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ChimneyTek has serviced thousands of homes in Maryland over the last 29+ years, and has been committed to keeping homes and families warmer and safer since our inception in 1994. We are a family-owned and -operated, licensed, and insured, full-service chimney and venting care company located in Pasadena, Maryland. Our foundation is built on Christian values, and we emphasize Safety, Integrity, Excellence and Superior Service while providing permanent solutions.

ChimneyTek follows the minimum standards of care for the industry as set forth by the National Fire Protection Association 211 book. Our inspection findings and repair recommendations are based on the NFPA 211 and manufacturer installation instructions.  All our lead technicians are Chimney Safety Institute of America certified. We invest the time, money and training to lead the state in the number of certified technicians on staff. Through our experience, training, attention to detail, and adherence to codes and standards meant to protect homeowners, ChimneyTek provides homeowners with a peace of mind.

Following are a few other points of pride for ChimneyTek:

  • Angie’s List Super Service Award Winner 2012 – 2022, 7 years straight, a prestigious award only awarded to the TOP 5% of contractors nationwide.
  • Member of the National Chimney Sweep Guild.
  • Professional Installation by Trained, Certified & Experienced Chimney
    Professionals and Masons.
  • 5-year labor warranty vs. 1-year Maryland requirement.
  • 100% Customer Satisfaction Guarantee

We are committed to providing you with the highest level of customer satisfaction possible. 

Frequently Asked Questions

This question doesn’t have a specific answer, as cleaning frequency will differ depending on the amount of use and if any animals have built nests inside. The best way to go about this is to have your chimney and fireplace inspected yearly. A qualified chimney expert will be able to assess the cleanliness at this time and determine if sweeping is necessary. The Chimney Safety Institute of America suggests that masonry fireplaces be swept when there is 1/8” of sooty buildup, and even sooner if there is glaze present.

The National Fire Protection Association recommends that chimneys, fireplaces, and vents be inspected at least once a year to ensure structural soundness and evaluate cleanliness.

The bad odor from your fireplace is likely caused by creosote deposits in the chimney, which is a natural occurrence with wood burning systems. Often, the odor becomes worse in the summer time when humidity is higher, and your A/C is running. A thorough chimney sweeping in Baltimore, MD by a professional can help with the smell, but it won’t completely eliminate it. After sweeping try using a commercial chimney deodorant or even a home remedy of baking soda or kitty litter.

Though many people assume it’s best to have their chimney cleaned in the fall, right before the first use, this is actually incorrect. In Baltimore, the spring is often the best time to have your chimney cleaned as it is a less busy time for contractors, so you won’t be put on a long waiting list. Your chimney will stay clean through the summer until you use it for the first time as the weather cools. This also allows plenty of time for any necessary chimney repairs the chimney sweep may identify during cleaning.

Most chimney leaks in Baltimore, MD are caused by cracks in the concrete crowns. These cracks are common with aging chimneys. In order to stop the chimney from leaking, you’ll need an experienced team, like the one at ChimneyTek, to complete masonry repair to fix the cracked crown and reinforce it with new concrete and rebar.

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