The National Fire Protection Association recommends that homeowners
Have their chimney inspected at least once a year.
Chimney Doctor offers a full portfolio of chimney and venting system services. Whether it’s woodstoves, fireplaces, chimneys, or dryer vents, we understand the intricacies of the venting systems in your home. And we’re equipped to address all of your maintenance and safety needs. Our services include:
Chimney Inspections & Sweeping
Our CSIA Certified Chimney Sweeps use state-of-the-art equipment to inspect and sweep chimneys of all kinds, including wood, and gas-burning chimneys. While sweeping your system, we thoroughly check all the visible parts of the system. We look for any problems that could prevent peak performance and recommend what is needed for your system to burn cleanly and safely. When necessary, we use video inspection camera equipment to examine hidden parts of the flue.
Flue Liner Repairs
If the liner sections that make up your flue are cracked or deteriorated, or if there is missing mortar between the liners, your fireplace system should not be used. Likewise, if you have a home that was built before 1940, you may have a chimney that lacks a liner at all. Per NFPA standards, all chimneys are required to have a flue liner that is free of defects, in order to convey the dangerous products of combustion (heat, smoke, toxic gases) to the atmosphere. We offer several repair options to repair, reline or bypass faulty liners that can literally save you thousands of dollars in repair costs.
Dryer Vent Inspections & Cleaning
In addition to servicing chimneys, we inspect and clean dryer vents in homes. A thorough sweep by one of our dryer exhaust technicians includes searching for any issues that might interfere with optimal operation. Highly effective diagnostic tools allow us to detect and resolve issues before they become problems. A dirty dryer vent is a fire hazard that can burn down your house. Additionally, it can cause early failure to components of your clothes dryer, as well as increasing your utility costs.
Repair & Restoration
We offer the full range of repairs to chimney systems, big and small—from repairing leaky flashing to tuckpointing and masonry repair to relining the flue and chimney rebuilding and spraying the exterior masonry with 10 year warranted water repellent.
Rebuild Fireplaces and Chimneys
Damage and deterioration can occur from water, earthquakes and weathering. We are equipped to handle virtually any problem we may encounter with your hearth product or chimney.
Improperly built crowns are another common problem. If yours is cracked or poorly constructed it may be allowing water penetration. We use 10 year warranted Crown Seal to repair your crown. In more severe cases, rebuilding the crown may be necessary.
Install Chimney Caps
The best way to prevent moisture from rain, animals, leaves, and other debris from entering your chimney is to install a chimney cap. Our high-quality stainless steel caps carry a lifetime warranty and conform to California spark arrestor codes.
Replace Chase Tops
Leaky or damaged chase tops on prefabricated metal fireplaces can allow water inside. We help eliminate problems before they start by replacing rusty metal & improperly built chase tops.
Complete Fireplace, Woodstove and Chimney Removal and Installation
We sell and install a full line of beautiful and efficient wood and gas burning hearth products. Napoleon Products and Osburn Products
We sell and install gas logs, fireplace tool sets, mantles, glass doors, etc. A complete fireplace shop for you – without leaving your house!