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How Does Harsh Weather Affect My Chimney?

How Does Harsh Weather Affect My Chimney?

A fireplace in your home helps make the bitter Indiana winters a bit more tolerable. While fireplaces will help keep you warm and cozy, the brutal winters can damage your chimney. The winter elements like snow, ice and fluctuating temperatures can damage your chimney or greatly enhance existing damage. It is important to know how […]

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How do I Know If My Chimney Needs Restored?

How do I Know If My Chimney Needs Restored?

Having a fireplace in your Indiana home is a huge benefit during the chilly falls and blistering winters. You can receive direct warmth and a cozy ambiance that a furnace or boiler just cannot match. However, your chimney is just as important for the functioning of your fireplace as your actual fireplace. A damaged chimney […]

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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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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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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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5 Fireplace Safety Tips for National Fireplace Month

5 Fireplace Safety Tips for National Fireplace Month

Summer is over and fall is bringing cooler weather which means that fire season is right around the corner. And while there’s something warm and charming about chestnuts roasting by an open fire, the reality can be far more dangerous if you don’t take the right precautions. Every year, there are nearly 375,000 house fires […]

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When is the Best Time of Year to Get a Chimney Sweep?

When is the Best Time of Year to Get a Chimney Sweep?

The amount of work for a homeowner seems endless. Besides just the weekly tasks like mowing lawns or cleaning floors, there are also seasonal chores like fertilizing grass or shoveling snow. All of these jobs are important for keeping a happy, safe home but there’s one in particular that sometimes slips through the cracks: getting […]

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Why Is Creosote Dangerous For Your Chimney?

Why Is Creosote Dangerous For Your Chimney?

A lot of people have heard that creosote is bad for their chimney but haven’t really taken the time to learn why—or worse, they simply don’t care. But understanding what creosote is and why it is dangerous for your chimney is incredibly important for knowing how to prevent costly and potentially life-threatening fires in your […]

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Fall Real Estate Marketing Tips

Fall Real Estate Marketing Tips

For most people, transitioning from summer to fall is an exciting time of the year. The leaves are changing, the air is fresh, and the holidays are soon approaching. For real estate agents, however, the autumn months can feel a bit…dragging.  According to SetSchedule.com, August, September and December are the weakest months of the year […]

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Why You Should Install a Chimney Cap

Why You Should Install a Chimney Cap

The winter months will be here before you know it. When the temperature outside gets chilly, there’s nothing like relaxing by the cozy, warm fireplace. Your chimney system not only adds charm to your home, it also plays an important role in ensuring that you can enjoy a safe fire. Unfortunately, your chimney can also […]

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