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Home Safe Hearth & Chimney has been providing high-quality, comprehensive hearth and chimney care to the Wichita area since 1979. Co-owners and Corporate Officers, Bart and Lesa Ogden were born and raised in South Central Kansas, and they believe in taking care of their neighbors! That’s why they make it their mission to provide the “absolute highest level of quality, comprehensive customer service and care in the Hearth Service, Inspection, and Installation Field”.

Known as “Wichita’s Fireplace Experts”, our CSIA or NFI Certified technicians specialize in:

When you hire Home Safe to get the job done, you are guaranteed the following:

  • A NO-MESS and NO-DUST job! We use a HEPA-filtration Dust Control System that allows us to capture every last dust particle. We always put on clean gloves before handling any of your property, and we place drop cloths and runners throughout the area in which we work. We make every effort to ensure that your home looks as clean after our service as it did before!
  • Trustworthy Service! All of our technicians are professional and courteous and will arrive with a picture ID and personal certification badge. We only hire honest, trustworthy, and reliable individuals so that you can be confident and comfortable when we are in your home.
  • An Honest, Fair, and Accurate Assessment! Our technicians are equipped with the latest tools and procedures so that they can provide thorough and accurate evaluations. We don’t believe in “guesswork” or recommending services that are not needed.
  • A CSIA or NFI Certified Technician on the job! All of our lead technicians are either certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America or the National Fireplace Institute and receive continued education on a regular basis. You can be confident that our technicians are providing you with the latest in safety, technology, and technique, and that they have a comprehensive understanding of all things hearth and chimney.
  • TIMELY Service! At Home Safe Hearth & Chimney we know that your time is valuable – that’s why we guarantee our arrival within 1 hour of your appointment time. We also know how frustrating it can be to wait around – if our technicians are delayed for some reason, you will be contacted and kept informed. Sometimes weather or unexpected issues at a previous call can slow our services down, but you will never be left in the dark!
  • The Highest Level of Professionalism! Our technicians genuinely care about the safety of you and your family. That’s why with Home Safe Hearth & Chimney you can expect courteous, professional, and personalized service, EVERY TIME.
  • Free Phone Advice, If Needed! Although we can offer much more helpful advice on-site, we are always happy to offer what advice we can via telephone. If you have any questions at all, feel free to contact us!

Don’t leave your safety in the hands of the inexperienced – At Home Safe Hearth & Chimney we have the following industry qualifications:

  • Bart is a CSIA Certified Master Chimney Sweep.  We have multiple CSIA Certified Chimney Sweeps on staff.
  • Bart is an NFI Master Hearth Professional.  We have multiple NFI Specialists on staff.
  • Bart is a Retired Member of the National Chimney Sweep Guild Technical Advisory Council (NCSGTAC)
  • Bart is a CSIA Certified Dryer Exhaust Technician.  We have multiple CSIA Certified CDETs on staff.
  • Member of the Wichita Area Builder’s Association (WABA)
  • Member of the Remodeler’s Council
  • Member of the National Chimney Sweep Guild (NCSG)
  • Member of the Hearth, Patio, and Barbecue Association
  • Member of the Kansas Association of Real Estate Inspectors
  • Bart is a Former Executive Board Member for the NCSG and CSIA (Chimney Safety Institute of America)
  • Bart is a Former Member of the CSIA Certification Committee
  • Bart is a Former Chairman of the CSIA Chimney Safety Education Brochures Committee
  • Bart is a Former Chairman of the NCSG Nomination Committee
  • Bart is a Former Member of the NCSG Governance Committee
  • Bart is a Current Member of the CSIA Nomination Committee
  • Bart is a Current Member of the CSIA Master Sweep Committee

We pride ourselves in providing comprehensive, high-quality, and knowledgeable care through a staff that consists of NFI Master Hearth Professionals; NFI Woodburning Specialists; NFI Gas Specialists; NFI Pellet Specialists; Chimney Diagnosis and Documentation Seminar Graduates; an Ahren’s Masonry Restoration School Graduate; a Mechanical Permit Holder WMP 1814 Type S/G for Installation, Service, and Repair of ALL Hearth Appliance types; Pellet Appliance Specialists; and Venting Design Specialists.

Our staff has Advanced and Master Gas Certifications and has received multiple Superior Dealer Awards from Ventinox Chimney Lining Systems. With all of our qualifications, we are equipped to service every make and model from the following manufacturers (AND MORE!):

American Panel, Allen’s Chimney, Ashley, Arrow, Avalon, BIS, Breckwell, Broilmaster, Buck, Buck Gas, Buck Stove, Buckmaster, Carolina, CEMI, Chimney & Stone Specialists, CFM, Clayton, Comfort Glow, Country Flame, Desa, Dimplex, Dovre, Droloet, Duraflex, Dura-Flex, Duravent, Dura-Vent, Empire, Englander, Electraflame, Fahnestock, Fireplace Xtrordinaire, Fireplace-X, Flame, Fireplace Xtrordinair Illuminations Electric Fireplace, Fisher Lumber, Flue Bird, FMI, Fuego, Fuego Flame, GSW, GTI, Harman, Harmon, HearthCraft, Hearthland, Heatilator, Heat-Fab, Heat-N-Glo, Imperial, ISC, Jotul, Kansas Hearth Products, Kingsman, Kozi, Kozy, Kozy Heat, Kuma, Lennox, Lexington Forge, Lopi, Louisiana Grills, Lucky’s, Majestic, Marco, Marquis, Matrin, Matchless, Maxi Fireplaces, Metal-Best, Metalbest, Metal-Bestos, Metalbestos, Metal-Fab, Monessen, Morning Star, Napoleon, New Aire, Osborn, Osburn, Pacific Energy, Pilgrim, Planika, Preway, Quadrafire, Queen-Aire, Rais, Regency, Reiz Company, Renaissance, Scan, Security, Security Chimney, Security Fireplace, Security Stove, Selkirk, Sierra, Silent Flame, Simpson, Skamol, Skamolex, Superior Home and Hearth, SuperPro, Supreme, Symphony, Top Hat, Town and Country, Travis Industries, Tremont, Treemont, Turn of the Century Chimney, Ultra Modern Pool and Patio Hearth Products, U.S. Stove, Valor, VC, Vermont Castings Ventinox, Warming Trends, and Yoder.

Whatever your fuel choice or appliance type, our staff has the knowledge and skills to provide you with superior service!

At Home Safe Hearth & Chimney we guarantee your satisfaction and we will do everything we can to keep you safe and happy. Should you ever be dissatisfied with our service for ANY reason, please contact us immediately! We appreciate your business and want to make sure that you are satisfied.

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Home Safe Hearth & Chimney | 504 St. Francis S Wichita, Kansas, 67202
Hours: M-F 9am to 5pm. Saturdays 9am to 1pm.
After-Hours Showroom Appointments Available Upon Request.