Bethesda chimney repair

Firebox Repair in Maryland, DC, and Virginia

At Capitol Chimney Service, we specialize in repairing fireboxes in the Maryland, Washington, DC and Virginia area. As a member of the esteemed National Chimney Sweep Guild, we are a family owned chimney company and we take pride in our work. Give yourself peace of mind by hiring a licensed and insured professional chimney company. We do it right the first time! Contact us today to learn more.

What Is a Firebox?

A firebox is where all the action happens in a fireplace. It’s where your fire burns, and as a result, it takes quite a lot of heat. Fireboxes are constructed using high-heat firebricks and mortar that is built to withstand high temperatures. But no firebox can last forever!

Does My Firebox Need Repair?

Not only will fireboxes degrade over time due to wear and tear, but problems farther up in the chimney can accelerate this damage. Capitol Chimney Service provides an inexpensive inspection that will allow us to diagnose many problems with your chimney, including firebox damage. We use cameras to inspect and photograph the firebox for higher-quality inspection and repair.

If you have extensive damage, we also offer firebox rebuilds. At Capitol Chimney Service, we offer 10 year warranties on our firebox rebuilds and five year warranties on our firebox repairs.

Proper Firebox Maintenance

One way to prevent firebox damage and avoid expensive chimney repair is to have a fireplace insert installed in your existing masonry fireplace. There are many benefits to installing a fireplace insert. First, since they are typically made from cast iron or steal, you don’t have to worry about firebox masonry damage.

Next, fireplace inserts must be EPA certified—making them clean burning and highly efficient. If your current fireplace has an open combustion design, switching to an insulated, closed-door design with a fireplace insert can help you lower your energy costs.  Some people also find the look of the closed-door design to be more attractive.

Firebox Cleaning and Sweeping

Like any other part of your fireplace, it’s important to keep your fireplace firebox clean. Ideally, you should call for an inspection and chimney cleaning before you plan to use your fireplace and chimney during the colder seasons—usually during the summer or early fall. If you need fireplace or chimney cleaning in Maryland, Washington, D.C., or Virginia, call Capitol Chimney Service today.

Schedule Firebox Repair

If you’re looking for firebox repair in the Maryland, Washington, DC or Virginia area, call Capitol Chimney Service. You can feel confident that we have the knowledge and experience to resolve the toughest problems and that we understand the basic fundamentals of chimney construction and design. Our primary objective is to make your chimney cleaner, safer, and more energy-efficient.

At Capitol Chimney Service, we provide professional chimney firebox repair in the Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Virginia areas. Contact us today.