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

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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

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

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