Winston’s Chimney Service
- President, Mid-Atlantic Chimney Association
- President Emeritus, Chimney Safety Institute of America
- Class A Contractor, VA, MD, D.C.
- CSIA Certified
- F.I.R.E Certified
- NCSG Certified
- Inc. Magazine 5000 Fastest Growing Companies, 2019 & 2020
Q: What makes Winston’s different?
A: We’ve been sweeping, inspecting, repairing and rebuilding fireplaces and chimneys in the metro area since 1989. Besides working for so many area homeowners, we service some very prestigious chimneys, including the 62 fireplaces at the U.S. Capitol and all the fireplaces at the U.S. Supreme Court. These are more than a century old and it’s a real honor. Over the course of more than 25 years in the industry, we’ve become very well connected in the area and the business.
Q: To what do you attribute your success?
A: We have a real commitment to training and, as a result, our teams know what they’re doing in your home. Unlike painters or other tradespeople, we deal with live fire and poisonous gases from your fireplace, gas water heater and furnace. Our services are vital to the safety of homeowners and their families. Over the years, we’ve been consistently recognized for excellence. We get referred all the time from homeowner to homeowner.
Q: Why should a homeowner be concerned about their chimney?
A: Having a fire in your fireplace sends small flammable particles up into your chimney with the smoke. These particles build up on your chimney’s walls over time and can easily cause a chimney fire. So periodically, your chimney should be inspected and cleaned. Even though gas is considered clean-burning, gas appliances and chimneys can still have blockages or other problems. We recommend an annual inspection and regular cleanings, and so does the National Fire Protection Association and the Chimney Safety Institute of America.