Month: December 2020

How Often Should You Have Your Chimney Inspected?

How Often Should You Have Your Chimney Inspected?

Have you ever wondered how often you should get your chimney inspected? The answer is somewhat complicated. It depends on a couple of factors. First, there are guidelines from the National Fire Protection Association that everyone should follow. But second, it depends on how often you use your fireplace, and how much creosote buildup you […]

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How Do I Start My Fireplace For the First Time?

How Do I Start My Fireplace For the First Time?

How do I start my fireplace for the first time? You might think starting a fire in your fireplace for the first time will be easy. When they think of a fireplace, most people imagine relaxing placidly by an already perfectly formed, lovely fire. They don’t think about the preparation behind the fire. There are […]

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What is the Most Popular Fireplace?

What is the Most Popular Fireplace?

What is the Most Popular Fireplace? A fireplace is a beautiful addition to your home. Great for social gatherings and priceless for family time, there’s nothing more intimate and welcoming than the warmth of a fire. If you don’t already have a fireplace, choosing one can be a bit overwhelming. That’s understandable. It’s a sizable […]

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How Much Does it Cost to Repair a Chimney?

How Much Does it Cost to Repair a Chimney?

How Much Does it Cost to Repair a Chimney? Having a fireplace adds charm and value to your Indianapolis home, and fireplaces are…

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How to Fix a Leaking Chimney

How to Fix a Leaking Chimney

Few home wear and tear problems are as frustrating as a leaky chimney, as there are so many reasons why a chimney might leak and because of the sometimes permanent damage, it can cause to your home. From rusted fireplace and chimney parts to water stains on your ceiling or walls, a leaking chimney is […]

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Does My Fireplace Flue Need to be Closed or Open?

Does My Fireplace Flue Need to be Closed or Open?

Have you ever wondered about how to work your fireplace flue? In what situations should it be open? When should it be closed? Are there any ramifications to having it open or closed at the wrong times? Find answers here, plus some useful tips. What’s a Fireplace Flue? A fireplace flue is the metal ductwork, […]

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Key Elements of Fireplace Design

Key Elements of Fireplace Design

There are two main aspects of fireplace design. The first aspect is about function. Your firebox, the hidden shelf above the firebox, and the flue must be installed properly to avoid smoke blowing into the house. The second aspect of fireplace design is face value. How does the fireplace look to you and others who […]

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How to Put Out a Fire in a Fireplace

How to Put Out a Fire in a Fireplace

The cold weather is fast approaching. Pretty soon you’ll want to cozy up in front of a crackling fire. Worried about those rogue sparks that land on your floor? Now you don’t have to be. Here’s a step-by-step guide to putting out a fire so you can have peace of mind as you turn in […]

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Best Way to Fix My Fireplace

Best Way to Fix My Fireplace

Best way to fix my fireplace. Oh, no! What’s wrong with my fireplace?A fireplace is a welcome asset to any home. But, like anything else, it needs regular care and maintenance to keep it in its best shape. It’s worth noting that different types of fireplaces have different issues. Here are some of the most […]

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Fireplace Installation Must-Haves

Fireplace Installation Must-Haves

Fireplace installation must-haves. There’s nothing like a home improvement project to get you in a good mood. If you’re having a new fireplace installed, perhaps you’ve thought about the things you might need to care for it and make it unique. Here are some of the essentials you need for a new fireplace.  Wood-Burning Fireplace […]

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