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Enervex Fans Solve Smokey Chimney Problems

Friday, July 10, 2015 1:07:50 PM America/Chicago

If your customers are complaining of a fireplace that fills their home with smoke then the Enervex EcoDamper System may be the perfect solution. This environmentally-friendly application can help solve many common chimney and fireplace complaints. Help your customers enjoy their fireplace once again with an Enervex system.

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How to Stand Out in a Competitive Industry

Friday, July 10, 2015 12:58:58 PM America/Chicago

The chimney sweep industry can be a very competitive market. Smaller towns can have a handful of sweeps all vying for the same jobs while larger cities may have dozens of contractors for homeowners to choose from. With so much at stake, it is important that the people running these businesses make sure that their company stands out from the rest. Only when you can differentiate yourself from the competition can you enjoy continued growth and prosperity.

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7 Tips for More Effective Customer Testimonials

Friday, July 10, 2015 12:48:25 PM America/Chicago

Want to “sell” your business more effectively than ever before? If so, don’t use your voice to boost your image. Share your customer’s voice. A good customer testimonial can be a valuable tool to promoting your business in an easy, straightforward way. Potential clients see these referrals as trustworthy, unbiased and candid making them a great addition to any website. But posting just any testimonial isn’t enough. Choosing the right ones is key for cultivating a winning strategy that drives sales.

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Can Customers Find You Online?

Friday, June 12, 2015 12:59:09 PM America/Chicago

Building connections with potential customers is critical to growing your business. One of the best ways to accomplish this is to ensure customers can find you online. Search engines have replaced the Yellow Pages as the preferred means homeowners use to find their service providers. To stay competitive, you need to make sure your business is one of the first they see. Making sure you are easily searchable leads to not only more traffic to your site but also more service appointments on your calendar.

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6 Signs of a Chimney Fire

Friday, June 12, 2015 12:50:10 PM America/Chicago

A chimney fire can be a very scary situation for a homeowner. If large enough, it can leave a path of devastation behind destroying the home, personal possessions or worse. Other times though these fires can go completely unnoticed by the inhabitants. The danger lies in the damages that the fire has left behind. While at the customer’s site make sure to keep an eye out for this damage so you can help them prevent another fire in the future.

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5 Books Every Sweep Should Read

Friday, June 12, 2015 12:33:46 PM America/Chicago

Whether you want to brush up on your skills or need to pass a certification test, staying up to date on the latest practices in the industry is important.  There are many resources out there to keep you informed including informative written materials.  

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The Firebox Uncovered

Friday, June 12, 2015 12:18:41 PM America/Chicago

Damaged fireboxes are more than just an inconvenience.  They are also a hazard for the home threatening the safety of those who live inside.  Left untreated, using a fireplace with a firebox in disrepair could lead to a serious house fire or carbon monoxide poisoning.  Most fireboxes with a deteriorating interior need some type of tuckpointing repair.  The process for this repair is similar to regular tuckpointing.  First, damaged bricks and mortar are removed.  Then the area is cleaned and new refractory cement is applied to enforce the affected surfaces.

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The Science of Good Report Writing

Friday, June 5, 2015 11:26:03 AM America/Chicago

All professionals should know how to skillfully write a good report. A well-written report is an essential blueprint informing others on what tasks were performed, how they were completed, and what suggestions you have on the best next steps. Crafting these reports can be difficult if you are constantly changing how you construct them. Keeping a standard “formula” can help you create thorough reports that are clear and easy to understand while making the process less tedious for you.

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How Technology Can Help a Sweep

Monday, June 1, 2015 5:20:39 PM America/Chicago

We use technology every day. Whether it is our GPS system in the car, a smart TV, or playing games on the phone, technology helps us complete daily tasks or enjoy some entertainment during our free time. It can also be a priceless tool to assist sweeps in running their small business. Technology not only keeps us more efficient on the jobsite but can also be helpful in other areas such as filling out paperwork and keeping up with general accounting tasks.

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3 Professional Partners Every Sweep Should Have

Thursday, May 21, 2015 4:07:02 PM America/Chicago

Just like the old saying goes “A jack of all trades is a master of none”, it is hard for a sweep to be an expert in every area related to chimney and fireplace installations and repairs.  There are many times when a sweep runs across a customer problem that they either don’t have the skills or correct equipment to solve.  When this happens, it is helpful to have some friends you can call.  Professional contractors in related industries can be great partners to refer your customers to when the solution to their problem is beyond your expertise. 

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