Welcome To Ellicott Chimney

Welcome to Ellicott Chimney Cleaning! Safe and functional chimneys are our business.

Our passion is to provide excellent customer satisfaction.

We have several years of experience providing prompt, reliable chimney cleaning, inspections, and repair services to homeowners throughout Ellicott City, Maryland, Benson, Maryland, Woodstock, Maryland, Columbia, Maryland, West Friendship, Maryland, and surrounding cities.

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    Our Range of Services

    Chimney Cleaning

    Fire is never completely safe. However, the professionals from Ellicott Chimney Cleaning will help you enjoy the crackle and warmth of firewood burning in the fireplace as safely as possible through our chimney cleaning services.

    Chimney Inspection

    When you call Ellicott Chimney Cleaning, we will send a certified technician to your home to inspect the interior and exterior of the chimney and fireplace. The result of our inspection will let you know if the firebox, smoke chamber, flue pipes, and caps are in good working condition.

    Chimney Repair

    Chimney cleaning and inspection are only a part of the maintenance necessary to keep your chimney functioning and working properly. Ellicott Chimney Cleaning provides high-quality chimney repairs to fix the structure and design of your chimney.

    Chimney Caps

    When you need a chimney cap for your furnace and chimney, choose Ellicott Chimney Cleaning. Our experienced technicians are knowledgeable about chimneys and how to properly work on them.

    Chimney Build

    A chimney is an integral feature of most houses. That’s why you should only trust professionals to handle your chimney construction. The certified technicians at Ellicott Chimney Cleaning have the knowledge and experience to provide the best chimney system for your needs.

    Frequently Asked Questions.

    Chimney cleaning is a crucial part of chimney maintenance. This ensures the integrity of your chimney and the safety of your home. 

    At Ellicott Chimney Cleaning, we have compiled a list of some of the most frequently asked questions of our customers, as well as the answer to those questions.

    This is the most frequently asked question we answer a lot. According to the National Fire Protection Association, you need to have your chimney serviced and inspected annually. Even if you do not use your chimney frequently, you need to schedule an inspection at least once a year.

    This is a national standard to keep your chimney in good working order and to keep your home safe. However, if you are experiencing problems with your fireplace or chimney, schedule a chimney inspection right away.

    Creosote is a highly flammable, tar-like deposit that sticks to the side of your chimney flue. Creosote forms when combustible gases from your wood-burning fireplace travel up the flue and cool down. When creosote continues to build up without regular chimney sweeps and inspection, it could ignite and cause a dangerous chimney fire.

    Creosote, which is a product of combustion in your fireplace, accumulates on the walls of your chimney. This buildup is extremely flammable and when the soot buildup reaches ¼” thick anywhere in the system, there is an increased risk of a serious chimney fire.

    Fall Cleaning

    If you haven’t had your chimney serviced in a while, or if you burned more than a cord of wood last year, it’s best to have your chimney cleaned before the fall season. Flammable creosote could have built up last year, and having it removed now will prevent a possible chimney fire.

    Spring Cleaning

    If you suffer from allergies, spring may be the best time for cleaning. Modern home construction makes homes airtight. However, when you run your clothes dryer or exhaust fan, massive volumes of indoor air are exhausted that should be replaced.

    In several homes, that incoming air is often drawn through the chimney, bringing with it fine soot and even creosote fumes. When your chimney is cleaned after the burning season, you could spare your family from increased indoor air pollution or allergies during the AC season.

    Not all woods are alike. You can reduce the buildup of dangerous creosote in your chimney by burning only quality, seasoned hardwood firewood.

    An annual inspection is required by the National Fire Protection Association. It is a complete evaluation of the interior and exterior parts of your chimney. From top to bottom, your chimney will be visually examined.

    Any deterioration to mortar joints and your flue will be noted. The chimney crown is checked for any cracks. The firebox area, including the damper and smoke chamber, is also examined. NFPA codes need inspections when replacing heating appliances or at the time property is transferred. 

    Insurance companies may require inspections for lightning or fire claims as well. Level II and III inspections involve a more thorough examination and will be priced appropriately.

    Yes. All chimneys should be capped according to the NFPA code. Often, we see only fireplace chimneys with caps. Chimney caps work even when your fireplace isn’t working. 

    They prevent the elements and animals from getting inside your chimney. Most homeowners worry about chimney fires and the damages they cause. However, water and moisture damages are far more common.

    A flue is a passageway inside the chimney that allows gases to pass from the home to the outside atmosphere. You may have one chimney with several flues. Your furnace and fireplace cannot share the same flue. Codes require flues to be properly lined with approved materials.

    Chimney sweeping can be extremely messy. If not careful, it can even damage your surrounding furniture and flooring. That’s why you need to call professionals to do the job to ensure that cleaning is done properly and will not cause any damage to your furnishings.

    Have about 8 feet of the area in front of your chimney cleaned. Make sure your pets are secured in a safe place. The technician will have to go in and out of your house. Make sure to clear the area at the base of the chimney where the chamber is located so our technician can clean it very well.

    Customer Reviews

    Read on why homeowners in Ellicott, Maryland love the services of Ellicott Chimney Cleaning!

    “Ellicott Chimney Cleaning did a great job in cleaning our chimney. The team showed up on time, did a full inspection, and cleaned our chimney thoroughly. We will definitely call them again for our next cleaning schedule!”
    “The team from Ellicott Chimney Cleaning checked out my fireplace and chimney and installed a chimney cap. Great service at the best price available. Very professional and easy to work with. Highly recommended company!”
    “Their technicians are very knowledgeable, honest, and professional. They were very responsive to all my inquiries. Also, their customer service is great! We will definitely use Ellicott Chimney Cleaning again!”

    Our Promise

    Ellicott Chimney Cleaning provides the best chimney-related services to keep your fireplace and chimney in good working condition. We uphold traditional values and ethics while embracing 21st techniques and equipment.

    Our top-notch customer service is second to none. Safety and customer satisfaction are our main objectives in this business. We offer a no mess guarantee and we are more than happy to offer free estimates in all our services. 

    Ellicott Chimney Cleaning stays up to date with the fire codes and regulations throughout Ellicott City, Maryland, and the areas we serve. Our technicians are fully licensed and insured to provide you with high-quality chimney services.