When Do You Need Chimney & Vent Services

Unfortunately, many families discover too late that they needed chimney or vent cleaning services before the appliance started acting up or broke altogether. So the answer to the question of when you need chimney and vent services for the average family is annually. This simply means that you will want to schedule evaluations for any appliance that is venting through a chimney system or a vent tube. That can include dryers, woodstoves, free standing and inserts as well as masonry fireplaces. If you have a furnace, it can include that as well.

We Can Help You

The Mad Hatter serves the Marion and surrounding counties around Indianapolis, IN. We are here to help you solve problems with your home environment by inspecting, cleaning and maintaining appliances in your home that can be a hazard to you and your family. This could lead to potential fire hazards and all of our technicians are fully certified and trained on the appliance they are evaluating. Here is a list of the services The Mad Hatter provides to help your family.

End Result of a Chimney Fire home left to rubble
This is what could happen if you don’t have your fireplace/chimney routinely swept and inspected.
  • Chimney Sweeping and Inspections
  • Chimney & Masonry Repairs
  • Dryer Vent Cleaning

We also repair and install the following:

  • Chimney Caps
  • Dampers
  • Waterproofing

You Can’t Judge A Book By Its Cover

We often talk to people who tell us their chimney, fireplace or woodstove looks just fine. They believe we want to come out every year when their units “look” just fine. But we have seen too many times cases where a chimney looks great but has some dangerous conditions that are not seen unless you get on the inside of the unit. That’s why we use spotlights and video cameras to find problem areas like chimney leaks or cracks in the flue that you can’t see unless you get up-close and personal. If you have an older woodstove or masonry chimney system that you want to upgrade for efficiency, it takes some time to make sure all the right things are done to marry certain upgrades or it may be better to replace an appliance for safety reasons. Each change has it’s own set of circumstances that must be considered and a professional that does this every day is the best bet for time and safety.

Call Us For Service

Servicing a chimney is normally thought of about the time you want to use it. We recommend you call us ahead of time if at all possible. From October through January our appointment calendar can be out as much as a month. If you call us in the spring or summer, we have time to come out most weeks. Of course, if you haven’t thought about it until the fall or winter, give us a call and we will make it happen as quickly as possible.

When it comes to venting services, please call us before your dryer has to be turned on several times to dry your clothes. We find most families have us out once or twice a year depending on their individual circumstances.

The Mad Hatter is an affordable chimney company that cares about the people we serve in the Marion County area.

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