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.

Committed to making sure your chimney is in the best working condition

WHY CHIMNEY SWEEPING IS ESSENTIAL

Fire Hazards

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. A regular chimney sweeping schedule insures your structure and family are safe from the dangers of creosote.

Health Risks

When creosote builds up inside your chimney, proper air ventilation becomes problematic. Sometimes you will notice large amounts of smoke build-up due to this creosote clog, but other times, there may only be a small trace of smoke coming back in to the house. No matter the amount of smoke venting into your home, the health risks are real. Breathe easy; schedule an appointment with California Chimney.

Damages

The build up of creosote and other debris in the chimney not only creates a greater risk of fire, but 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. By having your chimney swept, you’re saving yourself the headache of stained and smoky fabrics throughout your home.

SERVICES

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Chimney Inspection Services

Did you know over 25,400 homes are destroyed by chimney-related fires each year? Don’t become a statistic; schedule a chimney inspection or chimney sweeping for your home today. At California Chimney, we offer regularly-scheduled services that will keep your home maintenance goals on track.
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Chimney Sweeping Services

Over time and use, chimneys get a coating of creosote on their walls. Eventually this coating can lead to decreased ventilation, an increased chance of damages, and a chimney that just doesn’t work the way it was meant to. If you’re looking to improve your home energy costs, protect against fire risks, and enhance your air quality in the home, a clean chimney is the perfect place to start.
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Chimney Repair Services

At California Chimney, we’re a family-owned business of over thirty years, and we understand investing in the future. If you’ve already noticed signs of chimney damage and are looking to keep your chimney operating for years to come, it’s time to invest in your future. A damaged chimney can lead to water and animal damages, decreased structural integrity, and a host of other problems. Call us today to schedule your chimney repair service, and get your home back on track.
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Our Commitment

At California Chimney, we believe in keeping your family and your home safe. For us, that means a clean and functional chimney; that’s why we always approach every service with a professional eye for detail and a passion for keeping your chimney strong for years to come.
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Cities We Serve

Proudly serving the entire Bay Area. Covering San Francisco, Berkeley, Oakland, Alameda, San Leandro, Richmond and many more cities.
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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 our chimney inspection and cleaning services, we will provide you with a detailed report of our findings, as well as recommendations to restore your chimney to top notch condition.

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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Chimney Inspection Services

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Chimney Repair Services

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