looking for a new gas or wood-burning fireplace, heating stove, or fireplace insert, take a short drive to our showroom at 210 Pennsylvania Avenue in the charming town of Westminster, just west of Hampstead. Our friendly home heating experts will help you find everything you need to keep your home warm and cozy. Take your time to browse the many different fireplaces, stoves, and inserts displayed with an exciting array of styles and features. We’re members of the National Fireplace Institute, and our experts are on-hand to answer any questions you may have to help you decide which heating option is best for your home.
After selecting your new heating appliance, we’ll arrange for delivery, and our certified specialists will install it in your home. Our professional installers adhere to strict safety guidelines, manufacturer specifications, and local building codes. We know that you will enjoy your new home heating solution for many years to come.
National fire safety experts recommend homeowners in Hampstead and nearby communities have their chimneys, heating appliances, and vents cleaned at least once yearly by a Certified Chimney Sweep®. When creosote is not regularly removed, the tarry and flammable substance continue to accumulate, increasing the risk of fire. A hot ember or high temperature in the flue can ignite a fire in the chimney that can spread throughout your home.
Our chimney sweeps are certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) and follow industry-standard guidelines per the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Our trained and certified technicians arrive in a marked company vehicle and carry the latest professional tools, supplies, and equipment to clean the chimney, including removing any flue obstructions thoroughly.
The NFPA recommends homeowners in Hampstead, MD, and surrounding areas have annual chimney inspections. A chimney inspection is vital to ensuring a safe and efficient chimney system. Our certified technicians are trained to perform all three levels of chimney inspections in Hampstead and throughout Maryland.
Level 1: This is the basic visual inspection that is recommended annually for most homeowners.
Level 2: Also known as a real estate chimney inspection, a level 2 inspection is required before the sale or transfer of real property. It is also required whenever there have been any modifications to the chimney, vents, connected heating appliances, or a chimney fire.
Level 3: This in-depth examination is necessary when a potentially serious issue is discovered during a level 1 or level 2 inspection that requires the technician to gain entry to an inaccessible portion of the chimney system.
The chimney's age, weather, and insufficient cleaning can accelerate its normal wear and tear, causing a water leak to occur. A leaky chimney requires immediate repair to prevent further damage to the masonry and internal components. If you notice any of the following signs of a chimney leak, it is imperative to schedule chimney leak repair as soon as possible:
- Water is in the firebox.
- White stains (efflorescence) on the bricks
- Cracks in the chimney crown
- Mold around the chimney or fireplace
- Condensation on the interior chimney walls, liner, or fireplace doors
- Foul odors in the fireplace
Chimney repairs don’t get better with age, so let the certified technicians at Magic Mountain Chimney Sweeps promptly repair your chimney. We’re fast, efficient, and it will prolong the chimney’s useful life. Some of the common chimney repairs we perform include:
- Tuckpointing/Masonry Repair
- Chimney Relining
- Chimney Crown Repair
- Chimney Cap Repair/Replacement
- Flashing Repair/Replacement
- Damper Repair/Replacement
All chimney repairs and replacements are performed to the highest quality standards by certified technicians, ensuring that your chimney and attached heating appliances will continue to operate safely and efficiently.
Storm damage, lack of maintenance, and even age can cause serious structural issues, such as chimney leaning, severe masonry damage, and fire or water damage, for example, that will require a partial or complete chimney rebuild. A chimney with extensive damage is at risk of a total structural collapse resulting in extensive property damage.
Our masonry experts are among the industry's best and perform partial and complete chimney rebuilding per industry standards and local building codes. We use top-grade materials, and you can count on our quality workmanship to build a stunning chimney that will perform for decades.