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Meet Hannah!

Meet Hannah!

CMO’s Outfitter of the Month for May Hannah is the Production Coordinator here at Chimney & Masonry Outfitters. She plays a vital role in the success of CMO and our ability to give each of our homeowners the best customer service possible. She has a part in completing each of the jobs we do here. Hannah currently resides in […]

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Home Inspections: What to Expect

Home Inspections: What to Expect

As a prospective home buyer, a home inspection is your protection against hidden disasters. An inspector performs a noninvasive examination of the home to determine any reasonably discoverable issues, suggest solutions and estimate costs before you are completely committed. The home inspection is an anxiety-inducing but crucial process, and it is important to do your […]

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Vented vs. Vent-Free Gas Fireplaces

Vented vs. Vent-Free Gas Fireplaces

If you are hoping to install a gas fireplace, you likely have some key questions: What are the differences between a vented fireplace and a vent-free fireplace? Which fireplace is right for you and your home? This blog post compares the two different models and details the advantages of each so that you can make […]

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How to Prevent and Treat Weeds on Your Masonry Patio

How to Prevent and Treat Weeds on Your Masonry Patio

There is nothing like a clean, well-maintained masonry patio, particularly now as warmer weather has arrived in Indiana. Brick pavers offer a uniformity and classic aesthetic appeal, as well as durability, color integrity and low maintenance. However, patio pavers often raise one concern: weeds. Weeds can sometimes take hold between the joints of patio pavers. […]

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Tips for Negotiating an Offer and Closing the Deal

Tips for Negotiating an Offer and Closing the Deal

Negotiation is key when buying a new house. While some sellers might accept that “perfect” number right away, more often than not they will respond with a counteroffer. This is especially true if you’re dealing with competition and multiple other offers. In these situations, you should look to your real estate agent; they will lead […]

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Why is it Good Luck to Shake a Chimney Sweep’s Hand?

Why is it Good Luck to Shake a Chimney Sweep’s Hand?

When you think of a chimney sweep, Dick Van Dyke’s portrayal of Bert in Disney’s Mary Poppins likely comes to mind; he’s a cultural icon. Throughout the film, Bert repeatedly mentions to the children and Mary Poppins that “a sweep is a lucky as lucky can be” and that the “good luck will rub off” […]

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Spring Cleaning: Now is the Time to Schedule a Sweep

Spring Cleaning: Now is the Time to Schedule a Sweep

Spring is the time for hitting refresh, cleaning out your closet, revitalizing your garden and taking care of those home maintenance tasks that have been neglected in the colder months. As you begin the spring cleaning process, why not go ahead and schedule your annual chimney sweep?

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Meet Kevin!

Meet Kevin!

Kevin has been working with Chimney & Masonry Outfitters for over 3 years. He is a vital part of both our sales and leadership teams. Kevin is integral in the training of our outfitters, some of whom will soon be taking Kevin’s place while he works to expand CMO to new cities. Kevin and his wife […]

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How to Price Your House to Sell

How to Price Your House to Sell

When pricing your home for sale, your emotions can easily get in the way. How can you quantify years of priceless memories and experiences? However, don’t conflate sentimental value with actual value. Pricing with your heart can leave your house sitting on the market for far too long. The following are some savvy strategies to […]

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What You Should Expect From a High-Quality Chimney Sweep

What You Should Expect From a High-Quality Chimney Sweep

Navigating the home service industry can be tricky. Inflated costs make it difficult to be sure that you are really getting what you pay for. At Chimney & Masonry Outfitters, we want to demystify the process, so that our neighbors can receive the service they deserve at a fair price. The following is a step-by-step […]

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