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Chimney Cleaning
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Chimney Cleaning Services in Los Angeles & Surrounding Areas

The National Fire Protection Association recommends cleaning or “sweeping” your chimney once a year.
When you burn wood in the fireplace, a sticky, black residue called creosote or “soot” is released and sticks to the inside walls of the chimney.
This sticky, flammable residue can cause a fire inside the chimney.
 Fireplace Freddie can remove the soot build-up in about an hour with our professional chimney cleaning in Los Angeles. We have over 25 years of experience cleaning chimneys, and additionally offer chimney repairs, chimney inspections and even rebuilds.

No-mess Fireplace & Chimney Cleaning Guaranteed

Fireplace Freddie guarantees no mess when we sweep your chimney. We seal off the fireplace opening, then access your chimney from the roof.
Using long, stiff brushes, we sweep away the creosote from the interior lining of your chimney.

Once the chimney is swept, our technicians carefully remove the plastic from the fireplace opening and remove the debris within the firebox with a highly powered vacuum.

Signs You Need Chimney Cleaning

Here are some common signs you need chimney cleaning:

  • Excessive Soot: A thick layer of soot in your fireplace indicates the need for cleaning.
  • Foul Odors: Unpleasant smells may point to creosote buildup, requiring chimney cleaning.
  • Reduced Draft: If your fireplace isn’t drawing air properly, it could mean a blocked chimney.
  • Debris Falling: Falling debris, like tiles or bricks, signals the need for cleaning and inspection.
  • Unusual Sounds: Hissing or crackling sounds may indicate blockages, necessitating chimney cleaning.
  • Visible Creosote: Sticky, tar-like creosote in the chimney is a clear sign that cleaning is required due to its flammability.
  • Burning Smells: A home smelling of burning or smoke during fireplace inactivity could be a result of debris or nests in the chimney.
  • Inconsistent Fires: Poorly burning fires or inefficient wood stoves may be due to a restricted chimney.

Recognizing these signs and scheduling regular chimney cleaning can prevent fire hazards and maintain a safe, efficient fireplace. Fireplace Freddie offers chimney cleaning in Los Angeles and surrounding areas.

Do I need to have my gas burning fireplace cleaned?

Yes, fireplaces that burn natural gas need to be cleaned and serviced yearly to ensure that the system is operating safely.

Our technicians will inspect the system, clean the logs and components and ensure that your gas-burning fireplace is in good working order.

 

Fireplace Freddie Installs Chimney Caps

A chimney cap is a special metal top designed to protect your chimney. Caps stop the rain, large sparks and critters from coming in while allowing the smoke to flow out.

Our technicians carry different sizes of chimney caps with them and can install one on your chimney in the same visit. Be sure to ask us about chimney caps if you don’t have one.