ACD Team Solutions

Chimney Sweep & Fireplace Cleaning

Affordable Chimney Sweep And Fireplace Cleaning in Sacramento & Surrounding Cities

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Using the latest professional tools we provide expert residential chimney sweep, fireplace cleaning, chimney rain cap cover installation, and air duct & dryer vent cleaning. We make sure your most sensitive areas of your house are thoroughly clean and safe to use.

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Chimney Sweep & Fireplace Cleaning in Greater Sacramento

1d3b945d36845fa01a8fcc361d051942.istockphoto 915044612 612x612 1 cleaning services in SacramentoThe National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) states that chimneys, fireplaces and related vents should be inspected and cleaned at a minimum on a yearly basis to ensure the safety of your household.  Burning wood inside your home, especially for several months during the year, will leave thick layers of soot and creosote in your fireplace and chimney.  These substances are highly flammable by-products of burnt wood, and damaging to the lungs if breathed in. Different types of wood may cause a faster or thicker buildup of creosote. It blocks the air flow of the chimney and may cause smoke and soot to enter the house leading to possible suffocation or a household fire.

We strongly recommend doing a professional inspection and cleaning, and, if needed, repairs of the chimney and fireplace before you use it for the first time during the year. You want to make sure there are no cracks inside the fireplace nor on the crown of your chimney on the roof, and that there is no blockage of the flue opening on either side of the vent. It’s possible that birds or other small creatures made a home in the smokestack opening on the roof during the months when the chimney wasn’t active, or that rain floated dirt and debris that damaged or clogged the vent. Do not attempt to ‘smoke them out’ as you might create a bigger problem and end up with a dead animal stuck inside your chimney flue – that is much harder and more costly to remove and clean.  In the event that you discover live creatures, call a nearby animal control organization to securely remove them, and then a professional chimney sweep company to clean the chimney and fireplace afterwards.  If there are dead pests or debris, they should be cleaned and removed before lighting the next fire, and a professional chimney sweep company will also offer preventative measures, like installing a properly sized chimney cap, to ward off these issues in the future. 2 1 cleaning services in Sacramento

After your initial yearly inspection and cleaning, please keep in mind that frequent utilization of the fireplace requires frequent cleaning – the more you fire it up, the more you’ll need to clean it. In the event that you intend to utilize your chimney normally beginning in the fall, you should mean to have your smokestack cleaned in pre-fall.
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There is nothing sweeter than spending a Winter evening with your family by the fire.  We urge you to burn only well-seasoned wood in your fireplace, never use any combustible elements in or near the furnace, and call a professional to clean your fireplace vents regularly.  

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Chimney Sweep & Inspection

$ 189
  • Full system fireplace and chimney inspection (Level 1 - 3 inspection, as needed)
  • full system fireplace and chimney maintenance sweep & cleaning
  • Before & after pictures
  • free dryer pipe inspection
  • free air ducts supply vents inspection
  • 5% discount off any additional service for the next year
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Frquently Asked Questions

A dirty fireplace or chimney pose a health risk to your family and a fire threat to the structure of your home.

Whether you have a gas fireplace or a wood fireplace, if you’re burning any kind of fire you’re going to have an accumulation of fire byproducts. The two main byproducts are Soot and Creosote.  Creosote is a very sticky tar-like substance that results from burning wood and other organic materials, while Soot is the somewhat sticky black dust that results from burning wood, gas, or other substances (like wax in candles).  Both are toxic to breathe and to touch.  Soot can spread through the air to other areas of your home, while Creosote is highly flammable and a heavy buildup poses a fire hazard to your home.

On top of that, chimneys that do not have a proper rain cap installed are a potential opening for pest infestation, debris accumulation, or water seepage into the structure of the home. These things also pose a hazard to you and your home.  

At ACD Team Solutions we know how to clean the chimney & fireplace professionally to safely remove any debris, creosote, soot, or pests, and to install the proper chimney cover cap to prevent future infestations as well as prevent water seepage. 

The NFPA (National Fire Protection Agency) recommends cleaning your fireplace and chimney annually, preferably at the start of the season.  The CSIA follows NFPA guidelines and similarly recommends cleaning when you have an 1/8″ of an inch buildup of soot or creosote.  Here you can find some further information and great explanations by the CSIA on why fireplace & chimney inspections are necessary annually. 

