There’s nothing greater than an evening spent in front of the fireplace as storms pass through. And it’s nights like that which make it worthwhile to take care of your home’s hearth. For the mos…Read More
All Chimney Services
Chimney Care Plus offers a full portfolio of chimney and venting system services. Be it wood stoves, fireplaces, chimneys, or dryer vents, we understand the intricacies of the venting systems in your home. We serve Frederick, Mt. Airy, Hagerstown, Myersville, and surrounding areas. We are equipped to address all of your chimney maintenance and safety needs.
*The National Fire Protection Association recommends that homeowners have their chimney inspected at least once a year.*
Our CSIA Certified Chimney Sweeps use state-of-the-art equipment to inspect and sweep both first- and second-story chimneys. We are able to service any chimney configuration, including oil, wood, and gas-burning applications. While sweeping your system, we ensure that it’s in working order. We look for any problems that can impede peak performance and recommend corrections for your system. We also pressure wash chimney exteriors. Learn more about our chimney inspection and cleaning services.
Dryer Vent Inspections & Cleaning
In addition to servicing chimneys, we inspect and clean dryer vents in one- and two-story homes.
A thorough sweep by one of our dryer exhaust technicians includes inspection for issues that might interfere with optimal operation. Highly effective diagnostic
tools allow us to detect and resolve issues before they become more serious problems.
We offer a full range of repairs to chimney systems, big and small, from repairing leaky flashing to tuckpointing and masonry repair to relining the flue and chimney rebuilding. Learn more about our chimney waterproofing, repair, and restoration services.
Improperly built crowns are a common problem. If yours is cracked or poorly constructed — allowing water penetration or posing a fire hazard — we may build a concrete one that’s guaranteed not to crack. In most cases we will simply seal the crown with the best material available, unless the damage is too severe.
The best way to prevent rain, snow, animals, leaves, debris, and moisture from entering your chimney is to install a chimney cap. Our high-quality stainless steel chimney caps carry a lifetime warranty. Learn more about our chimney cap and cover services.
Leaky or damaged chase tops, particularly those made of masonry, are potential hazards for prefabricated metal fireplaces. We help eliminate problems before they start by replacing crumbling masonry and rusty metal chase tops. We may be able to sand, paint, and seal chase tops to extend life and appearance, this will also help keep costs down.
We use “Flash Seal” which is a long-lasting repair system designed to stop leaks. We use Flash Seal on leaks specifically originating at faulty or deteriorated flashings around chimneys, stacks, and vents.
Using a drill, rods, and chains (a special rotary cleaning device) we can remove heavy deposits of creosote from the inner walls of the flue where standard metal wire brushes cannot. The Roto-Cleaning method is more expensive and only recommended if standard cleaning methods fail. The client will be informed if such methods are needed, as Roto-Cleaning is time consuming. Roto-Cleaning is generally the best solution for conditions of poor burning habits or a neglected flue.
Should your chimney require a new liner, our chimney care professionals install high quality stainless steel liners and related components to accommodate wood burning, oil, and gas appliances or fireplaces. All of our liners carry a Lifetime Warranty and are transferable to the next homeowner, provided you have your new liner inspected once a year and have a certified chimney technician sign the warranty form provided.
Improve your fireplace with a state-of-the-art, easy to use damper. Installing a damper can save you hundreds in energy costs. Plus, your fireplace is less likely to endure damage from the elements. Learn more about our Lock-Top Fireplace Damper installation services.