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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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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Appointment Tips

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With summer winding down, your life is most likely getting busier every day. Fall can be one of the most hectic seasons of the year with back to school preparations and holiday countdowns being added to your regular workload. When you are busy, it can be easy to forget things or procr
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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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Get Your Chimney Swept Before The Fall

The most important maintenance task to ensure fireplace safety, chimney sweeping should be done at least once a year. According to The Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA), The National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA), and other fire safety organizations, an annual chimney sw
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Keeping Animals Out of Your Chimney

It is important to keep animals out of your chimney for many reasons, but we find that most of our customers don’t truly understand this until they have an animal that lives—or one that has died—inside their chimney. Not only are animals a nuisance in terms of the unpleasant sounds an
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Improving The Air Quality In Your Home

If there’s an element that comes to mind first when we’re talking about chimney systems, it’s fire — your chimney is there, after all, so you can enjoy a fire in your home. But really, the key to your chimney doing its job is air — it’s designed to carry hot air and the byproducts and
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Spring Maintenance for Your Chimney

A thorough chimney system inspection and cleaning should be atop your spring preventative maintenance checklist, as they’ll be able to shed light on potential other issues. As days grew shorter and the weather got colder, the majority of us retreated indoors to hibernate for the winte
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Taking Out the Ash

It’s when you have a dirty fireplace that is filled with ash that you open doors to bigger problems like fires and carbon monoxide poisoning. Both equally deadly situations. We can all agree that this is something that should not be underestimated. We all want to make sure we do all t
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