Month: October 2016

Chimney Sweeping, Smoke Alarms, and the Educated Homeowner

Chimney Sweeping, Smoke Alarms, and the Educated Homeowner

A chimney sweep is recommended at least once annually by the National Fire Protection Agency – from their mouths to your ears (or eyes, in this case) – Standard 211: “chimneys, fireplace, and vents shall be inspected at least once a year for soundness, freedom from deposits, and correct clearances. Cleaning, maintenance, and repairs shall […]

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The Three Whys

The Three Whys

Fire-burning season is upon us – we smell those fire-pits and chimneys on evening walks through the quiet Broad Ripple neighborhoods – the best! It’s been a beautiful Fall so far, and that chimney is going to get its fair-share of use! According to the 2017 Farmers’ Almanac (which came out in August 2016), “forewarns […]

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Are Chimney Sweeps Licensed?

Are Chimney Sweeps Licensed?

The Chimney Sweeping Industry, in general, is not a licensed industry – meaning that you do not need to obtain a license in order to perform the skill of chimney sweeping. But – that is not to say that you just throw your hands up in defeat of finding a “good-one” and go with the […]

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Gas vs Wood Burning Fireplaces: Which is Better?

Gas vs Wood Burning Fireplaces: Which is Better?

Fireplaces are beautiful addition to any home, but in colder climates, fireplaces are often used as a source of heat generation. Thus, the fuel it uses becomes an important factor. Which is a better option: gas or wood? Let’s take a look at several important categories and how gas and wood measure up. Ease of […]

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Meet Jimmy!

Meet Jimmy!

Meet Jimmy: CMO’s Outfitter of the Month for October Jimmy is the main point of contact for realtors — from the time they call in for an estimate until the work is complete. He enjoys the personal interactions he is able to have with our real estate partners and is excited to grow new and […]

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Trulia Suggests Fall is the Best Time to Buy or Sell a Home

Trulia Suggests Fall is the Best Time to Buy or Sell a Home

The folks over at Trulia recently indicated that Fall may be an ideal time to sell or buy a home – we’re not necessarily opposed to their insights related to the proposition and, be it that we are a chimney and masonry company, the closer to fire-burning season, the more attentive we get to how […]

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Chimney Draft Issues 101

Chimney Draft Issues 101

If you have a chimney, chances are that you have at least heard of chimney draft issues, even if you haven’t experienced them. As we delve into the topic of chimney drafts, it’s important to first understand what a draft is and how it works. Draft is the term used to describe how air flows […]

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