Thinking of disposing your Christmas tree in a fireplace? Here’s why you shouldn’t​

Thinking of disposing your Christmas tree in a fireplace? Here’s why you shouldn’t While Santa may be able to sneak in and out of homes on Christmas Eve through the magic of a fireplace, we feel it’s sometimes necessary to remind our local customers that the best way to dispose of a Christmas tree is … Read more

The Basic Parts of the Chimney

Chase The outside structure of the chimney which can be wood, Masonite, stucco, brick, stone, block and is hollow between the flue and the outer wall. Flue The lined opening from the fireplace to 4 or more inches above the crown wash.  A Masonry system is lined with flue tiles while manufactured or z/c systems … Read more

How to Chose a Wood Stove

Wood stoves are becoming a popular choice for heating homes on a budget and cutting heating bills during winter months. The following will help guide you in choosing your next Colorado Springs wood stove. It’s important to know how to chose the best wood stove for your space and usage. Whether replacing an old stove … Read more

Common Chimney Problems

Common Chimney Problems | Colorado Springs Chimney Sweep As a local Colorado Springs chimney sweep we see plenty of chimney issues.  Some problems are simple fixes and some problems are bigger and more costly. Early detection is the key to keeping your costs low. The following are common chimney problems that can often be avoided … Read more

How Often Should My Chimney Be Cleaned?

The job of a chimney sweep is to remove debris and build-up in your chimney. Creosote and other debris accumulate in your chimney so it’s recommended to have your chimney cleaned by a professional chimney sweeper at least once a year. Over time creosote, a flammable substance that builds up in your chimney or liner … Read more

5 FAQs of Dr. SOOT, Chimney Sweep – Colorado Springs

As one of the top Colorado Springs chimney professional cleaners, we get lots of questions about all things having to do with chimneys.  To answer a few common questions, we’ve compiled five frequently asked questions for Colorado Springs chimney cleaners.  Why does my chimney need to be cleaned? You may be surprised that deep inside … Read more

Now is the time to prepare your firewood for next fall

We’ve put our winter coats away (we hope!), the sun is shining and although there are still some cooler evenings, for the most part you are probably thinking you are done using the fireplace until next fall.  So you don’t need to replenish your woodpile until August or September, right?  Wrong!  Now is the time … Read more

3 Reasons to have a Flue Cap

Reason # 1 Spring is in the air and the critters are on the move.  Mama raccoon is looking for a good, safe place to birth her “kits” and if you have a masonry chimney without a flue cap, you may be chosen for her new home.  A good quality flue cap installed correctly will … Read more

Did Critters Find a New Home In Your Chimney?

Your favorite Christmas present is the big screen TV you got.  The installation guys have finally come and hung it over the fireplace.  You settle in on the couch to watch the latest game, and all of a sudden you hear a scratching noise.  THAT’S not part of the announcers instant replay patter!  What’s that … Read more

Santa Claus Is Coming to Town…Is Your Chimney Ready?

It was the night BEFORE the night before Christmas, and the North Pole was in final preparations for the big night.  Final touches were put on the toys and gifts that Santa would deliver around the world the next night.  Lists were being checked and double-checked – who was naughty and who was nice? Mrs. … Read more

Are you a Responsible Chimney Owner?

Being a responsible chimney owner is like being a responsible pet owner.  Each year you get a notice from your veterinarian to bring your pet in for a wellness checkup.  Although you can’t take your chimney to the vet, the same recommendation for an annual exam applies.  The National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) recommends annual … Read more