Chimney Flashing Repair: What is Chimney Flashing and When Should it be Replaced?

ladders and tools on a roof in front of a chimney during chimney flashing repairs

Homes with chimneys require more maintenance than homes without. If you’ve recently encountered a chimney leak or noticed rust stains inside your firebox, you may need to repair your chimney flashing. In this post, we’ll go over what chimney flashing is, the signs that you should look out for to know if it’s time for […]

What is a Fireplace Insert?


  You can’t beat the sound and ambience of a wood burning fireplace on a cold winter day. You also can’t escape the nagging fact that you’re wasting a bunch of heat because a majority of it escapes through the chimney and walls as the wood burns. While fireplaces may look great, sound amazing, and […]

How to Open Your Chimney Damper and How to Tell if it’s Open or Closed


A chimney damper prevents conditioned (warmed or cooled) house air from escaping through the flue when you’re not using the fireplace. You need to open the damper when you start a fire to allow for proper airflow and let the smoke out. A closed damper can restrict airflow and become a safety issue since smoke would […]

Easy DIY Fix: Gas Fireplace Won’t Stay Lit


Troubleshooting any type of appliance, and especially gas appliances, can be dangerous. The following is only an educational overview of how gas fireplace components are checked. It is not intended to be a complete DIY diagnostic or to replace the support of a qualified technician. If you are having problems with your gas fireplace, we […]

Special Announcement Regarding COVID-19

Covid 19 Announcement

A Message to Our Valued Customers We want to thank each one of you for continuing to choose Priddy Chimney Sweeps. Your ongoing support is incredibly motivating. We are grateful for this, as it allows us in turn to support our hard-working, dedicated employees and their families. We could not do it without you! Our […]

Basic Parts of a Chimney and Fireplace


Your chimney and fireplace are an important part of your life, especially during the winter months. But just how much do you know about your chimney? Most people would be hard-pressed to name all the parts of a chimney, let alone explain why each component is essential. Read on to learn why knowing more about […]

Chimney Cap Installation


How Much Does Chimney Cap Installation Cost? Chimney caps are available in different sizes, shapes, materials, and finishes. Chimney caps are typically made of galvanized metal, stainless steel, and copper. The cost for a stainless steel chimney cap installation can range from $175 to $225 for a standard sized single flue caps. Installing a Multi-Flue […]

Convert a Wood Burning Fireplace to Gas – Install & Maintenance Guide


Whether you’re thinking about installing a new fireplace in an existing home or you’re ready to upgrade from your old wood burning fireplace, a gas fireplace is an excellent option to choose from. Gas fireplaces can provide your home with heat during the winter at a fuel-efficient cost and with a stylish ambiance. In this […]

Prince William Forest Park

Prince William Forest Park

Prince William Forest Park Brought to you by Priddy Chimney Sweeps, a chimney cleaning company servicing the Washington D.C. area for over 37 years. Located in Triangle, Virginia, just 35 miles outside Washington, Prince William Forest Park is synonymous with hikers, campers, and nature lovers. Each year, several groups of schools and families visit to […]

How to Install a Chimney Liner

Priddy Chimney Sweeps contractor carrying a chimney liner

What is a Chimney Liner? Chimney liners serve as the direct venting path from your fireplace or appliance to the top of the chimney. Additionally, together with the brick or wood chimney structure, they provide an incremental layer of protection between venting flue gases and your residence. There are three main types of chimney liners: […]