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.

Trusted Alameda Chimney Cleaning


Sally McKnight, the owner of The Irish Sweep, Inc. has been a dedicated professional chimney cleaner 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.

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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

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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.

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