Why You Need to Clean Your Chimney Before the First Snow

Why You Need to Clean Your Chimney Before the First Snow

Winter weather might be weeks away, but it's never too early to start preparing your home for cold and snow. Before the first flakes of the season fall in Colorado, chimney cleaning is essential. Learn why you should clean your chimney before the first snow, and discover what could happen if you skip this annual inspection. Read More

A property manager’s guide to preparing for winter

A property manager’s guide to preparing for winter

Winterizing properties is a valuable part of preventative maintenance that ensures no building falls into disarray during the long winter months. Therefore, it's important that you act before the winter comes, when weather is more conducive to dealing with both internal and external portions of the property. Here's a few valuable tips to help you prepare your valuable real estate for the winter. ...

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Don’t Put Your Home at Risk: Keep a Clean Chimney!

Don’t Put Your Home at Risk: Keep a Clean Chimney!

As cooler nights arrive; you may be craving a cozy fire in the fireplace to warm the chill. Many Colorado homes are gifted with indoor fireplaces, both gas and wood burning, and maintaining the upkeep is important for the safety of your family. According to FEMA, fireplaces account for more than 36% of residential fires every year, and routine cleaning is vital to preventing such tragedies. Read More

Fireplaces vs. Wood Burning Stoves

Fireplaces vs. Wood Burning Stoves

While fireplaces may be wonderful for setting a romantic mood, they are relatively inefficient when it comes to heating the home. On average, an operating open-wood burning fireplace can have efficiencies ranging up to 15 percent, depending upon its type and operation. However, if there is no fire and the damper is left open, a fireplace can actually have a "negative efficiency" as warm air from t...

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The blacker the bird, the cleaner the chimney

The blacker the bird, the cleaner the chimney

Imagine a Sweeping Goose... a chimney sweeping goose. Years ago, (I've been told) live geese were used to clean chimneys. A rope was tied around the bird and then thrown down the chimney flue. The frightened goose would flap his wings and clean the chimney. Now, for those of us without a goose, calling a reputable chimney cleaner to inspect and clean our chimney is the most civilized, safest...

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