SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA CHIMNEY SERVICES

Bay Area residents have enjoyed a beautiful evening with the family by a fire for generations.  Those special nights are why even with modern central heating, having a chimney is still so popular.  Having a chimney in the Bay area also requires proper care and maintenance uniquely Californian.  We deal with seismic activity that puts pressure on the masonry work, as well as the corrosive salty air, both wreak havoc on your chimney.

With proper maintenance and care, California Chimney can protect your chimney and save you money over the long run.  From sweeping and inspections to fixing and repair we do it all.

WHY CHIMNEY SWEEPING IS ESSENTIAL

Fire Hazard

Over time and use, chimneys get a coating of creosote on the walls. It’s a dark shiny substance and to the untrained eye may not seem like much. However, even the smallest amount of creosote is highly flammable and can cause a fire to catch inside the walls or on the roof resulting in a fire that quickly gets out of hand, putting your family at risk.

Health Risk

Creosote build up can clog the chimney obstructing the air ventilation. Sometimes you will notice this because of large amounts of smoke build up, but other times there may only be a small trace of smoke coming back in to the house.

Damages

The build up creosote and other debris in the chimney not only creates a greater risk of fire, it also puts your health at risk with smoke build up and can also damage the inside of your home. The smell and black stain of smoke is costly and nearly impossible to get out of furniture and clothing.

SERVICES

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Chimney Inspection Services

Did you know, on average, 25,400 homes are destroyed by chimney related fires each year? It is very important to get your home’s chimney and fireplace inspected annually.
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Chimney Sweeping Services

Fire Hazard. Over time and use, chimneys get a coating of creosote on the walls. It’s a dark shiny substance and to the untrained eye may not seem like much.
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Chimney Repair Services

California Chimney is a family-owned business who understands the value of family safety. With thirty years of expertise,you can trust we’ll provide you with the most effective recommendation and service.
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Our Commitment

We take great care to protect you and your home.
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Cities We Serve

Proudly serving the entire Bay Area. This is a comprehensive list of the cities we serve for chimney sweeping and inspection services with no additional trip charges or fees.
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3 Levels of Chimney Inspection

f your appliance or your venting system has not changed and you plan to use your system as you have in the past, then a Level 1 inspection is a minimum requirement.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES YOU CAN TRUST

After we perform the chimney inspection and cleaning, California Chimney provides you with our findings, it’s important to follow through on the recommendations. We offer a wide range of chimney repair services including:

 

  • Chimney Dampers
  • Chimney Lining
  • Chimney Caps
  • Chimney Crowns
  • Chimney Chase Pans and Covers
  • Whole and Partial Chimney Restorations
  • Historical Chimney Restoration

 

We are committed to making sure your family is safe and your chimney is in the best working condition giving you the peace of mind your family deserves.

Professional services you can trust.

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WHAT TO EXPECT WITH EACH INSPECTION LEVEL

Level 1 Inspection

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If your appliance or your venting system has not changed and you plan to use your system as you have in the past, then a Level 1 inspection is a minimum requirement. A Level 1 inspection is recommended for a chimney under continued service, under the same conditions, and with the continued use of the same appliance.

Level 2 inspection

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A Level 2 inspection is a more in-depth inspection than a Level 1 inspection. A Level 2 inspection is required when any changes are made to the system, such as a change in the fuel type; changes to the shape of, or material in, the flue (i.e. relining); or the replacement or addition of an appliance of a dissimilar type, input rating or efficiency. A Level 2 inspection is also required upon the sale or transfer of a property, after an operation malfunction, or following an external event that is likely to have caused damage to the chimney, such as building fires, chimney fires, seismic events and other weather events.

Level 3 inspection

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When a Level 1 or Level 2 inspection suggests a hidden hazard and the evaluation cannot be performed without special tools to access concealed areas of the chimney or flue, a Level 3 inspection is recommended. A Level 3 inspection includes all the areas and items checked in a Level 1 and a Level 2 inspection as well as the removal of certain components of the building or chimney where necessary.

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