Chimney Sweep in Frederick, MD | Chimney Inspection, Repair, Rebuilding | Fireplace, Stove & Insert Service
Magic Mountain Chimney Sweeps provides expert chimney cleaning, repair and inspection services in Frederick, MD, other Maryland communities including Bartonsville, MD, Braddock, MD, Middletown, MD, Jefferson, MD, and Ballenger Creek, MD.
Certified Chimney Sweep
Chimneys that are cleaned regularly last longer, run better and are much safer than chimneys that go years without professional service. When we clean your chimney, the work is overseen by technicians certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America and the National Fireplace Institute. The chimney in your Frederick home deserves the best, and that’s exactly what we provide.
Here are some benefits of professional chimney cleaning:
- Less chance of a chimney fire
- Helps to prevent corrosive damage to the chimney liner
- Keeps the smoke passage smooth for efficient drafting of smoke and toxins
- Reduces odors that can come from large amounts of creosote and soot
- During cleaning, early damage to the chimney or its components can be spotted and quickly addressed
We offer complete cleaning of chimneys/vent systems used by fireplaces, stoves and fireplace inserts that run on wood or gas.
Ensuring that the chimney in your Frederick home is safe to use starts with regularly scheduled inspections. We offer all three levels of professional chimney inspection.
LEVEL 1: Basic safety inspection covering accessible areas of the chimney and its components
LEVEL 2: Performed during real estate transactions, after a chimney fire and when hooking up a new appliance to an existing chimney
LEVEL 3: This inspection is done when significant damage is known or suspected and may involve removing sections of the chimney or surrounding building materials
Chimney Leak Repair
A chimney leak is a sign that damage has started somewhere in the chimney system. If your chimney is leaking, our certified technicians can find the cause and initiate repairs quickly. Here are some leaky chimney signs to look for:
- Damp walls/ceiling near the chimney
- Water in the firebox
- Efflorescence (white staining) on the exterior masonry
- Rusted damper
- Mold/mildew in the firebox
- Excess moisture on glass fireplace doors
- Strong odors coming from the fireplace
Chimney Repairs – Frederick, MD Area
Timely chimney repairs will keep the structure safe and sound. We perform all repairs related to chimneys, fireplaces and their components including:
- Brick and mortar repair/tuckpointing/waterproofing
- Chimney liner repair/replacement
- Chimney crown sealing/rebuilding
- Chimney chase top repair/installation
- Flashing repair/replacement
- Chimney cap repair/installation
- Smoke chamber parging
- Smoke shelf repair
- Damper repair/replacement
Chimney Masonry Work
With age and years of intense weather, chimney masonry may need some attention. Our certified chimney masons can replace sections of missing brick and mortar with a strong compound to add years of life to your chimney. If minor cracking in the masonry has begun, we can use a waterproof sealant to prevent water from getting through the cracks and causing serious damage. We perform all types and levels of chimney masonry work in Frederick, MD, and surrounding areas.
If your chimney has suffered serious damage and is leaning to one side or missing large sections of bricks, chimney rebuilding is in order. After a thorough inspection to assess the damage, we can perform partial or complete chimney rebuilding to extend the life of your chimney and restore a safe environment for you and your family.
Fireplace Remodeling: Surround, Mantel, Hearth
Add some elegance to your hearth area with a handsome new fireplace surround made of brick, stone or tile. Or how about a fancy mantel on which to place photographs, artwork, flowers, antiques or other items to accent the beauty of your room? Complete your fireplace-area remodel with a classy raised hearth. Magic Mountain is ready to help with any type of hearth customization your desire.
Our certified installers will then install your new appliance in strict accord with manufacturer specs and in compliance with local safety and building codes. When we install a fireplace, insert or heating stove, it gets done right the first time and will bring you many years of comfort and enjoyment.
Why You Need Chimney Inspection & Repairs
Almost all of us have a chimney at our home and obviously, we do care for them and keep them well-maintained. However, anything can happen at any moment or any day so it’s better to stay alert during the chimney inspection and repair process.
Still, processing why you need to inspect the chimney?
Well, a professional chimney inspection can help you scan your system for creosote buildup, flue blockages, leaks, damages, cracks, and other issues. If not inspected timely, these issues can cause expensive problems and increase the risk of damage, fire, and carbon poisoning. So, gear up to get your chimney inspected once a year.
Learn more about our professional services by calling (301) 695-6991. Or visit our showroom at 565A East Church St. in Frederick, MD.