The Irish Sweep is still accepting calls to answer questions and schedule any service needs. However, no on-site visits are currently being conducted pursuant to the government's stay in place order. Please feel free to contact us at 510.521.4088 to get answers to your questions or schedule a future appointment.

About Us

Sally McKnight, the owner of The Irish Sweep, Inc. has been a dedicated Lafayette Chimney Cleaning and Best Pleasant Hill Chimney Cleaner professional since 1982. She is known for her expertise in and passionate enthusiasm for the fireplace and chimney industry. With years of field service under her belt, she can discuss your plans for a new project or repairs to an existing structure. In addition, she can address concerns regarding fireplace performance and water issues and assess your chimney for fire, seismic and structural safety.

Mission Statement:
Our mission as chimney professionals is to educate and bring awareness to our customers regarding fireplace safety, integrity and performance. Our team is well qualified and thoughtful in their consideration to others. Our top priority is safety and we customize our services with our client’s best interest at heart.


I would recommend Sally without reservation. May all who need her services, experience the same professional , friendly, joyful connection, as well as work well done.


Safety is our top priority at The Irish Sweep, that’s why we only accept projects for which we are highly qualified. If necessary, referrals will be made to other qualified companies and contractors.

California State Contractor’s License #564792
C29 Masonry License
C61/D34 Specialty license for metal-related work (e.g., installation of a wood burning insert)
Certified to clean chimneys by the Chimney Safety Institute of America, certification #1200
Certified to clean dryer vents also by the Chimney Safety Institute of America, certification #649
Business licenses in the cities where we operate

We adhere to national standards such as:
National Fire Protection Association
Manufacturer’s Installation Directions
International Residential Code

We offer our customer a three-year warranty on our repair and installation work.

We protect our work with:
Worker’s compensation insurance
Liability insurance
Owner, Sally McKnight is bonded.

The Irish Sweep is one of the most trusted Chimney Cleaning Company that cleans, inspects and repairs fireplaces and chimneys, sells and installs gas inserts. We also provide Dryer Vent Cleaning Service and the best team for different areas such as: Alameda Chimney Cleaner, Berkeley Chimney Cleaner, and Orinda Chimney Cleaner. Find the chimney cleaning services near you from The Irish Sweep known for the best Chimney Cleaning and Dryer Vent Cleaning service provider across USA. We have a large pool of chimney sweeps who provide the best service near you and always ready to help. Contact us today for chimney cleaning services around you.