When Reston Needs Chimney & Venting Care, Winston’s Is the Company To Call
Natural beauty is an undeniable part of Reston, from its four popular lakes to the many leafy, tree-lined streets. And all of this natural decor is a big part of why Reston residents love their homes – and why we, here at Winston’s, love them too.
Our company has been servicing chimneys and fireplaces in Northern Virginia, Maryland, and DC for decades, and if you’re a Reston homeowner who needs chimney or venting services of any kind – from regular maintenance to repairs – we hope you’ll turn to us. Call or book with us online today.
Reston’s Natural Beauty Brings a Little Extra Work
We love all the heavily treed streets we see in and around Reston. Reston, after all, was designated as a Tree City by the National Arbor Day Foundation – a definite point of pride. But all that natural beauty does have some effects on chimneys and chimney owners. What issues can they bring?
When leaves fall off of overhanging branches in the fall, this can clog up your flue and create problems with airflow.
Heavily wooded areas make it more likely for flying debris from the surrounding areas to work its way into your flue.
More animals and pests will be lurking around – and they might want to gain easy access to your warm and sturdy flue.
So, how can you combat all of this? First and foremost, be sure you have a well-built and properly fitted chimney cap on the top of your chimney. Second, trim down surrounding trees, so they’re not hanging over your roof. (As a bonus, your gutters won’t get clogged as quickly too.)
Finally, call us in for regular inspections, so we can look things over and make sure everything is in good shape. Getting a professional’s eye on the situation is the best way to ensure any small issues are spotted and addressed early – and your techs can suggest any necessary preventive measures too.
One more piece of advice? Be mindful when purchasing firewood. We know it’s easy to come by this fuel in this part of the state, but that doesn’t mean it’s all suitable to burn in your fireplace. All wood used should be properly seasoned, meaning it has been dried out for at least six months. This will ensure your fires don’t waste energy burning through all that water, creating smoke, acidic water vapors, and buildup in the process.
Why Should Winston’s Be Your Go-To Chimney Crew?
When it comes to caring for your home and keeping your family safer, maintaining your chimney and venting systems with regular inspections, sweepings, and repairs is one of the best things you can do. Our goal as a company is to keep the neighborhoods we serve as beautiful and protected as possible.
But why should you trust the Winston’s team to perform your chimney and fireplace services?
Whatever the condition of your chimney and fireplace or the service you’re after, our team can take care of it for you. We’re experienced, extensively trained, and professionally certified, so there’s no issue we aren’t equipped to resolve. Whether your chimney or fireplace is old or new, we can provide the services you need to maximize the safety, efficiency, and enjoyment of it.
We Prioritize Quality Customer Service
Our technicians are focused on always providing the kind of excellent service that’s earned us a high reputation for quality care in the area. It’s probably why the country’s highest elected officials trust us for their chimney care too.
When we come into your home, we’re fully open to answering your questions and providing you with the best info possible. And we promise mess-free service, using booties, tarps, and high-powered vacuums to keep your space clean and tidy. If you have any doubts, just look at our reviews – they speak for themselves!
We’re Trained & Certified
Our technicians are qualified and trained to the highest levels to ensure that our customers receive expert advice and expert service, whether we’re performing an annual inspection or troubleshooting a problem. We have memberships, associations, and certifications with the following organizations:
- Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA)
- Fireplace Investigation, Research & Education Service (F.I.R.E.)
- National Chimney Sweep Guild (NCSG)
- National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
- International Code Council (ICC)
- Mid-Atlantic Chimney Association
We’re Highly Experienced
Since 1978, homeowners throughout Northern VA have relied on Winston’s Chimney Service to care for their chimneys and fireplaces and to keep everything working and looking great.
Our customers know that every member of our team has been expertly trained and tested, and is certified to handle all of their chimney, venting and masonry needs. Whether we’re working with an historic chimney system or putting the finishing touches on a beautiful new masonry fireplace, we have the knowledge, experience, tools, and skills to give our customers the expert results they want and need. Reach out today.
Whether Old Or New, We Can Take Care Of Your Hearth
As locals in such a historic part of the country, we have experience working on both older chimneys and newer hearth appliances, and we’re confident we can make maintenance, repairs, and even restorations stress-free and affordable for you and your family. Here are some of the services we offer home and business owners throughout our service area.
