At Fireside Stone and Patio we are more than just your Fireplace sales and installation experts, we also provide expert high quality and affordable chimney repair and maintenance services. No one better understands the required upkeep and repair of your chimney than Fireside Stone. As a full service fireplace expert we are with you every step of the way through the life of your fireplace or wood stove, from purchase to installation, maintenance, and repairs.
Our experienced team of Chimney Servicemen and women are at your disposal and prepared to tackle any issue. Even if you didn’t have us install your fireplace, we can still help service and repair your chimney. We are honest, dependable and on standby to tackle any chimney issue you might have. Our chimney service areas include: Howard County areas, Ellicott City, Columbia, Clarksville, Baltimore County areas, Cockeysville, Towson, Timonium, Dundalk, White Marsh, and Carroll County areas, Westminster, Eldersburg, Manchester, and more.
Whether you are buying or selling a house, or want a yearly inspection as part of your homes regular maintenance, you can count on Fireside to provide you with a comprehensive full point inspection. Our CSAI Licensed Inspectors are thorough and trained to identify and report back any and all safety concerns. Our staff is fully trained to address the 3 NFPA level inspection standards and will take time to educate and inform you on all aspects of your chimney inspection.
Chimney Inspections will include:
After your inspection, our team will take the time to discuss with you any problems and how and when to address them. Along with this education and piece of mind is a well documented inspection certificate and paperwork that you can use to sell your home, in the purchase of a new home, or for your homes records.
Cleaning your chimney is an important part of maintenance to extend the life of your chimney, and prevent fires and damage to the home. We are passionate about chimney cleanliness adnd work tirelessly to keep Maryland’s chimney clean and safe.
Our Chimney Sweeps are full service and address all the cleaning needs of every type of chimney and flue, including open style fireplaces, oil, gas, and wood fueled heating systems.
Your Full Service Chimney Cleaning Will Include:
Your chimney liner plays a major role in the safety of your chimney, it protects the house from heat transfer which is a key to preventing house fires and carbon monoxide from entering the home. It also protects the masonry of your chimney from damage and ensures that you are heating your home efficiently. Because your lining is such an integral part of your heating system we take extra care to address it during inspections and cleanings.
Is your chimney cracked or crumbing? If that answer is yes, then it may be time to reline. And when the time comes, you can count on us to professionally reline your chimney with high quality lining, expert rebuilding, and repointing services. We are certified and licensed to take on the task of repairing and replacing your chimney lining, and stand behind our craftsmanship.
While we love the look and feel that a masonry chimney gives to a home, this classic style chimney also require repairs over time. From cracks in the crown and mortar to crumbing bricks, our skilled team can quickly have your chimney looking brand new, safe and structurally sound.
Our Masonry Services Include:
Maryland receives a significant amount of rainfall each year. That rain will, over time, enter the porous parts of your chimney’s masonry works and can cause damage to the interior and exterior chimney. It is important in an area that receives so much rainfall to consider protecting your chimney with waterproofing.
Signs You May Need to Waterproof Your Chimney:
The only way to prevent water damage to your chimney and protect it is to waterproof it. Waterproofing requires our team to either spray or brush on material to your chimney which prevents water from penetrating the masonry of your bricks or stone.
If you are noticing signs of water damage or want to waterproof as a preventative measure to extend the life of your chimney, you can count on Fireside to expertly seal your chimney and give you piece of mind when it rains.
While professionally done mortar joints can last for 25 years or more, weather and other factors can often play a role in when repointing will be needed. Repointing is the process of replacing the external pieces of the mortar and joints between the bricks of a chimney. Most often, repointing is a result of weather damage or old age.
Repointing a chimney requires expert masonry skills and we employ only the most experienced master masons in the Maryland area. Repointing is challenging and you must be able to adapt to each repointing project and meet the immediate needs that the bricks and mortar require. Our professionals will remove mortar and joints, correct mortar, repair damage, and use a waterproof seal to protect your chimney’s future.
The smoke chamber is one of the most neglected parts of your chimney and often goes unnoticed by homeowners who simply don’t know that they are there. The smoke chamber is one of the hardest areas of a chimney to get to and it is also the hottest area of the chimney and where most chimney fires begin.
Our servicemen and women know how to access the smoke chamber and what to look for in cleaning and repair to keep your chimney and your home safe. Only a professional will be able to tell if your smoke chamber is in need of cleaning, repair, or replacement. If you are concerned about your smoke chamber, consider a chimney inspection for your home in the spring or fall. Evaluating your smoke chamber is a key part of our inspection process.
Chimney caps, otherwise known as rain caps or rain covers, are the most inexpensive chimney preventative you can invest in. We highly recommend that all chimney be fitted with a chimney cap to prevent water from penetrating and damaging the chimney. In addition to protecting your chimney from water, a chimney cap will also prevent birds and small animals from entering or nesting in your chimney and can prevent sparks from exiting the top of your chimney and causing damage to nearby trees and our roof.
Fireside can install, repair, or replace you chimney’s cap as part of our routine maintenance or if we notice damage during an inspection. Having a functional chimney cap will make your home safe and will give you the piece of mind you deserve.
"Fireside recommended the perfect wood stove for our living room, and completed the installation in one day. They were very professional and careful to make certain that the job was done right, the first time."
Howard County Fireplace Sales and Service : Clarksville (21029), Columbia (21044), Cooksville (21723), Dorsey (21075), Elkridge (21075), Ellicott City (21043), Fulton (20759), Glenelg (21737), Glenwood (21738), Granite (21163), Hanover (21076), Highland (20777), Jessup (20794), Lisbon (21765), Marriottsville (21104), North Laurel (20723), West Friendship (21794), Woodbine (21797), Woodstock (21163), and more.
Baltimore County Fireplace Sales and Service : Arbutus (21227), Catonsville (21228, 21250), Cockeysville (21030, 21031, 21065), Dundalk (21222), Edgemere (21219), Essex (21221), Garrison (21055), Lansdowne (21227), Lochearn (21207), Lutherville (21093), Middle River (21220), Milford Mill (21244), Overlea (21236), Owings Mills (21117), Parkville (21234), Park Heights (21215), Pikesville (21208), Randallstown (21133), Reisterstown (21136), Rosedale (21237), Timonium (21093), Towson (21204), White Marsh (21162), Woodlawn (21207), and more.
Carroll County Fireplace Sales and Service : Eldersburg (21784), Finksburg (21048), Hampstead (21074), Manchester (21102), Marriottsville (21104), Taneytown (21787), Union Bridge (21791), Westminster (21157, 21158), Mount Airy (21771), New Windsor (21776), Sykesville (21784), Woodbine (21797), Taneytown (21787), and more.