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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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Understanding Real Estate Representation

Understanding Real Estate Representation

Buying or selling a house can be an emotional whirlwind. However, this process is first and foremost a legal transaction. Because of this, it is crucial to select real estate representation that will protect your interests in the transaction. In this blog post, we’ve provided an overview of the most common types of agency relationships […]

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Why Does My Chimney Smell In The Summer?

Why Does My Chimney Smell In The Summer?

In the middle of this hot Indiana summer, it’s likely that you haven’t thought much about your chimney. That is, until you could no longer ignore that persistent musty, smoky odor. It’s normal for a chimney to have a scent, but if your chimney is noticeably smelly, especially in the summer, there is an issue […]

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The 3 Stages of Creosote Buildup You Should Know About

The 3 Stages of Creosote Buildup You Should Know About

Many homeowners know the buildup of creosote inside a chimney is dangerous. It can cause poor chimney performance and even lead to a chimney fire if left untreated. What many may not know are the different stages of creosote buildup and how it can impact their chimney service. If you haven’t had your chimney serviced […]

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