ACD Team Solutions
Affordable Chimney Sweep And Fireplace Cleaning in Sacramento & East Bay, CA
Family Owned & Operated
The 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.
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.
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