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 … 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

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 … Read more

The Comforts of a Wood Stove on a Fall Day

As summer turns into fall, we tend to look for ways to make our homes cozier for the upcoming winter months.  Throws and blankets come out of the closet.  Shorts and T-shirts are replaced with jeans and sweaters. Now is the time to think about other ways to warm up your house.  If you don’t … Read more

Tips for buying Firewood

It’s fall and time to make sure that you  have your needed wood supply for this winter.  I often get asked, “Is it all right to burn pine?  I hear that it is not a good wood.”  Needless to say, there are lots of different kinds of wood – pine, birch, cedar, maple, etc.   All … Read more

Our Communities’ Safety After The Waldo Canyon Fire

Over the course of the last few weeks the residence of Colorado Springs have all been faced with the fragility of our community and property when fire is involved.  The Waldo Canyon Fire took our neighborhood by storm but did not take away the remarkable tenacity of our community.  The overwhelming efforts of our firefighters … Read more

A Memorial Day Thank You

This Memorial Day Dr. SOOT, Chimney Sweep, Inc. wants to honor and acknowledge the enormous sacrifice our service men and women, throughout our history, have made for us to be free.  Let us hold this holiday sacred and teach our children about their history so that we may stay free.  After all, as we get … 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