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The Necessities of Gas Fireplace Maintenance

The Necessities of Gas Fireplace Maintenance

Gas fireplaces need less maintenance than traditional wood-burning fireplaces; however, it will still require some service. Inadequate cleaning and maintenance can lead to inefficient burning or even gaskets wearing out, letting dangerous carbon monoxide into the air. Cleaning your gas fireplace prevents the buildup of debris and increases the safety of the fireplace. 

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Creating Fireplace Designs

Creating Fireplace Designs

A fireplace can be the highlight of your home. Nowadays, except for traditional fireplaces, most are relatively easy to install, cost-effective, and energy-efficient. Fireplace design options are limitless and can add much aesthetic appeal to your dwelling. The design process begins with the type of fireplace you have.

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Chimney Sweep Season

Chimney Sweep Season

It’s fall! That typically means comfortable Indianapolis weather, pumpkin and apple, and sports. It’s all about enjoying the weather and getting ready before winter hits. While fall looks a little different this year, one thing is the same: it’s chimney sweep season.

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Replacing a Gas Fireplace With a Wood-Burning Insert

Replacing a Gas Fireplace With a Wood-Burning Insert

Gas fireplaces offer convenience and ease, but many Indianapolis homeowners find unparalleled quality in a wood-burning fireplace. While wood-burning fireplaces used to be the norm, many modern homes include gas fireplaces. The good news is that you can convert a gas fireplace into a wood-burning fireplace if that is what you want for your Indianapolis […]

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Does a Gas Fireplace have a Chimney Flue?

Does a Gas Fireplace have a Chimney Flue?

One of the best investments for your Indianapolis home is a fireplace. Classic wood-burning fireplaces have a nostalgic appeal, but they require quite a bit of maintenance. Right now, gas fireplaces are gaining popularity, and many people want to get them because they believe gas fireplaces don’t have a chimney flue. 

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Evidence for a Chimney Cleaning

Evidence for a Chimney Cleaning

You hear it every year, “it’s time for your annual chimney cleaning!” A professional chimney cleaning, known as a chimney sweep, is not a huge investment, but it is another added expense. As an Indianapolis homeowner, you may be rightfully wondering if it’s worth the money to get a chimney cleaning each and every year. 

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Becoming A Certified Chimney Inspector

Becoming A Certified Chimney Inspector

Chimney inspection and maintenance is important work; it’s an essential part of providing safety and preventing house fires. That’s why at CMO, we make sure that all of our technicians are certified through the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA). This certification ensures that they have been thoroughly trained and are as knowledgeable and experienced […]

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When Does the Fireplace Damper Need to Be Open?

When Does the Fireplace Damper Need to Be Open?

As summer winds down and fall approaches here in Indianapolis, you may be looking forward to the first chilly night you’ll spend warming up around the fire at home. That’s why at CMO, we think it’s time to refresh your knowledge on fireplace safety and give you a quick rundown on fireplace dampers.

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Chimney Maintenance to Prepare for Fall

Chimney Maintenance to Prepare for Fall

As summer comes to an end and the weather grows chillier in Indianapolis, staying indoors and cozying up by the fireplace becomes a frequent occurrence. That’s why it’s important to make sure your fireplace is in the best possible condition in the fall, and especially by the time those cold winter nights roll around. 

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The Difference Between Brick and Brick Veneer

The Difference Between Brick and Brick Veneer

Designing your home is an important part of making sure that your space feels inviting, comfy, and unique. Brick and brick veneer are popular materials used inside and outside the home. While brick and brick veneer may seem similar, there are actually differences that may impact the way you use them.

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