Spark Arrestors Keep Your California Central Coast Home and Property Safe and Secure

Black room interior with a vintage sofa, chandelier, mirror and fireplace decorated with flowersNostalgics is the go-to spot for all things chimney and hearth related on California’s Central Coast. We’re passionate about top-notch service, unbeatable value, and skillful craftsmanship. As the area’s leading experts on chimneys, fireplaces, and stoves, we promote and sell spark arrestors.

What Are Spark Arrestors?

Spark arrestors (also known as “spark arresters”) are metal screens that keep embers from escaping your chimney. They’re often installed with a chimney cap. They don’t just capture embers and sparks, however. They also prevent wildlife from making themselves at home in your chimney. Spark arrestors serve many other important functions, including:

  • Improved safety – By catching embers, sparks, and other hot material, spark arrestors help prevent fires on your roof and property. This is especially important in areas where wildfires occur.
  • Protection for wildlife – Spark arrestors also prevent wildlife from making a home in your chimney. Hindering wildlife intrusion keeps birds, rodents, and other animals safe from your fireplace. And it keeps your fireplace safe from them and the nests they build in your chimney.
  • Enhanced efficiency – Spark arrestors help maintain optimal airflow in your chimney. That enables improved efficiency of your open-burning fireplaces.
  • Reducing creosote buildup – Spark arrestors reduce downdrafts and moisture in your chimney. That helps lessen the creosote levels in your chimney.

What Kind of Fireplaces Need Spark Arrestors?

Not every fireplace needs a spark arrestor. For example, gas fireplaces don’t produce sparks or embers, so they don’t need spark arrestors. However, wood burning fireplaces like open-burning and tin box fireplaces do.

Open-burning fireplaces are brick and stone edifices with chimneys and flues. To use them, you stack wood and kindling, and light it with a match.

Tin box fireplaces are more portable and far less effective than open-burning fireplaces. They’re made from metal boxes and are often used in camping or sitting out on your patio. They let you stay warm without an open fire.

Why You Should Choose Nostalgics for Your Spark Arrestors

Our founder started out as a chimney sweep in 1982. We’ve since grown into a full-service fireplace and stove service company located in Santa Maria, CA, and serving the California Central Coast. We’ve seen it all when it comes to fireplaces. Contact us today to schedule a consultation in your home about your spark arrestor needs.

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“Great job from beginning to end. Permits were handled professionally with no issues on our part. We were kept appraised of everything that was going on. Would recommend Nostalgic's without any reservations. Love our new PG&E bill!”

- John A

“Great for service of a rare pellet stove! We appreciated their knowledge, responsiveness and willingness to drive about an hour from their home base to help us. We will definitely use their services in the future!”

- Kristen P

“Roy and his team from Nostaglics sold the Avalon stove in our house to the home's previous owner. We've been here for almost 17 years now and have had Nostalgics out every other year for a sweep and an inspection. I'll tell you what, I sleep sound at night knowing that my family is safe and warm.”

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