- Maintain a safe perimeter and keep all tree limbs and other objects at least 10 feet from the top of your chimney
- Instruct your family on the fireplace, furnace, and stove safety practices
- Retrofit a chimney cap on your existing chimney if you don't have one
- Chimney caps should be metal with 1/2 to 3/8 openings
- Chimney caps keep leaves and animals out of your chimney and can prevent dangerous obstructions
- Use your fireplace or other warming devices per the manufacturer's instructions
- Use appropriate fuel and If you have doubts about a particular fuel, err on the side of caution
- Greenwood dismantled furniture, and other questionable materials are not safe fuel choices
- Never put wood in a non-wood burning stove
- Build fires correctly by adding kindling or fire-logs in the back of the grate and support them, so they do not slip
- Make sure your fireplace has a sturdy screen to prevent sparks from flying into the room
- Clear the hearth or areas surrounding your heating device
- Never keep old rags, newspaper, furniture or other objects near your stove, furnace or fireplace
- Do not leave fires unattended.
We highly recommend that every one install a 2 & 1 smoke and carbon monoxide detector in their home. With regular preventive maintenance & cleanings you can rest assured your fireplace is safe for the whole family for your enjoyment.
Don't Burn Anything but Clean, Seasoned Wood, Fireplace Logs, and Non-glossy White Paper in your Fireplace... Think Before You Start Your Fire!
- NO Garbage
- NO Rubber
- NO Particleboard
- NO Glossy Paper
- NO Solvent or Paint
- NO Coal or Charcoal
- NO Plastics
- NO Waste
- NO Plywood
- NO Colored Paper
- NO Oil
- NO Painted Wood
- NO Treated Wood
BE SAFE! Burning these materials can produce noxious, corrosive smoke and fumes that may be toxic. They can foul your catalytic combustor, your flue, and the lungs of your family and neighbors.
Punctual, professional, knowledgeable...
We were in a bind and needed our chimney inspected right away. Bee and Mark arranged for a same day visit. Mark worked late into the evening to squeeze us in his schedule. He was friendly, professional and informative. I definitely recommend Busy Bee Chimney Sweep.
Mark has been in the business for years, and is fully professional. The bonus about his coming is that he's passionate about fireplaces, and happy to teach from his many years of study and experience. So I learned a lot!
Fantastic work, excellent service and quick. Also explained the do's and what not to do when using your fireplace. Having children and pets safety is very important. Miles from Chino CA.
This is second year we have used Busy Bee and we HIGHLY recommend them. Last year we had to have extensive repair work done as we use our chimney ALOT & Mark did an excellent job. He is very knowledgeable and explained everything he was doing and why. This year the fireplace is still in great shape and all we needed was a cleaning which was handled quickly and efficiently. Anyone looking for a great chimney sweep should definitely call Mark at Busy Bee!
Mark was fantastic, Explained everything thoroughly, was very willing to work with your budget, I couldn't recommend Busy Bee more. I'm Extremely satisfied!
Very professional and courteous. I had a chimney fire a couple of years ago and had to replace it with a insert stove. I can not say enough about how efficient this is. I do not burn a quarter of the wood I used to.
Mark did a very professional job. He was very informative, and particular on the quality of his work. He did everything properly and right, and was very knowledgeable on safely requirements. I was very satisfied with his work and the job he did at my home. He was very prompt and I really appreciate it. He always called and answered his phone when I needed to talk with him. I really appreciate his work. I would recommend him to anyone.
Mark did an excellent job and was very nice and friendly. After having a big problem with our fireplace due to not having a flue, We hired Mark who informed us and recommended a stainless steel insulated flue liner with a Monsoon cap and chase all guaranteed forever. We really appreciate his help. We feel our house will be much safer and won't burn down since the smoke will go up the chimney instead of filling our house. Now we know to have the chimney cleaned once a year or after each chord of wood to keep it safe. Thanks a lot Mark.
Very pleased with chimney sweeping service from Busy Bee Chimney Sweep. They educate you on all the do's and don'ts, such as not using the central heating while using your fireplace and never use any man made logs of any kind (read the labels before you buy) because they have cancer causing agents! Would definitely use Busy Bee Sweep again and highly recommend them to everyone! Ron, Chino, CA
, Covina, CA
Overall satisfied with service. We have a gas fireplace with a fake wood insert. We didn't have to have it cleaned, but he inspected it and gave us the clear to use it. Went up on the roof and checked the chimney and pointed out some cracks that we should keep an eye on. Got our fire up and running, and participated in "roasting marshmallows" with my 3 year old. He even double checked my carbon monoxide detectors. Once he left, he came back because he wanted to warn me about using the heater and fireplace at the same time. I appreciated that he really was concerned for mine and my families safety. Highly recommend.
, Riverside, CA
These guys do nice work. Not only does the fire place look great but they also went the extra mile and used the extra mortar to fix some bricks in my flower bed. Great service and very knowledgeable!
, Rancho Cucamonga, CA
We recently moved to the area and I selected this company based on reviews. Mark clearly knows his stuff and enjoys educating others on proper fireplace usage and safety. This was great because this is the first home we've had with a wood burning fire place and we had no idea what to do. He was very thorough in cleaning the chimney and left everything spotless. He installed a new chimney cap, which we knew we needed and let us know what type of screen,grate and tools we needed to get as well as what type of wood to buy and which to avoid. I highly recommend Busy Bee and intend to use this business again in the future.
, Pomona, CA
Extremely friendly and incredibly educational! Mark took the time to educate me on the the effects that the deterioration can have on chimneys. He showed me where the issues were and gave me suggestions on repairs. He was not at all pushy.... Thank you, Mark for your help!
, Upland, CA
Very knowledgeable, thorough and professional. We will definitely be using them again and again and would highly recommend to all of our friends.