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Fire Prevention Week – Plan 2 Ways Out!

October 8-14 is Fire Prevention Week, sponsored by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).  This year’s theme is “Every Second Counts – Plan 2 Ways Out.”  House fires happen for a variety of reasons, but regardless of the cause, it’s critically important that people within the home realize that in a fire, every second counts! It is highly advised to have an Annual Chimney Cleaning to be […]

We Build Outdoor Pizza Ovens

Along with other masonry services, our fireplace experts build outdoor fireplaces fire pits, and brick ovens. Our CSIA certified chimney sweeps understand fire science and what it takes to create the best outdoor products for function and safety. Many consumers prefer barbecue grills and outdoor kitchens for cooking and entertaining because of the benefits like: […]

Why Your Chimney Smells Bad

There’s nothing worse than a summer gathering ruined by a stinky chimney! It’s actually quite common in the summer months when humidity rises and moisture mingles with soot and creosote. A dirty chimney will mean a stinky chimney, so the best way to avoid the occurrence is to make sure your chimney system is cleaned […]

The Dangers of Creosote Buildup

Your chimney keeps your family safe by constantly working to vent harmful byproducts from your fire. All of the parts of the chimney system work together to do this job, and to do it right. In some cases, even a well-constructed chimney can become less efficient, however, and this is when dangerous circumstances can occur. […]

We Build Outdoor Fireplaces

Summer is here, and it’s time to think about your favorite outdoor space. An outdoor fireplace is a great addition to any yard, patio, or garden space. It brings up the value of your property.  An outdoor fireplace, designed to your specifications and built by an experienced professional is vastly different than a store bought […]

Masonry Heaters

In the United States, the traditional heat source of long-past has been the fireplace. Perhaps that is why the fireplace has been transformed in many ways through the years to burn more efficiently. Thus, resulting in oil and gas burning appliances, inserts, and log sets. However, in our service area of Indianapolis, Indiana, masonry heaters […]

Three Reasons to Avoid Chimney Cleaning Logs

Some of the most convenient fireplace products on the market can be bought at your local home improvement or hardware store. There are chemical products for suppressing fires, starting fires, and cleaning your chimney of creosote. All three of these products bear the CSIA Accepted Products logo, which means: They are related to hearths, sweeping, […]

Why You Should Not DIY When it Comes to Your Chimney

In a DIY world, there are a few things that you just shouldn’t do yourself. You wouldn’t pay the neighborhood handyman to build your dream home, so you shouldn’t hire an amateur to work on your chimney system. Your chimney system is as important as your home, your health, and your comfort–and it affects all […]

A Capped Chimney Offers Solutions To a Variety of Common Problems

There are many things that can go wrong during the life of your chimney. If you’re lucky, and diligent about maintaining your chimney system, you can avoid hazards that shorten your chimney’s life. Ideally, it should last the life of your home with preventative care, annual maintenance, and necessary minor repairs. One of the most […]

Schedule a Chimney and Fireplace Inspection Before Fall

Even though it’s springtime, Fall will be here before you know it. So, its time to begin thinking about your chimney and fireplace! If you haven’t already scheduled your chimney sweep and annual inspection, you should do so before fall. Avoid the Fall Rush For Chimney Service You can avoid the “fall rush” if you […]