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Beware the Chimney Cleaning Scam Artist

It’s January and the snowflakes are swirling. The worst weather of the season will likely hit within the next two months. If you haven’t done so already, the sudden frigid temperatures could make you more inclined to get that fireplace and chimney primed for use. If that’s the thought running through your mind, make sure…

How Santa Gets Down the Chimney

How does Santa make it down the chimney? It’s a common question among curious children this time of year. Kids may not have the worldly knowledge yet, but their better sense tells them that a man of Santa’s girth could have difficulty squeezing down a slim chimney, not to mention climbing back up. Definitive proof…

32 Years of Business and Still Going Strong

When you’ve been in business as long as we have, sometimes you stop and reflect at all the changes that have occurred in the industry. TJ’s Chimney Service has been servicing Indianapolis-area residents for 32 years, so there’s plenty for us to consider. Back when we started in 1979, the tools – and the services…

TJ’s Twelve Days of Christmas

On the first day of Christmas, TJ gave to me, an overdue chimney cleaning. On the second day of Christmas, TJ gave to me, two fireplace inspections and an overdue chimney cleaning. On the third day of Christmas, TJ gave to me, three dryer vent cleanings, two fireplace inspections, and an overdue chimney cleaning. On…

Those Pesky Rodents

Most home builders will tell you that new construction slows down during the winter months. That trend, unfortunately, doesn’t extend to the animals that live around your home. In fact, it’s during the winter that some of those pesky critters really settle in, especially in your chimney. You, or someone you know, probably have a…

What is a chimney?

What is a fireplace? Most people would answer the question by pointing to their fireplace and saying, “Well, that’s it right there.” But that’s the simple response. In truth, your fireplace consists of several pieces working together. First you have the doors, which are usually glass but can also be metal. The doors close off…

Chimney Safety

People sometimes ask us how we stay safe on the job. Because we often end up on people’s roofs, chimney safety is a top priority. Below is the basic checklist for staying safe. Check the Ladders – Climbing up to the roof and back down again can occasionally be tricky. We always make sure that…

Large Chimney for Sale

If you know anyone in the market for a chimney about 13 stories tall (and overseas), one is available on eBay at a low starting bid. An old Victorian brewery chimney in Wrexham, Wales is on the market. The owner, Dr. John Marek, originally purchased the structure to keep it from being demolished. As one…

What is Creosote?

One of the biggest causes of damage to your chimney is creosote build-up. So what is creosote? When you light a fire in your fireplace, smoke is release up the flue. The smoke, or flue gas, is made of steam and carbon-based by-products in vapor form. As the smoke travels from the fireplace up the…

Cleaning a Dryer Vent Isn’t As Simple As You Think

People often look at their dryer ventilation system and think, “I could clean that in a few minutes.” Sure, you might be able to remove the superficial lint, but there’s a lot more to the process. To adequately clean your dryer vent, you would need to do the following: Pull the dryer out from the…

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.


Area's We Serve

  • Anderson, IN
  • Avon, IN
  • Beech Grove, IN
  • Carmel, IN
  • Cambridge City, IN
  • Fishers, IN
  • Fortville, IN
  • Greenfield, IN
  • Greenwood, IN
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • New Palestine, IN
  • Noblesville, IN
  • Pendleton, IN
  • Rushville, IN
  • Shelbyville, IN
  • Oaklandon, IN
  • Southport, IN
  • New Castle, IN
  • McCordsville, IN
  • Whiteland, IN


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. 

As members of the community, we are your friends, neighbors and fellow business owners. For every home we service, we provide the same care and attention to detail we would give our own homes.