• Expect the Unexpected with Ladders

    At  US Fireplace Products we like to pass along tips to chimney sweeps and hearth professionals. A friend of mine decided to check his gutters because of the recent heavy rains we've had. He has an office job and his knowledge with ladders is somewhat limited. To make a long story short, he took a tumble off of a step ladder last night and spent three hours in the emergency room. Fortunately he didn't break his leg but ended up with a puncture wound in his leg and numerous cuts. He's off work for a few days as he recuperates. Here are some reminder tips for working with ladders. Never put a ladder on soft ground, only on solid stable ground. Just because a ladder boasts a "premium" label doesn't mean it's the right ladder. Check the label…

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  • Important Strategies for Your Chimney & Hearth Business

    Here we are at the start of a new year and our Staff at Lindemann Chimney Supply want to wish you a safe and successful one. What worked for your chimney sweeping or hearth business last year? Do you need to do something better next year? Here are some brief and to the point ideas for today's ever changing world. You are more visible than ever before because of the internet (Facebook, Twitter, webpages, Angie's List, etc). Address problems immediately and be careful what you post on the net. Persistence pays off. Don't give up on your dreams and turn mistakes into lessons. Make sure you are available to your employees and that they feel comfortable talking to you even if they don't agree. Empower your employees to make good decisions. Pla…

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