Now that the cold weather is here, it’s time to call (719) 661-3277 to schedule your Chimney Cleaning, Fireplace, and Stove Service and Repairs. Or take the short, pleasant 20-minute drive up the hill to Visit Our Showroom in Woodland Park. While you’re here, you can choose your new stove or fireplace. Our showroom is easy to find. We’re just about 15 miles up US-24 East of the Springs at 11164 US-24, Woodland Park, CO 80863.
With the long and cold winters here in Colorado Springs and throughout El Paso County, CO, having a certified chimney sweep perform annual cleaning is the best way to keep your home and family safe while using the fireplace or heating stove.
The stunning flames in the fireplace or heating stove are attractive to look at and a source of comfort on a snowy day. However, when you burn wood in the fireplace or heating stove, the combustion process creates various naturally occurring substances, including creosote.
This initially powdery substance, comprised mainly of carbon and tar, clings to the flue and other areas inside the chimney. Over time, it hardens into a dark, tarry, and very flammable material that is challenging to remove without a sweep professional. Also, as you burn wood throughout the winter, the creosote continues to build up. Thus, increasing the risk of fire and exposure to carbon monoxide and other harmful contaminants. Our chimney sweep professionals have the tools and supplies to safely remove hardened creosote in the flue without damaging the chimney.
While enjoying those family cookouts, hiking around Pikes Peak, and other summer outdoor adventures throughout the Colorado Springs valley area, your chimney may have been collecting leaves, twigs, and other debris. Also, bats, moles, snakes, skunks, and even an occasional porcupine have been found inside chimneys. This wildlife squeezes through a damaged or missing chimney cap or gaps in the masonry.
They make a mess in the chimney, and the nests they build are combustible, making them a fire hazard. Foreign objects in the flue are dangerous. It restricts the venting of smoke and poisonous carbon monoxide fumes, which can cause a sudden backdraft that fills your home with smoke, hot debris, and toxic fumes. When you hire FlameMaster® as your chimney sweep, our specially trained technicians thoroughly clean the entire chimney. It reduces fire and safety hazards, improving indoor air quality.
Do you remember the last time you had a chimney sweep clean or inspect the chimney? Whether you operate a gas or wood-burning heating appliance, your chimney needs occasional maintenance and repairs, just like any other appliance in your home. So sign up with FlameMaster for our annual chimney inspection service.
Our F.I.R.E. certified inspector will ensure your chimney, vents, and attached heating appliances are safe to use. Our yearly inspection service will also reduce more extensive repairs, prolonging the life of your flue liner, damper, and other components.
Certified by the Chimney Sweep Institute of America (C.S.I.A.), National Chimney Sweep Guild (N.C.S.G.), and The International Association of Fireplace & Chimney Inspectors (F.I.R.E.), FlameMaster is the premiere chimney, cleaning, and repair company serving communities throughout the Colorado Springs valley and El Paso County, CO, area. Please call us at (719) 661-3277 to set up your appointment, or fill out our contact form to consult with an experienced chimney technician.