Chimney Inspections & Sweepings
Inspections and sweepings are where it all starts with chimney maintenance. These are the baseline services that every single fireplace owner should be investing in on an annual basis – whether your system is old, new, gas-powered, fueled with wood, an insert, a stove, or whatever else. These overviews give us the opportunity to spot potential threats and address them before your home and family faces any risks.
And if your flue is clogged up or filled with combustible creosote deposits, a thorough sweeping should take care of things. Trust our sweeps to get the job done right, while keeping your home mess-free in the process.
For decades, the team at Winston’s Chimney Service has traveled throughout Reston and the surrounding area to help combat what Mother Nature throws at the fireplaces and chimneys in the area. Moisture and the changing of the seasons and temperatures wreak havoc on masonry. Additionally, animals can make their way into your chimney, decreasing efficiency, increasing fire risk, and causing all sorts of damage.
The team here at Winston’s Chimney Service has extensive training and experience and can repair, maintain, and waterproof your fireplace and chimney system so you can enjoy a safer, more efficient, more beautiful home year after year. Leave your masonry in the hands of our experts – we’re here to help!
Gas Appliance Servicing
If you look back on almost any of our pages, you’ll likely notice a common theme – annual inspections are essential! And this doesn’t just apply to the higher-maintenance and more messy wood-fueled systems. Gas appliances need annual servicing too.
Neglecting this maintenance can lead to a lot of issues, such as gas leaks, inefficiency, less heat output, higher energy bills, and more. It’s not worth putting the safety and comfort of your home and family at risk. Even if things seem to be running fine, there could be hidden issues lurking, so be sure to call us out before every burning season, so that you can set your mind at ease.
Chimney Odor & Smoke Troubleshooting
Keeping your chimney and fireplace clean is an important element of home maintenance. Not only can a dirty chimney affect the performance of your fireplace or wood-burning appliance, but it can also lead to smoke filling your living space as well as unpleasant odors entering through the flue of your fireplace.
To get rid of these problems and make sure that gases are properly exhausted, it is recommended that homeowners get their fireplace and flue swept on an annual basis. That said, any number of issues could be causing this trouble, so some troubleshooting may also be in order.
Certified chimney sweeps, like the crew here at Winston’s, are qualified professionals who are highly trained in inspecting, sweeping, and maintaining these systems so that smoke and odors don’t have an opportunity to enter the home. Investing in regular chimney maintenance will not only keep your environment fresher but may also help to extend the life of your system. Count on our team from the very start.
Installing Chimney Caps
Chimney caps are the metal components that are fitted over the top of your chimney’s opening. They essentially prevent your chimney from being an open hole in your roof, ensuring smoke and fumes can still get out, but any outdoor elements or critters can’t get in.
Why are chimney caps important?
- Chimney caps block out rain and moisture.
- Chimney caps keep animals out of your flue.
- Chimney caps prevent downdrafts from entering your home.
- Chimney caps prevent further damage and deterioration.
- Chimney caps block leaves, twigs, and other debris from entering your flue.
- Chimney caps help prevent clogs from forming in your chimney.
- Chimney caps save you money.
- Chimney caps reduce your risk of experiencing fire hazards or gas leaks.
In addition to installing chimney caps, we also install chase covers, repair chimney crowns, offer leaky chimney repair services, and more. Make us your go-to team of experts for all things chimney and fireplace.
Everything Else You Might Need
Now, we’ve covered only some of the services we offer above. Our list extends far and wide, so chances are if you have a chimney or fireplace issue, we’ll be able to address it. If you didn’t see what you need listed here, be sure to give us a call and ask whether or not we’re able to help you out. There isn’t much we aren’t equipped to handle.
We’re Here to Serve You – Call Today
If you’ve been looking for a partner to help lower fire risks, prevent chimney leaks, and keep your Reston home looking beautiful, look no further than Winston’s Chimney Service. Our technicians are courteous, professional, and dedicated to helping our customers enjoy a higher quality of life.
Call us today to schedule an appointment or learn more about our services. You can also book with us online, and we’ll be in touch. Thanks for trusting