Bay Area #1 Chimney Services | Green Chimney Sweep

New Prefab Fireplace
San Francisco

The cities in the Los Angeles area are enforcing some rules and regulations from the EPA and the Air Quality Management District (AQMD) that result in the circumstance that no wood burning fireplaces can be installed or constructed in the Los Angeles area any more. (At least until the EPA test and approves some new types of fireplace systems that will allow the burning of wood with very low emissions of “particulates,” (soot) into the air.)The only types currently be approved for new or replacement installations is a gas-only “direct vent” prefab fireplace.

The term “direct vent” describes a system of vent pipes where the outside air is pulled into the fireplace through one opening and the combustion gases are expelled out through another opening. They have a sealed glass front.

The combination of the sealed glass front and the vent pipes that pull the fresh air into the fireplace directly from outside the house means that there is no air interchange with the interior of the house. This often beneficial for people with allergies or asthma, very young people, or older folks. That is, there are no particulates or smoke or gases coming out of the fireplace into the room. These types of fireplaces typically are installed with a wall switch that turns them on and off. They can also (often) be installed with an optional remote control system. They can (often) be installed with a fan that circulates room air around the metal firebox, where it gets heated, and back into the room, so that the fireplace functions like a heater. It will put more heat into the house, compared to a regular open fireplace.


Read About Our Customer’s Experiences

Fidel Ben

Local Guide

They  did an excellent job. I am really satisfied with the service's price and quality. I also thought he provided sound advice that helped us save money despite the fact that there were more expensive options available. Pleasant, Covid is a safe, friendly, and quick service. fireplace cleaned perfect, thank you so much

Michael Smith

Local Guide

Green Chimney Sweep did a great job cleaning our chimney. Clean, courteous and thorough, you can't ask for anything more. Very happy with their service. I will definitely use them again.

Mark Bruner

The outcomes of this company's cleaning of my fireplace exceeded my expectations. They showed up when they said they would and performed a fantastic job of cleaning my fireplace. I am so pleased with the results that I would gladly refer them to anybody who needs an honest and dependable fireplace cleaning service.

Semth Cris

Did an excellent job and was extremely courteous. I felt at ease and confident in their ability to do the task. The only small thing that everyone seeking cleaning services should keep in mind is to turn on your heater or air conditioner to guarantee that the chimney was clean. As a result of renovations, there was some debris inside my chimney and when I switched on the heater after Bay Services cleaned it, there was even more debris. Crew was kind enough to stay and clean until all of the garbage had been removed. good job.

Amy Thompson

This company is the best I have ever come across, period. They are always on time and thorough in their chimney inspection. They check all the corners and make sure everything is as it should be. I would recommend this company to anyone who needs an inspection and wants it done right.

Mary Harris

Local Guide

We had this company clean our chimney and were very pleased with the service and professionalism. A few weeks later we had an issue with the flu and when I call their office they had a person at our home within 20 minutes. He assessed the chimney and explained what he thought had happened. No intervention was required and we have instructed the working of the flu and how to manage it. We were not charged for this second visit and were given very helpful information. Excellent service all around.

Nestor Barnes

I had my chimney flue cleaned by this business and I'm very happy with the results. They came on time and did a thorough job, leaving no mess behind. The price was reasonable and they were very professional. I would definitely recommend this business for anyone who needs chimney flue cleaning services!

Brouce Lynnn

Did a fantastic job putting a wood burner in our fireplace Other chimney repair businesses claimed that our firebox and chimney were too tiny to support a stove (the firebox was built in 2010), Crew was creative and hopeful. For us, he found and built a beautiful stove that fits exactly. He is intelligent, competent, and fair.

Patricia Elizabith

Local Guide

They contacted ahead to confirm the appointment, arrived on time, gave me an honest appraisal, and finished the cleaning and adjustments in under an hour. With a new shutter, I now have a clean, working fireplace. Highly recommended.

Robert Morgan

The people who came over to inspect the chimney were very friendly and informed. They explained everything to me and answered all of my queries. A fantastic crew! I will undoubtedly use them in the future.