Office Hours

M-F 7am to 6pm
Sat 8am to 4pm
Sun 9am to 3pm

916-927-4235
530-747-2010

Chimney Cleaning & Repair

Chimney Cleaning & Repair

  • Smoking Problems
  • Reporting
  • Caps & Screens
  • Glazing
  • Access Doors
  • Pellet Stoves
  • Leaking Problems
  • Water Proofing
  • Dampers
  • Animal Removal
  • Panel Replacements
  • Chase Covers & Crown Repair
  • Glass doors
  • Parging
  • Fireplace Accessories
  • Free Standing Stoves
  • Video Scan
  • Mantels
  • Fireplace Inserts

Information from the Chimney Safety Institute of America.

Q. How often should I have my chimney cleaning?
This a tougher question than it sounds. The simple answer is: The National Fire Protection Association Standard 211 says, "Chimneys, fireplaces, and vents shall be inspected at least once a year for soundness, and repairs shall be done if necessary. "This is the national safety standard and is the correct way to approach the problem. It takes into account the fact that even if you don't use your chimney much, animals may build nests in the flue or there may be other types of deterioration that could make the chimney unsafe to use.

The Chimney Safety Institute if America recommends that open masonry fireplaces should be cleaned at 1/4" of sooty buildup, and sooner if there is any glaze present in the system. Factory-built fireplaces should be cleaned when any appreciable buildup to cause a chimney fire capable of damaging the chimney or spreading to the home.

What We Do: First we check the flue to see if it is dirty. If it is dirty it must be cleaned both for safe use and in order to be able to inspect the flue properly.

If it is clean: Then we will just do a safety inspection, and give you a Chimney Report

If the chimney needs to be cleaned: We lay down a clean cotton tarp, a vacuum system, assortment of rods and cleaning tools, then the process begins. And most important no mess is made. Cleaning may be done from the top or bottom, depending on the type of system you have. Once cleaning has been completed, we will do a safety inspection. And give you a report on your fireplace.

BEFORE CLEANING

AFTER CLEANING

BEFORE CLEANING

AFTER CLEANING

BEFORE CLEANING

AFTER CLEANING

DIRTY CHIMNEY

GLAZING

DIRTY CHIMNEY

 

WE REINFORCED IT

THIS CHASE BLEW DOWN FROM STRONG WINDS!