Ever heard of a chimney cap? It’s exactly like it sounds: A chimney cap is a cap installed at the top of your chimney, designed to prevent rain water, other sources of moisture, birds and other animals from getting beyond the chimney crown and penetrating the flue of your chimney, which may cause a problem next time you’d like to enjoy a fire in the fireplace.
In theory, a chimney is supposed to be a one-way conveyance of smoke, shunting the (dirty) soot and creosote and the (deadly) carbon monoxide produced by a wood stove or wood fireplace upward and safely out of your house – while keeping the heat of the fire inside for your family to enjoy.
A properly installed chimney cap covers the chimney chase and seals the flue opening, acting like a kind of damper to avoid water and other moisture, and to prevent the nests of birds and other potential blockages from reducing the efficiency of fireplaces – and raising the risk of a house fire.
Most of all, a chimney cap is one absolutely essential piece of equipment for keeping your Fairfax home’s fireplace clean and useful.
A wood fireplace or a wood stove can be a wonderful thing to have in Fairfax – as long as there’s no problem with the chimney!
But a problem can arise if water seeps past the chimney crown and chase cover, down the stainless steel flue liner and into the chimney masonry, causing cracks in the bricks and making the fireplace or wood stove less effective. It’s even plausible that blockages can cause carbon monoxide to backdraft into living areas, resulting in a life-threatening situation.
The result of unrepaired chimneys is often expensive chimney masonry repairs, brick repair and/or damper repairs – and a temporarily useless fireplace.
Protect the bricks and dampers of your chimneys, and you protect your family’s well-being.
The professional chimney sweeps of JCS are experts at performing repairs on all types of chimneys, including chimneys with dampers, crowns, caps and stainless steel flue liners and chimneys without all that protective equipment.
Get our 15 years of experience as the preeminent chimney sweeps in Fairfax VA on your side. Call JCS today at 571-299-9389 for expert-level chimney cap repairs and chimney damper repairs.
If you have a chimney in Fairfax VA, you just might have chimney problems in Fairfax VA. JCS is here to help.
We bring many years of hands-on experience as top-notch fireplace and chimney technicians to homeowners in Fairfax and throughout Northern Virginia. Folks from throughout the Northern Virginia counties of Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William, Fauquier, Arlington and Clarke have come to depend on JCS as the chimney contractor they trust to perform all types of chimney services and fix all types of chimney issues.
Homeowners with fireplaces in Fairfax City, Fairfax Station, Annandale, Burke, Lorton and Springfield VA hire us – and so do people who have chimneys (and chimney problems) in Centreville, Chantilly, Reston, Herndon and Great Falls VA – plus Oakton, McLean, Tysons Corner, Falls Church and Vienna VA.
JCS is dedicated to being the absolute best chimney sweeps and chimney cap repair contractor in all of Fairfax and Northern Virginia.
All the licensed chimney sweeps of JCS Home Services understand the importance of doing quality work every time. That means providing an accurate, dependable cost estimate, performing a thorough and detailed chimney inspection, finding issues before they become major chimney problems, and making chimney repairs that last.
It also means our company offers homeowners an above-and-beyond level of customer service at the most reasonable rates in Northern Virginia. Check out the Discounts page on the JCS company website for great savings on your next chimney service – including inspection and repairs of chimney caps, crowns, chase tops, dampers, brick chimney and fireplace masonry work, stainless steel flue liner installations, and more first-class chimney contractor services . . . for less.
At JCS Home Services of Fairfax VA, our primary mission every day is to continue to earn our reputation as the best chimney sweeps and chimney technicians in Northern Virginia.
And that’s exactly what we are – with a whole bunch of glowing 5-star reviews to prove it.
Over the years many regular customers have become almost like friends of our business. That happens when the work you do is always to the highest standards – and always toward the cause of keeping your family safe at home. We believe the best kind of customer service is the kind in which customers are totally satisfied with the work a contractor does, so we genuinely treat all the homes we visit as though our own family lived there.
If JCS has ever performed one chimney sweep or chimney repair job on your house – or if we’ve visited your house to do a couple types of chimney repair projects – please consider writing a review online on Google, Yelp, or Houzz. Customer reviews mean one heck of a lot in the contractor business, because people in Fairfax VA rely heavily on the word other people in Northern Virginia when making decisions about which contractor services company to hire.
Set your next appointment today to have JCS Home Services inspect and repair the chimney cap on your Northern Virginia home.
It’s easy to get your free estimate and put the pros at JCS to work on your next chimney project:
One of our certified chimney repair technicians will promptly respond to provide an accurate quote and determine a convenient time for your appointment.
Make sure you get your chimney caps inspected regularly, and avoid potentially serious issues to your home’s exterior from fire or animal infestation. In Fairfax VA, chimney cap repair means much more than smart home maintenance – it means greater protection for your family.