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Becoming A Certified Chimney Inspector

Becoming A Certified Chimney Inspector

Chimney inspection and maintenance is important work; it’s an essential part of providing safety and preventing house fires. That’s why at CMO, we make sure that all of our technicians are certified through the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA). This certification ensures that they have been thoroughly trained and are as knowledgeable and experienced […]

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When Does the Fireplace Damper Need to Be Open?

When Does the Fireplace Damper Need to Be Open?

As summer winds down and fall approaches here in Indianapolis, you may be looking forward to the first chilly night you’ll spend warming up around the fire at home. That’s why at CMO, we think it’s time to refresh your knowledge on fireplace safety and give you a quick rundown on fireplace dampers.

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Chimney Maintenance to Prepare for Fall

Chimney Maintenance to Prepare for Fall

As summer comes to an end and the weather grows chillier in Indianapolis, staying indoors and cozying up by the fireplace becomes a frequent occurrence. That’s why it’s important to make sure your fireplace is in the best possible condition in the fall, and especially by the time those cold winter nights roll around. 

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The Difference Between Brick and Brick Veneer

The Difference Between Brick and Brick Veneer

Designing your home is an important part of making sure that your space feels inviting, comfy, and unique. Brick and brick veneer are popular materials used inside and outside the home. While brick and brick veneer may seem similar, there are actually differences that may impact the way you use them.

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The Dangers of Creosote

The Dangers of Creosote

Your fireplace is a warm, cozy, and unique feature of your home. Not only do you want to keep your fireplace in top-notch condition, but you also want to make sure your family and your home stay safe while you’re enjoying all of the benefits of your fireplace.

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Requirements for Gas Fireplace Maintenance

Requirements for Gas Fireplace Maintenance

A gas fireplace is a convenient, cozy, and unique feature to have in your home—especially if you live in Indianapolis and want to stay warm during the chilly winter months. 

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How a Chimney Flue Does Its Job

How a Chimney Flue Does Its Job

A fireplace is an excellent addition to your Indianapolis home. But in order for you to enjoy your fireplace, you need a well-functioning chimney. Understanding the basic anatomy and parts of your chimney is crucial for keeping it in working order. 

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What’s a Chimney Rain Cap?

What’s a Chimney Rain Cap?

Many Indianapolis homeowners have a fireplace and chimney. However, without detailed chimney education, it is difficult for many homeowners to know all of the many parts in their chimney. Understanding the anatomy and role of different chimney parts is key to keeping your chimney in its best condition and understanding any chimney problems. 

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The Best Brick for a Fireplace Repair

The Best Brick for a Fireplace Repair

The fireplace is the centerpiece of your Indianapolis home and an incredible place to gather around all winter long. No matter how well you take care of your fireplace, it may need a little TLC from time to time. 

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Tools to Keep Your Chimney Clean in Indianapolis

Tools to Keep Your Chimney Clean in Indianapolis

It’s just a chimney, right? Get a brush, hop onto the roof, stick the brush down the chimney. Cleaning it yourself sounds doable–but do you know what equipment you really need, and how to stay safe? The tools of the trade are more than a brush and ladder. Check out the tools for a chimney […]

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