What is the Freeze/Thaw Cycle?

Knowing your fireplace and chimney system is half the battle when it comes to having a long-lasting one. Knowing and managing the possible damage to the system is the other half. Even a well-built chimney can become damaged over time if necessary measures aren’t taken. Water and
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Don’t Let A Leaky Chimney Ruin Your New Year!

Your chimney is built to last. When constructed properly, in accordance with residential standards and safety codes, your chimney should outlive your house. If your chimney has gone years without being serviced, inspected, or repaired, then you may have some issues that you aren’t eve
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Fire Safety Tips for Your Family

The holiday season is often a hectic time of year. Schedules become busy, family comes to town, and finances are tight. During this stressful time it’s important to remember how dangerous the fireplace can be—because the holidays are a favorite time for fireplaces! There’s nothing bet
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Leaning Chimneys

You see it quite often, shifting in structures. Old homes may have a crack across a wall or ceiling, most often painted over and forgotten. Is this type of shift any different if it affects your chimney? A leaning chimney can mean a few things, but it may not be as dangerous as you th
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Summer Is A Great Time For Masonry Repair!

At The Mad Hatter, we hope all of our customers had a safe and happy holiday weekend. We think you can make it even more enjoyable by getting some necessary appointments on the books. This ensures that you’re ready when fall rolls around. What’s the benefit of scheduling c
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Is it Time to Update Your Chimney?

The chimney is built to last a lifetime. Specifically, it’s built to outlast your house. Although your house is built to outlast you, it takes routine maintenance and repairs to do so. Likewise, even a properly-constructed chimney and fireplace will only last when it’s pro
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Spring Cleaning and Chimney Repair

As you’re getting your To-Do list together this spring, don’t forget about your chimney. Just as you have periodic maintenance appointments for your cars, appliances, and even your health, you should schedule annual maintenance for your chimney. Spring is the best time for many reason
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Not Too Late for a Chimney Sweep Before Winter!

Not Too Late for a Chimney Sweep Before Winter - Indianapolis IN - The Mad Hatter
With Fall in full swing, Indiana is dipping into low temperatures! Many families have already started lighting fires and using their chimneys. If you have been avoiding your fireplace because it hasn’t been swept, it’s not too late. You’re chimney system should be swept before the win
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Things to Know About Your Chimney Appointment

Things to know about your chimney appointment - Indianapolis IN - The Mad Hatter
To ensure your fireplace will be ready to use on the first cool day of fall, The Mad Hatter recommends that you schedule your annual chimney sweeping and inspection appointment in the summer. You will have a much easier time scheduling these maintenance services on a date and time tha
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Add a Professional Chimney Sweeping to Your Spring Cleaning List

Add a Professional Chimney Sweeping to your spring cleaning list - Indianapolis IN - Mad Hatter
Spring is a popular season for taking care of your home with deep cleaning tasks and other maintenance jobs, so it makes since to schedule your annual chimney sweeping and inspection in the spring. There are a few advantages to having your chimney professionally swept and inspected in
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