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Time To Get A Chimney Sweeping

Nothing beats the snow and the frigid cold temperatures like cozying around a warm fire with your loved ones. This winter has been especially long and cold and you’ve probably been using your fireplace quite often. However, spring is in sight and soon it won’t be long until warmer weather arrives and it’ll be time to give your fireplace a little time off. This is a perfect time to get your annual chimney sweeping. A clean chimney is crucial to the safe operation of your chimney system and with winter almost done, now is the perfect time to schedule a cleaning. At Old Smokey’s, our Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) trained and certified professionals have swept over 20,000 chimney’s in our 30 plus years in the industry. Customer satisfaction is the hallmark of our business and numbers like that translate into a lot of satisfied customers.

Why sweeping is important?sand timer sitting on calendars, creating a schedule

Both the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) and the National Fire Prevention Agency (NFPA) recommend getting your chimney cleaned and inspected by a CSIA certified chimney technician at least once a year. This is to check for combustible materials and that your chimney and fireplace is in good working and structural condition. There are a lot of things that could have happened to your chimney and fireplace over the past year. Winter can be especially hard on your chimney. If you used your chimney frequently over the winter, soot and creosote will settle and build up on the inside of your chimney. This can be a big issue because creosote is combustible and if it ignites, it creates a fire that is nearly impossible to extinguish.

Water and Your Masonry

Another winter related issue can also arise if moisture gets into the tiny pores or cracks in your chimney masonry. Water will freeze and expand if it sits in your chimneys masonry. Over time, this can weaken the structural integrity of your chimney causing it to crack or crumble. A thorough cleaning and inspection mean that these issues could be caught before they become a more serious issue.

Spring is a very busy time of year for us so appointment slots are starting to fill up fast! Call and schedule a chimney sweeping and inspection with northern Indiana’s, northern Ohio’s, and mid-Michigan’s number one chimney service today! You can reach Old Smokey’s at 260-424-0009 or schedule an appointment online. We look forward to serving you!

We Carry Top Brands-Lopi & Hampton

When you install a fireplace, stove, or insert in your home, you want a product that not only functions at the top of its class, but you likely want something that brings beauty to your home also. The look of the appliance says a lot about you and your home, so you don’t want to settle for a second rate appliance.

At Old Smokey’s, we only carry and sell Lopi and Hampton heating appliances. Our goal is to provide you with the highest quality heating appliances on the market. We only sell appliances that meet optimal operation standards, and they offer such compliment to anyone’s home decor. These two brands are some of the best on the market, and we want to share with you why we love them.

Why sell top brands?

fireplace insertAt Old Smokey’s, our first priority is our customers. We care about the safety and concerns of you, and that’s why we only offer and sell the best brands. When it comes to deciding which brands to sell, we really do our research and consider these three factors.

  • Is it safe? – This is the first and most important question we ask when we decide to sell a product. Our customer’s health and safety is our top priority. If we have any reason to believe that a product isn’t safe, we won’t sell it. Our heating experts research all the products before they hit the sales floor, to ensure your safety.
  • How well does it operate? – You want your heating appliance to give its best performance. That’s why we only offer products that have been built with the highest quality parts. We also research how well it heats and how efficient it is. If you are using your appliance to heat your home, you want to get your money’s worth. That’s why we sell the most efficient products available on the market.
  • How is the product designed? – You also want a heating appliance that looks beautiful in your home. We know that everybody has different tastes, so we offer products across a wide spectrum of design options. We promise that when you come into our showroom, we will have a product that catches your eye and style.

If you want to see the wide variety of Lopi, Hampton and other brands we offer, come check out our showroom at 220 W State Street, Ashley, Indiana 46705. We guarantee you’ll be impressed with our dedication to safety, style, and function. If you are interested in adding warmth and style to your home, stop by our showroom or call Old Smokey’s at 260-424-0009. We look forward to serving you!

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