Northern Virginia

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Northern Virginia Chimney Sweep, Cleaning & Repair

A Step in Time Chimney Sweep, Cleaning & Repair Company is an established chimney sweep company that has been performing chimney cleaning and repairs throughout Northern Virginia for years. We serve all of the Northern Virginia area, including Alexandria, Arlington, Falls Church, Annandale, Springfield, Burke, Fairfax, Oakton, Vienna, Reston, Herndon, Ashburn, Sterling, Dulles, Reston, Great Falls, McLean, Chantilly, Centerville, Manassas, Woodbridge and Leesburg. We offer chimney sweep services, which include cleaning and repair, chimney cap installation, chimney liners, dampers, fireplace repairs and chimney fire investigation. A Step in Time strives to offer our customers the highest quality of service available in our industry. We have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and our entire team offers great service with a very friendly attitude. Our primary goal is your satisfaction, and we believe A Step in Time stands out from the competition by our training and credentials.

We have a new website dedicated to Northern Virginia, go to to schedule service in that area.


A Step in Time is one of the only companies in the world with its own training school. Chimney Sweep University ( is lead by Ray Gessner. The curriculum offered by Chimney Sweep University is available to other chimney sweep technicians throughout the United States. The training which is provided to our students focuses on the building code requirements regarding the chimney cleaning and repair profession. A Step in Time focuses on the core fundamental inspection and cleaning techniques that are required to properly service and repair your fireplace. Since A Step in Time is one of the larger chimney sweep companies in the world, our company solves more chimney repair and design issues than most of our competition. The proper solutions to these unique cases are logged and integrated into our training program. This consistently improves the quality of our technicians and allows us to provide better service to our customers.


A Step in Time is one of the only chimney sweep companies in the United States with a licensed professional engineer. Ray Gessner is a licensed professional engineer in both Virginia and Maryland, and has a master’s degree in engineering. Ray is also CSIA and FIRE-certified. All of our chimney technicians are personally trained by Ray Gessner, where he focuses on important issues such as the proper way to inspect, clean and repair your chimney and fireplace. A Step in Time also has a class A contractor’s license, workers compensation insurance, liability insurance and an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. Our chimney sweep technicians are the highest trained and best paid in the industry. Our concept is to provide the best quality service with a friendly personality. If this is not provided, Ray wants to speak with you personally.