The answer to a Bradford Pear is to replace it with one of several sturdy, reliable, beautiful ornamentals that are well-suited to the Sacramento area. Price differences between the Bradford and other ornamentals are negligible. Certainly, a few dollars per tree matters to developers but that's rarely a problem for a homeowner shopping for a tree or two. The longer you keep a Bradford Pear, the more growth-time you are denying the replacement tree. Don't waste years on a bad tree. If your Bradford is freshly out of the nursery bucket, you can shovel it out yourself and choose a nice tree from your supplier. Of course, any tree big enough to fall on top of a person, building, or fence will require professional removal. The sooner you act, the less money you'll spend and the less disruption to your yard.
I wish all our friends and valued customers a very happy and safe Thanksgiving.