Clogged Dryer Vent?
Cleaning the lint trap in your dryer is an everyday activity, not performed by superheroes. It’s a task we perform many times a week. We wash a load of clothes, transfer it to the dryer, clean out the lint trap, shut the door, turn it on and walk away. We don’t think it could, potentially be […]
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 […]
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 […]
Benefits of Chimney Flue Caps?
Although you may be familiar with chimney flue caps, you may be wondering what benefits they offer. Besides giving your chimney flue a completed look, flue caps keep your chimney functional and safe so you can keep the home fires burning. What Is A Flue Cap? A flue cap is placed over and attached to […]
Back puffing – have you had this problem?
Specialty caps and cap dampers can solve back puffing problems. As the weather gets colder and we close up our homes, turn on the furnace and use our fireplaces, we sometimes experience smoke coming back into the room. Why does this happen? The underlying cause of back puffing is negative pressure. When your home is […]
Should I have my chimney checked – masonry or brick?
Do you have a masonry or a brick chimney? Is your fireplace wood burning or is it gas? Did you use it at all this last year? However you answered those questions actually makes no difference. The answer is the same. You need to have your wood burning chimney inspected every year and swept as […]
Maintenance is key to Safety
Just like changing the oil in your car prolongs its life, the same is true for fireplaces and woodstoves. The National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) recommends all wood burning systems (fireplaces and woodstoves) be structurally checked annually and have their chimneys swept as necessary. Spring is the best time of year to do it because […]
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 […]
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. […]
NBC’s Today Show Hidden Camera Report on Chimney Sweeps…and Why Dr. SOOT would not be caught!
On October 12th, NBC’s Today Show did a hidden camera report on chimney sweeps. With the weather getting colder it is important to make sure that your fireplace and chimney are in good working order, and that your chimney is clean, before you touch a match to that first fire of the year. There is […]