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Benjamin Franklin and the Franklin Stove

Benjamin Franklin is best known as one of our nation’s Founding Fathers. He helped to draft the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. In addition, to being a statesman and diplomat, Franklin was also an author, publisher, scientist and inventor. Franklin was naturally curious about things and how they worked, so it’s no surprise…

Troubleshooting Tips for Gas Fireplace Problems

There’s nothing quite like a gas fireplace for convenience. Flip the switch and you have an instant fire, adding warmth and ambiance to your home. But what happens when you flip the switch and nothing happens? Below are some tips to help you troubleshoot this problem and others with your propane or natural gas log fireplace.  Check to…

Reduce Your Child’s Risk of Asthma

Over six million children in the U.S. have asthma. Medical studies have shown that long-term exposure to mold in your home can double your child’s risk of developing asthma. But there are some solutions to prevent and reduce mold in your home. Molds are fungi – plant-like organisms that grow outside or indoors. Inside your home, molds grow in…

How to Prevent Creosote Buildup

According to the National Fire Protection Association, creosote buildup is the cause for most fireplace and chimney fires. Creosote buildup can be pretty sneaky since it occurs over time and you may not notice it. But there are some things you can do to minimize creosote buildup to help keep your family safe. (Unfortunately, you can’t eliminate creosote entirely.)…

8 Steps for Starting a Safe Fire

Most people probably think starting a fire in their fireplace or wood-burning stove should be a pretty easy task. But if you don’t start your fire correctly, you could end up with a room full of smoke. Therefore, here is a recommended method for getting your fire going, so you can enjoy the comforts of…

Problems Caused by Frozen Dryer Vents

How often do you check your outside dryer vent during the winter? If you’re like most people, you probably said, “Never.” However, during the winter, your dryer vent flapper can freeze shut due to rain and falling temperatures. Or, snow can pile up around your outside dryer vent. When you run your dryer, the snow…

Pros and Cons of Soft vs. Hardwoods

Did you know that the density of your firewood can determine how long your fire will burn and how much heat it gives off? The wood from different types of trees can vary widely in how much heat the wood produces, how the fire will burn and the overall fire quality. When you know more…

5 Benefits of Wood-Burning Stoves

Wood-burning stoves used to be a mainstay in American homes and are still used in many homes today for heating. However, newer technologies have made wood-burning stoves more energy efficient and cleaner burning than they used be. If you’re considering installing a wood-burning stove, but are still on the fence about it, here are some of…

4 Causes of Creosote Buildup

Have you noticed smoke flooding into your home when burning a fire in your fireplace or wood stove? Or maybe you’ve noticed that bits of debris have fallen from the flue into your fireplace or stove? These are signs you have a creosote buildup on the inside of your chimney flue. Creosote is a black…

Why You Shouldn’t Burn Your Christmas Tree in Your Fireplace

After the holidays, it’s time to take down the Christmas tree, pack up the lights and decorations, and return your home’s décor back to the way it was. While you likely have a location to store all of your decorations, what do you do with a REAL Christmas tree after the holidays? Unless you bought…

Choose T.J.’s Chimney Service

A family-owned business serving the Indianapolis area for over 50 years, T.J.’s Chimney Service is a name you can trust. Our CSIA-certified technicians will ensure your chimney repair is performed completely, thoroughly and as efficiently as possible. We take pride in our reputation of quality workmanship and customer satisfaction, and are committed to your family’s safety.  

If you need a chimney repair, contact T.J.’s Chimney Service. We replace your chimney worries with confidence, assurance and relief.

What Our Clients Are Saying

Tara Tague

So very happy with our updated fireplace! Brandon, David, and Austin did an awesome job. Professional, knowledgeable. Very careful in keeping everything neat and clean. I would recommend TJ’s to anyone who asked. Great job! We love our fireplace.


Dawn Holden

This company went above and beyond to make sure everything was done exactly as I wanted, and done correctly! The installers were professional and friendly, as well as the office workers! I can’t recommend this company highly enough.


William English

Brandon and Jordan did an excellent and professional job of removing our old fireplace and installing the new fireplace. This included masonry and carpentry work. Brandon was very precise with his installation of the cultured stone around the fireplace as well as reinstalling the mantel and trim. We highly recommend them.


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When it comes to chimney repairs and chimney sweeps, we know you have many choices. But we believe our longevity in the business and reputation for quality sets us apart from our competitors. 

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