Are you looking for a reputable chimney company to help with your furnace, wood stove, and fireplace chimney needs here in Arlington, VA? If so, you’re in luck! Winston’s Chimney Service has been serving the residents of Arlington for over four decades. We are your one-stop shop for all things chimney and home heating appliance related. Maybe you’re new to the area, or maybe you just learned that you need to have a chimney and fireplace cleaned and inspected… Either way, Winston’s has you covered.
Why Should You Choose Winston’s Chimney Service?
When you choose Winston’s, you can be confident that you’re choosing the best of the best. We have been in business since 1978 and we’re proud to say our reputation with the residents of Arlington and the surrounding areas speaks for itself. We pride ourselves on providing quality chimney care and we back our work with a Service Excellence Guarantee.
We know that letting people in your home to work is personal and you want to choose a company that you can trust. That’s why all of our technicians are the highest trained, certified, and experienced techs in the Washington DC Metro Area. Our techs are also enrolled in the first nationally-accredited Chimney Repairer Apprenticeship Program. Additionally, Every one of our chimney techs holds the following certifications:
What Services Does Winston’s Offer?
Winston’s Chimney Service is a full service chimney company which means we service the chimney and vents for furnaces, wood stoves, gas inserts, and fireplaces. Whether you are needing to schedule your annual inspection and sweeping, needing to have repairs done, or are looking to upgrade your existing fireplace, we have you covered.
We also install tankless water heaters and gas lines, which are great ways to upgrade your home and save on energy costs. Maybe you’re unsure of what you need, and that’s okay too! Our friendly staff is happy to help you figure that out. We can schedule an inspection and go from there.
Do I Really Need to Have My Chimney Cleaned?
We get this question a lot. Many homeowners are surprised to learn that their chimney needs to be maintained each year. That maintenance needs to include cleaning and an inspection. You might hear chimney cleaning called “chimney sweeping,” which is where the term chimney sweep comes from. We like the term chimney technicians when referring to our staff and we also refer to the job as “sweeping” to cut down on confusion.
The whole purpose of your home’s chimney is to help keep you, your family, and your home safer while you enjoy your home heating appliances during our chilly winters here in Arlington. Whether you have a traditional fireplace, wood stove, or some other type of insert, when you use it, things like soot and creosote are produced and they can build up inside your chimney.
The problem with this buildup is that it’s extremely combustible. Creosote is to blame for most chimney fires, and trust us when we say you don’t want to experience one of those. Having your chimney swept and inspected each year is the best way to prevent a chimney fire, and it also allows our techs to remove any other blockages – and to spot any potential issues so we can address them before they turn into bigger ones.
Can You Clean Your Own Chimney?
We also get this question a lot and typically get calls after someone has attempted to do this themselves. …and then realizes they’re in way over their heads.
When it comes to cleaning your chimney, this is a job best left to our professional technicians. Not only do they have the knowledge and experience, they have all the special tools needed to truly get this done the right way. We once had a customer call us to save him when he attempted to use his wife’s brand new Dyson vacuum to clean his chimney. We sent one of our techs to finish the job correctly while the customer went to buy a new vacuum. In the end it all worked out, but trust us when we say that calling us the first time is your best bet.
Give Winston’s a Call
Now that you know you need to have your chimney cleaned and inspected each year, it’s time to pick up the phone and give Winston’s Chimney Service a call at 703-379-5006. Our friendly staff is here to get homeowners in Northern VA and Maryland on the schedule, and answer any questions you have about your home’s chimney or fireplace.