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How Does Dryer Vent Cleaning Work?

Of all the modern luxuries, clothes dryers are perhaps the most useful and convenient – until you open the lint trap and see two weeks’ worth of extremely combustible fluff. If you don’t take care of your dryer properly, it can become a fire hazard just waiting to happen: nearly 3000 dryer fires happen every year due to clogged dryer Read More

Heat Shield Ceramic Coating V.S. Stainless Steel Flue Liners

Sometimes, it feels like maintaining a property can be a full-time job. Tiny flaws and cracks can quickly turn into big problems if a property owner can’t fix them promptly. This is especially true when it comes to chimneys. A chimney is constantly exposed to some of the harshest conditions, including high temperatures, wind, harsh UV conditions, water damage, and Read More

Crazy Chimney Sweep Tactics We’ve Really Seen

It’s always interesting to see the different tactics that chimney sweeps use in order to try and get business. Over the last four decades in service, our experienced Bay Area chimney cleaners at The Irish Sweep have seen it all – from the absurd to the downright dangerous. In this blog post, we’ll outline the crazy chimney sweep tactics we’ve Read More

How Ceramic Coatings Make Your Chimney Safer, and 3 Other Benefits

If you’re like most homeowners, you probably don’t think about the chimney until there’s a problem with it. And by then, it’s often too late. A broken or deteriorated chimney can lead to all sorts of safety and efficiency problems in the home, from hazardous flue gasses leaking into the living space to an increase in our energy bills due Read More

What Is Stage 3 Creosote and How Do You Deal With It?

Creosote is a toxic byproduct of burning wood. The black, tarry substance can build up in your chimney over time, and not only is it corrosive and damaging to the flue liner, but it also presents a serious fire hazard. In fact, a dirty chimney is the leading cause of chimney fires! In this article, we will discuss what leads Read More

How Much Does Dryer Vent Cleaning Cost?

How often should you have it done? These are questions that many homeowners ask. The answer to both questions depends on a variety of factors, including location and climate. In this blog post, we will discuss the average cost of dryer vent cleaning as well as some things to consider before having it done. Keep your home safe and your Read More

How and Why To Install a New Wood Burning Fireplace Insert

If you’re like most people, you probably enjoy the warm glow of a fire during the winter. While there’s nothing wrong with enjoying an open fire, did you know that installing a fireplace insert could improve your home’s heating efficiency by 70 percent or more? It’s true – a new fireplace insert is one of the best ways to improve Read More

How Important Are Clean Dryer Vent? 5 Crucial Facts

Do you NEED to clean dryer vents? Clean dryer vents are not only important for the environment and your home, but also for your safety. Dirty dryer vents can do a number of different things to harm you, from overheating clothes to catching on fire. Keeping the vents clean is cheap and easy, so why wouldn’t you do it? In Read More

Is Your Chimney Earthquake Safe? Moraga Chimney Cleaner Can Help

The recent earthquake in California has made many homeowners aware of the seismic safety risks associated with their chimneys. As your local Moraga chimney cleaner, we want to share our expertise in earthquake chimney safety. One of the most common types of damage during an earthquake is when your chimney collapses or breaks and falls on the roof, or the Read More

How Often Do You Need a Chimney Cleaner/Sweep?

A favorite pastime of so many of us is sitting and telling stories around a crackling fire. When the fire dies down and the embers go out, though, there’s ash and soot to be swept up. That same soot can build up in the interior of your chimney and cause problems if ignored for too long. This points to the Read More