If you’re in doubt about whether your chimney needs to be cleaned, it is best to schedule only an inspection and have a professional check all aspects of your fireplace and chimney system to address any potential problems before they occur.  Explain your concerns to the professional over the phone and the technician that will arrive to your home, and they will be able to assess the condition of your fireplace and your flue as well as your chimney up on the roof during the inspection process.  Here at ACD Team Solutions we follow the recommended NFPA and CSIA guidelines for annual inspections and cleanings. During an inspection we’ll check for soot and creosote buildup in all parts of your system, but we’ll also look for other potential fire hazards like cracks in the fireplace walls or cracks in the chimney crown (which can cause water damage to the structure of the house); we’ll also inspect your chimney cap to make sure you have a properly installed chimney cover to prevent water seepage into the house and debris or animals/pests from invading your home.  

In this case you will probably have very little to no buildup of soot or creosote, however it is still recommended to do a yearly professional inspection of the chimney.  The chimney is exposed to the elements up on the roof and if not consistently maintained it can develop a number of fire hazards or make the home vulnerable to serious water damage.  For example, without a proper chimney cover the house is exposed to pest infestation – birds often make nests in uncovered chimney openings, rodents, bats, insects or other critters can invade the home through a chimney that has no cap.  Exposure to the weather elements may create cracks in the chimney crown which can possibly lead to water seepage into the house foundation and create structural damage to the home in the long term if left unchecked.  A simple inspection once a year will help you prevent the risk of much larger problems in the future. 

Even though gas fireplaces burn much cleaner, there is still the possibility of a blocked or malfunctioning gas vent or log, clogs in the gas valves, or debris buildup in the flue.  All these things present a fire hazard.  The mortar of the chimney crown still needs to be checked as well to prevent potential water damage to the house structure.

If your gas fireplace won’t ignite, it is possibly because of a blocked valve that needs to be cleaned, but it can also be due to electrical or gas issues.  In this instance, call your gas company provider first to eliminate any potential gas leaks or gas-related problems, then make sure that any electrical wires and contacts are all in order (you may want to consult an electrician for this).  If you’re still having an issue, call a professional chimney sweep for an inspection and cleaning.  Feel free to call us anyway if you have any questions 916-839-8020.  (In some cases, if the inspection reveals that a gas pipe is malfunctioning, we may recommend you to a professional local plumber).

Fireplace cleaning logs may seem like a good cheap alternative to hiring a professional chimney sweep company, however these logs will only help you to break down some of the creosote, you will still need a professional to make sure that all of the creosote is fully broken down, dislodged from your fireplace walls, and safely removed.  The logs cannot replace a professional inspection and cleaning service, and if done improperly may create additional hazards.

When you burn cleaning logs in your fireplace they create a special chemical reaction that turns the creosote from a sticky tar-like substance into a dry flaky material – this makes it easier for a professional to dislodge the creosote buildup from the walls of your fireplace and safely remove it, but as we said, it’s only a helpful tool, it doesn’t do the job on its own.  And remember that creosote buildup is only one issue that a professional chimney sweep looks to address when performing your annual fireplace and chimney inspection – there are many other details we inspect to be sure you have a safely functioning fireplace and chimney system.  

If you do use fireplace cleaning logs, remember that it’s meant strictly for wood-burning fireplaces, and it’s best to burn them on leftover hot embers. Make sure to remove all the byproducts of burning these logs, together with all the broken-down creosote, before you start your next fire. Consult with a professional chimney sweep for an inspection after you burn the logs (if not instead of burning the logs).  Call us with any questions 916-839-8020

Well, first, don’t panic – remember that the animal is more afraid of you than you are of it.  Smaller animals will often wonder into uncovered chimneys to try and look for shelter.

Important:  do Not try to smoke the animals out (or insects, whatever the case may be).  Smoking them out will only increase the fire hazard to your home, and you may end up with a more serious problem of having a dead animal stuck inside your chimney (which can be costly to clean out). 

If you have a live animal in your chimney, or an insect infestation, the first thing to do is call animal control to safely remove the animals.  (In our experience, it’s usually birds or birds’ eggs). 

After animal control has safely removed all living creatures, call us to do a thorough cleaning and safety inspection before you light your next fire.

If the animal that you found in your chimney is already dead, simply call us and we will help you to clean and safely remove it.  We will also recommend installing a proper chimney cover to make sure you don’t have any more chimney invasions in  the future (usually we can install a cover for you the same day we come out for the cleaning service).  Call or WhatsApp us with questions or to schedule an appointment 916-839-8020

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ACD Team Solutions is your local chimney sweep service and duct cleaning specialist. We never compromise on quality. Schedule your Chimney Sweep & Fireplace Cleaning, Air duct or Dryer Vent cleaning today. 

Sacramento, CA 95864

(916) 839-8020

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