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How to Safely Remove Wood Ashes From Your Fireplace

How to Safely Remove Wood Ashes From Your Fireplace

The burning of solid fuels in your stove, fireplace or insert, be it wood, coal or pellets, will inevitably leave behind ashes that need to be removed, regardless of how efficiently your particular unit burns. These remaining ashes must be removed periodically to prevent them from harming both the performance and durability of your unit. […]

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Fire Safety Tips for the Holidays

Fire Safety Tips for the Holidays

From holiday candles to Christmas trees, dangling garlands and fireplaces, seasonal decorations can often be hazardous if not properly put up with care, or if it’s placed next to a potentially dangerous item. Follow our fire safety tips to keep your holidays safe for you, your family and your guests. Inspect your lights before hanging […]

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What is the cost of a chimney inspection?

What is the cost of a chimney inspection?

Whether you’re burning logs or firing up the gas fireplace, chimney maintenance should be a top priority every year. Standard and basic chimney inspection costs vary depending on roof accessibility and the type of chimney you need inspected, but generally speaking you can plan to spend about $100 to $250. Chimneys left unclean are a […]

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What is a chimney inspection?

What is a chimney inspection?

A chimney inspection is a service performed to look for buildups and blockages, followed by sweeping to remove problems inhibiting performance. In this article, we will outline what is involved in a good chimney sweep, as well as the three different levels of a chimney inspection that are available to you. A good chimney company […]

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How the Freezing and Thawing Cycle Can Affect Your Chimney

How the Freezing and Thawing Cycle Can Affect Your Chimney

The freeze/thaw cycle can cause significant damage to the bricks and the mortar of your chimney. Indiana weather can be all over the place sometimes, and although those surprise warm and sunny days we get in the middle of February are nice, did you ever stop to think what that nice, warm weather is doing […]

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Will Homeowners Insurance Cover Chimney Repairs?

Will Homeowners Insurance Cover Chimney Repairs?

When it comes to homeowners insurance covering chimney repair, there is good news and bad news. The good news is, damage that occurs as a result of a sudden, unexpected incident will usually be covered. The not-so-good news is that any damage resulting from normal wear and tear is typically never covered. To determine if […]

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When to Call in a Chimney Sweep for Help

When to Call in a Chimney Sweep for Help

As we approach the cold winter months, many people are wondering when a good time to call a chimney sweep may be. In short: now. Before you start using it on a regular basis. As a general rule of thumb, we recommend hiring a chimney sweep once a year, and in this post we will […]

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3 Things to Keep in Mind About Online Property Search

3 Things to Keep in Mind About Online Property Search

Property search has gone digital. Finding a home in 2018 looks very different than finding a home in 1998 or even 2008. Millennials currently makeup 56% of first-time home buyers and are the largest demographic of home buyers generally. So, naturally, online property search services have become much more prevalent. These tools offer convenience and […]

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5 Questions to Consider When Hiring a Chimney Sweep

5 Questions to Consider When Hiring a Chimney Sweep

As we mentioned in our recent blog post, Chimney Sweep FAQs, not all chimney sweeps are created equal. Unfortunately, virtually anyone could start a business and call themselves a sweep. This presents problems for homeowners looking for high-quality service and expertise. How can you be sure that a sweep meets those standards before allowing him […]

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What NOT to Burn in Your Fireplace

What NOT to Burn in Your Fireplace

The key to a roaring fire and a healthy chimney system is using the right fuel. In a recent blog post, we discussed which types of wood serve as the best fuel for your fire. In this post, however, we will be exploring the opposite end of the spectrum: what NOT to burn in your […]

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