Chimney Sweep Services | Chimney Inspection, Chimney Repair & Chimney Masonry
Magic Mountain Chimney Sweeps of Frederick, MD, provides certified chimney sweep, chimney repair, chimney inspection and related services to our customers in Hagerstown, MD, Thurmont, MD, and other local Maryland communities.
In order for chimneys to perform optimally, they need regular inspection and cleaning. Inspection looks for any damage that might exist that needs repair, and cleaning involves using specialized equipment to remove creosote, dust and debris from the flue.
Creosote is the #1 cause of chimney fires, so it’s wise to remove this sticky, flammable substance on an annual basis before it builds up to a dangerous level. Magic Mountain Chimney Sweeps employs technicians who are fully insured and certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) and the National Fireplace Institute (NFI). This means that the person who oversees work on your chimney will ensure that it’s done safely and correctly.
The trouble with chimneys is, a lot of problems can happen within them that the homeowner never sees. Our certified chimney inspectors use video technology and draw on extensive training to locate damage to chimneys & their components and get it repaired quickly.
Chimney inspection services include basic inspection as well as inspections during the sale of a home, when a new appliance is being connected to the chimney and when a chimney fire has happened. Our only goal is to make sure your chimney operates efficiently and safely every time you use it.
When a problem occurs with your chimney or any of its components, call us first for expert chimney repairs in Frederick, MD, and nearby communities in Maryland and West Virginia. Areas we focus on to keep your chimney safe and functional include:
- Damaged chimney liners
- Missing or improperly installed chimney caps
- Cracked chimney crowns
- Rusted/warped chimney chase tops
- Damaged top-sealing dampers
- Damaged or missing flashing
- Brick spalling
- Cracks in mortar joints
- Smoke chamber surface issues
- Damaged throat dampers
As years pass, chimney masonry often falls into disrepair. Bricks become loose, cracks in the bricks and mortar allow water to get into the system and internal masonry damage can set the stage for a house fire. When we perform masonry repair, our first objective is to determine exactly where and why the problem exists. We can then set about making the right repairs.
If sections of bricks are missing, we often can solve the problem with tuckpointing, a process that adds a fresh, strong compound to restore strength to the chimney. For cracking in the masonry, a waterproof sealant can be a good choice to prevent the infiltration of water. Whatever the problem, our certified masonry repair techs will get the job done right the first time.
Chimney Service Professionals You Can Trust
Because of the complexity of chimneys and fireplaces, it’s never a good idea to hire unskilled labor to work on them. While home-heating systems may appear simple, servicing them is not a task for individuals without proper training.
In addition to certifications through the Chimney Safety Institute of America and the National Fireplace Institute, Magic Mountain is a proud member of the National Chimney Sweep Guild and the Northeast Association of Chimney & Hearth Professionals. We stand behind our work, our service and our results 100%.
When it’s time for a professional chimney cleaning, inspection or chimney repair work, put our team of experts to work for you. Call Magic Mountain Chimney Sweeps at (301) 695-6991.