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A to Z Chimney Services proudly serves Placer County—from The Valley through the Gold Country and up into the High Country—and relishes in its breath-taking scenery, rich history, and year-round recreation opportunities. With 1,400 square miles of beautiful and diverse geography, everything from arts and culture, gastronomic delights, farmers markets, and outdoor recreation are right at our fingertips. What’s not to love? If you already live in Placer County, congratulations! If you’re considering relocation, what are you waiting for?!

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Making Placer County Safer One Fireplace at a Time…

Your fireplace is the focus of family gatherings and a great way to take the chill off during the coolest winter nights. For many, it’s a basic necessity. It can also be a source of danger to your home and family. A fireplace that’s improperly cared for may start a fire where you don’t want one, namely inside your chimney. According to the NFPA, the second leading cause of house fires is heating equipment, and two out of three heating equipment fires result from heating appliances, which includes fireplaces, chimneys and wood stoves. Of the fires that start in the chimney or fireplace, most are a direct result of creosote deposits. Sadly, most are preventable with regular inspections and maintenance. Prevent your home from becoming part of these statistics by scheduling routine chimney inspections to catch dangerous creosote before it catches you.

We Take Dryer Vent Safety Very Safely…

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Laundry is part of life’s weekly grind; for some, it’s more of a daily concern. That’s a lot of loads of laundry! Did you know that dryers cause roughly 2,900 home structure fires, 5 deaths, 100 injuries and $35 million in direct property loss in the U.S. each year? What’s more, the majority of dryer fires happen in the fall and winter months, with the peak being in January. The most common cause of dryer fires is failure to do a thorough cleaning. Because a lint trap is not a foolproof method for catching all the fuzzy stuff in your dryer, lint can gradually build up and catch fire in the heating element or exhaust duct. Many people are under the impression that cleaning these vents isn’t all that important. Unfortunately for them, this couldn’t be further from the truth. It’s very important to keep up with dryer vent cleaning, as the accumulated lint is a fire hazard that endangers your house and everyone in it.

Make Necessary Repairs As They Are Discovered…

A chimney technician’s job is far more labor intensive that one might think. Chimney systems are comprised of many parts that depend upon one another to function at peak levels. A problem with one part of the system can cause another part of the system to have to work harder to pick up the slack, thereby causing that overworked component to wear out at a much quicker rate. This can become a vicious cycle rather quickly if the initial problem isn’t addressed in a timely manner. The moral of the story: repair minor problems as soon as possible so as to prevent them from becoming major problems down the road. Some parts are in the line of fire more than others and are adversely affected by the heat, while other parts are exposed to the elements, thereby causing them to wear out faster. Either way, these parts will need to be replaced at one point or another.

Once you’ve had your fill of all that Placer County has to offer, and it’s time to return home, you want to ensure that you’re returning to a home that’s safe. Your chimney and dryer vent systems need regular maintenance to continue operating at peak levels. If you live in beautiful Placer County, let A to Z Chimney Services take care of all of your chimney and dryer vent needs. We look forward to serving you for years to come.