Month: November 2019

Burning Trash and Paper in Your Fireplace: Is it Safe?

Burning Trash and Paper in Your Fireplace: Is it Safe?

Fireplaces add a comfortable and fashionable touch to any Indianapolis home. Your fireplace is the centerpiece for family gatherings and cozy nights, and will help keep your home toasty warm throughout the winter. Safe fireplace operation is critical for the health of your fireplace, home, and family. It may be incredibly tempting to simply toss […]

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How to Treat and Prevent Weeds on Your Masonry Patio

How to Treat and Prevent Weeds on Your Masonry Patio

A masonry patio offers a great outdoor space to take advantage of Nashville’s gorgeous summers. Stone or brick masonry creates a beautiful patio space that is durable, fire-resistant, and aesthetically pleasing. However, even masonry patios require some upkeep. The most common challenge that you will face with your masonry patio is the stubborn weeds that […]

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Wood Ashes In Your Fireplace: How to Remove Them

Wood Ashes In Your Fireplace: How to Remove Them

A wood-burning fireplace makes the bitter Nashville a little easier to tolerate. There is nothing quite like snuggling up in front of your fireplace and soaking up a bit of the warmth. However, fireplaces do require cleaning and maintenance to ensure their optimal performance. A by-product of burning wood is wood ashes, and these can […]

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Masonry Protection This Winter

Masonry Protection This Winter

Masonry is a beautiful feature for many Indianapolis homes, but it does require some TLC. Winters here in Indiana come with blistering cold, snow, and harsh winds. In order to keep your masonry structurally sound and looking its best, there are some steps you should take to protect it from the winter elements. In this […]

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What to Expect From a High Quality Chimney Sweep

What to Expect From a High Quality Chimney Sweep

A chimney sweep is an annual form of chimney maintenance and prevention that will help keep your chimney is the optimal condition. Chimney sweeps also reduce the risk of a disastrous chimney fire. Hiring a professional like Chimney & Masonry Outfitters is critical for ensuring a high-quality, effective chimney sweep. However, not all sweeps are […]

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Common Gas Fireplace Problems

Common Gas Fireplace Problems

Gas fireplaces are common in many modern homes. Many people opt for a gas fireplace because of their simple operation and clean burning. However, there are a number of common issues associated with gas fireplaces. Knowing the common gas fireplace problems will help you when deciding on a new fireplace, determining any necessary upgrades, or […]

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How to Decorate Your Fireplace Mantel This Fall

How to Decorate Your Fireplace Mantel This Fall

November poses a difficult problem for homeowners who love to decorate: it’s too late for Halloween and too early for the winter holidays. Fortunately, there are tons of ways you can decorate your fireplace mantel this fall that are easy, beautiful and won’t break the bank! Here are 10 ideas to get you started: 1) […]

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