Chimney Sweep in Emmitsburg, MD | Chimney Repairs, Inspections, Rebuilding Services | Gas & Wood Fireplaces, Stoves & Inserts
Magic Mountain Chimney Sweeps of Frederick, MD, offers chimney cleaning and maintenance services as well as fireplace sales and installation in Emmitsburg, MD, and other Maryland cities and towns including Thurmont, MD, Liberty Township, MD, Cumberland Township, MD, Littlestown, MD, and Taneytown, MD.
Chimney Sweep/Chimney Cleaning
The safest chimney is a clean chimney. The buildup of flammable creosote can lead to a dangerous chimney fire, and obstructions such as leaves, twigs, animal nests and dead small animals can obstruct drafting and send smoke and carbon monoxide into your home. All this needs to be cleaned out.
Our chimney sweep services are overseen by technicians certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) and the National Fireplace Institute (NFI). We care about your safety and will always go that extra mile to ensure that the chimney in your Emmitsburg home is safe to use and safe to live around.
We perform all three levels of CSIA-sanctioned chimney inspections.
Level 1: Basic inspection covering the chimney structure and components
Level 2: Needed when hooking up a new appliance to the chimney, after a chimney fire and during a real estate transaction
Level 3: Performed when there is significant damage to the chimney
Chimney Leak Repair
A leaky chimney, if ignored, will eventually cause water damage throughout the chimney system and adjacent areas of the home. Chimney leak repair will save you the cost and hassle of extensive water damage down the line. Call us if you notice any of these leaky chimney signs:
- Water in the firebox
- Odd smells coming from the fireplace
- Condensation on glass fireplace doors
- Damp ceilings or walls near the fireplace/chimney
- Damper that squeaks and won’t fully open and close
- Mold inside the firebox
- White stains on the exterior of the chimney
Regular chimney repair services are an important part of extending the life of your chimney. When detected early, small problems can be remedied in order to avoid extensive repair projects in the future. Magic Mountain certified chimney specialists perform all manner of chimney repair to keep your chimney running safely and at peak efficiency. Our work includes:
- Chimney brick repair/tuckpointing
- Replacement or repair of chimney caps and chase tops
- Chimney crown repair, sealing, rebuilding
- Chimney liner repair and installation
- Flashing repair and replacement
- Smoke chamber parging
- Smoke shelve repair and maintenance
Chimney Masonry – Tuckpointing/Seal-Coating
When chimney bricks are becoming loose or when cracks begin appearing, chimney masonry work is needed. Our skilled masons will determine the cause of the problem and initiate repairs quickly.
For areas of missing bricks and mortar, a process called tuckpointing can extend the life of your chimney by filling in open areas with a strong, long-lasting compound. For minor or moderate cracking, a waterproof coating can give you years of effective moisture blocking to prevent water damage. Whatever the level and scope of chimney masonry work you need, our team is more than equipped to get the job done right.
Chimney Rebuilding in Emmitsburg, MD
After many years on the job, chimneys often fall into a dangerous state. They may be leaning to one side, or bricks may be dropping from them seemingly by the day. Chimneys with this kind of damage are not safe to use or live around.
If your chimney is suffering severe damage from old age or from a weather event such as a lightning strike, violent hail or gale-force winds, we can partially or completely rebuild it. Chimney rebuilding will restore safety to your chimney and give you many years of safe operation.
Fireplace Remodeling: Mantels, Fireplace Surrounds & Raised Hearths
Could your hearth area do with some sprucing up? We can help with fireplace remodeling services such as:
- Building an elegant raised hearth
- Installing a mantel above your fireplace to give it a “finished” appearance
- Adding a handsome new fireplace surround made of brick, tile or stone
We will customize your hearth area in these and any other ways you choose.
Fireplace, Stove & Insert Sales & Installation
When it’s time to bring a new heating appliance home, shoppers in Emmitsburg, MD, and surrounding areas visit our hearth showroom first. Here you’ll see a selection of wood-burning and gas-fueled zero-clearance fireplaces, heating stoves and fireplace inserts that are strong, efficient and beautiful.
When you’ve selected the perfect model to meet your heating and decorative requirements, our experts will install your new appliance in accord with manufacturer guidelines and in compliance with safety and building codes in your area.
We invite you to visit our showroom at 210 Pennsylvania Ave. in Westminster, MD If you have questions about fireplace and chimney services, please give us a call at (301) 695-6991. We’re here to serve.