Chimney Services in Clarksville, MD
Never be caught in the cold! Miller’s Chimney is a fully licensed and bonded with the Maryland Home Improvement Commission (MHIC). We take great care to provide our customers with a seamless stove or fireplace installation throughout Clarksville, MD. Let’s not forget, we clean chimneys too!
Chimney Inspection Pros
Chimneys serve a vital role in keeping your home safe. Wood burning, gas, or electric fireplaces all must have proper ventilation to prevent smoke or carbon monoxide from being trapped in your home. Miller’s Chimney is equipped with the tools and knowledge to maintain proper air flow in your chimney. While many things, like debris and animals, can find their way into your chimney, creosote buildup is especially dangerous when left in your chimney.
Creosote is produced by a chemical reaction that occurs when smoke meets the cool air in the flue. This flammable residue sticks to the inner layer of your chimney and only takes 6 to 12 months to form a thick coating. Miller’s Chimney focuses on meticulously inspecting and cleaning both your fireplace and chimney to set you up for a safe winter season of toasty fires.
Fireplace & Stove Installation
Fueled by our passion for excellence in customer service, Miller’s Chimney will install the stove or fireplace ideal for your unique residence. When switching to a natural heat source, utility costs lower and you can take feel comfort in knowing your home will maintain heat during a power outage. Not all units are powered without electricity, so allow our experts to help sort through our wide range of options. We offer gas, wood, and pellet stoves in addition to custom designed fireplaces. Our team is committed to providing dependable workmanship in every installation and service. Schedule estimate today or come check out our showroom!
You may or may not have heard the recommendation to only burn “clean” wood in a fireplace or wood stove. “Clean” wood basically refers to properly dried or seasoned firewood. Freshly cut wood contains a high percentage of moisture that makes the wood hard to light as well as increases the level of smoke produced. In your fight against creosote buildup, you want that cleaner burn. Less smoke produced, means less smoke to undergo the chemical reaction which creates that nasty residue in your flue. Overall, you want no more than 20% moisture left in your wood when you burn it.