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Meet Sheldon and Vince!

Meet Sheldon and Vince!

Meet Sheldon and Vince: CMO’s Outfitters of the Month for June.   Sheldon and Vince have been working together at CMO since 2013. As they progress, they are perfecting their craft and taking on heavier masonry jobs. Sheldon has consistently gone the extra mile to provide excellent service no matter the cost and is always looking […]

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Chimney Swifts: How to Handle These Summertime Visitors

Chimney Swifts: How to Handle These Summertime Visitors

Chimney Swifts are as fond as your chimney as you are (perhaps even more so) and could be planning a visit quite soon. As a chimney owner in the Indiana region, it is important that you are informed about these birds, their nesting patterns and the safety procedures to carry out if/when you encounter them […]

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5 Up-and-Coming Urban Neighborhoods in Indy

5 Up-and-Coming Urban Neighborhoods in Indy

The housing market in Indianapolis began to rebound about three years ago. However, recently the market has boomed to incredible heights. Urban Indy neighborhoods that were once deteriorating are undergoing waves of revitalization. Young professionals, new families and empty nesters alike are seeking homes near the excitement of downtown living. While the Chatham Arch & […]

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Chimney Leaks: Prevention and Repairs

Chimney Leaks: Prevention and Repairs

As a homeowner, you understand the seriousness of the words “water damage.” In fact, that phrase might even physically repulse you. If your basement was flooded, if your ceiling was leaking, if any other area of your home was suffering water damage you would act immediately to repair that damage and prevent future problems. Why, […]

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Preparing a House for Sale

Preparing a House for Sale

Every seller wants his or her home to sell for a good price and as quickly as possible. However, that won’t just happen on its own. To achieve this requires careful preparation and a lot of work. Too many sellers fail to make any changes to the property and are then left sitting on the […]

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Poultice Creosote Remover: A Handy Product to Help Keep Your Chimney Clean

Poultice Creosote Remover: A Handy Product to Help Keep Your Chimney Clean

Where there is a chimney, there is creosote. This black, tar-like residue is an inevitable byproduct of wood burning. Creosote builds up in the chimney flue over time, so it is important that it be cleaned and removed regularly. The substance is highly combustible and could potentially lead to dangerous flue fires. First and second-degree […]

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Different Types of Chimney Dampers

Different Types of Chimney Dampers

Chimney dampers either open your chimney to or seal your chimney from the outside elements. They serve as a sort of “gateway” between your home and the outdoors. When your fireplace is in use, an open chimney damper ensures a proper draft and the ventilation of smoke. However, when your fireplace is not in use, […]

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Meet Miles!

Meet Miles!

Meet Miles: CMO’s Outfitter of the Month for May Miles is the Director of Operations here at Chimney & Masonry Outfitters. He has played a crucial role in the growth and organization of our company. He is thorough and goes above and beyond month after month. Miles went to Wabash College and currently lives in […]

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Is Spring Really the Best Time to Sell a House?

Is Spring Really the Best Time to Sell a House?

General wisdom tells us that spring is the best time to sell a house. Logic seems to support this idea, particularly if you live in a climate with hot summers and cold winters (like Indiana). The warmer weather and longer days draw people out, increasing traffic to open houses. In addition, many people with children […]

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Wood Storage Tips

Wood Storage Tips

As warmer weather approaches, you may find yourself using your beautiful fireplace a little less frequently than you did during the chilly winter months. Although you will probably find yourself gathering around the hearth during brisk nights all year round (Indiana weather, am I right?), this is the time to start thinking about storing your […]

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