Ye Olde Brit Chimney Sweep provides certified chimney sweeping services to help you accomplish two things:
Keep your chimney safe and reduce the chances of a chimney fire
Maintain a healthy draft to prevent smoke and deadly carbon monoxide from backing up into your home
Has it been more than a year since your last chimney sweep?
We provide full-service chimney cleaning in San Bernardino CA and surrounding areas, Riverside CA, and Yucaipa CA, as well as Grande Terrace CA, Pomona CA, Ontario CA, Corona CA, Verdemont Heights CA, Norco CA, Jurupa Valley CA, Cajon CA, and more. We’re the experts Southern California Inland Empire Communities homeowners trust to clean and work on their chimneys.
Chimney Sweeping to Remove Creosote
Creosote is a smoke byproduct that forms in chimney flues when wood fireplaces are used. It can be sticky, flakey or solid, depending on the length of time it’s been in your chimney and there’s no way you can avoid creating this substance when using your fireplace.
You can, however, reduce the likelihood of a chimney fire by having our certified technicians remove creosote from your chimney flue. This job requires a variety of chimney equipment, such as sweep rods, brushes, scrapers and solvents to safely clean your chimney.
Creosote is the #1 cause of chimney fires both large and small throughout San Bernardino County and neighboring counties. Regular chimney cleaning is a surefire way to lessen the chance of a fire in your chimney.
Be Aware of a Chimney Fire
Chimney fires come in all sizes. Many of them go unnoticed by homeowners. But even these small fires can damage the chimney liner, interior masonry and other parts of the structure.
How do you know if you’re having a chimney fire? Here are four signs.
You hear the sound of rumbling, like a freight train
You hear an odd clicking or tapping noise
Dark, dense smoke is coming from either end of your chimney
If you notice any of these signs, call 911 and extinguish the fire in the fireplace if it’s safe to do so.
Solving Drafting Issues
In some cases we need to perform a “whole house pressure testing” to determine the root cause of draft problems.
MORE COMMON CAUSES CAN INCLUDE:
When your fireplace isn’t drafting well and smoke is backing up into your home, the problem often stems from debris in your flue. Leaves and twigs from nearby trees as well as the nests and debris of small animals and dead animals can cause smoke to back up.
A smoky fireplace is no fun, but even worse is carbon monoxide, which is present in smoke. Invisible and odorless, carbon monoxide is known to be potentially fatal when inhaled by people and pets. Our chimney sweep crew will remove any drafting obstructions we find in your flue.
If your chimney cap is too small, this can also effect your proper drafting.
To prevent future obstructions, we recommend having an appropriately sized chimney cap with a spark arrestor installed. This will keep the junk out while keeping any sparks contained.
Chimney Sweep San Bernardino
Put our San Bernardino chimney sweep crew to work for you and enjoy an immediate difference in the health, safety and performance of your fireplace and chimney. We work year-round to solve chimney problems for all of our valued customers.
If it’s time for a thorough chimney cleaning, give Ye Olde Brit a call at (909) 880-2120 or get in touch with our handy contact form.