What Homeowners Want to Know About Their Chimney and Venting System (in 2018)

(er… Fall? Depends where you live – it was in the 30’s a few mornings here in Central Indiana where CSIA is HQ’d) “Busy season” has kicked off for Certified Chimney Sweeps® across the country. Usually from Labor Day through January, most markets are slammed with inspection and sweeping appointments. It is not uncommon for … More What Homeowners Want to Know About Their Chimney and Venting System (in 2018)

Putting the Safety in National Chimney SAFETY Week – Affirming Our Commitment to Technician Safety

What would National Chimney Safety Week be without chimney and venting technicians? And how do we ensure that there are plenty of chimney and venting technicians to service the chimneys and heating appliances in the Untied States for years to come? Well, obviously the great education and training CSIA provides, but also SAFETY (see where … More Putting the Safety in National Chimney SAFETY Week – Affirming Our Commitment to Technician Safety

Gas Fireplaces Too – National Chimney Safety Week 2018

When many of us think about chimneys and fireplaces, we think of that romantic idea of the wood burning fireplace, when in reality, a lot of us have a gas fireplace, particularly if you live in a newer home. Why do many homes have gas over wood? Why have many people made the conversion? We asked CSIA … More Gas Fireplaces Too – National Chimney Safety Week 2018

NFPA Levels of Inspection – National Chimney Safety Week 2018

What exactly is a Certified Chimney Sweep® doing when they are inspecting your system? We’re glad you asked! We have answers!   Level 1 If your appliance or your venting system has not changed and you plan to use your system as you have in the past, then a Level 1 inspection is a minimum … More NFPA Levels of Inspection – National Chimney Safety Week 2018

Annual Chimney Inspections Save Lives – National Chimney Safety Week 2018

While the idea that you must get your chimney swept annually isn’t the worst advice ever, it gives a false sense of security and it simplifies what should be done every year. A sweep removes creosote – the black build-up on the inside walls of your chimney liner that can catch fire – but there’s … More Annual Chimney Inspections Save Lives – National Chimney Safety Week 2018

Chimney Inspections Help Protect Against Chimney Fires and Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

National Chimney Safety Week Set for Sept. 30 – Oct. 6 Highlights Need for Annual Chimney Inspections The Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA), the nation’s only non-profit organization dedicated to the education, training, and certification of chimney and venting technicians, leads efforts to promote the industry’s annual awareness week – National Chimney Safety Week. … More Chimney Inspections Help Protect Against Chimney Fires and Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

CSIA Introduces Instructors with Bios, Recognizes Dedication and Experience

To better inform students about the instructors they’ll be learning from, CSIA has launched an instructors bio page: http://www.csia.org/instructors. CSIA takes pride in being America’s number one provider of education in the chimney and venting industry. Our instructors are the backbone of that reputation, providing world-class education to our students. CSIA instructors are individuals dedicated to the betterment … More CSIA Introduces Instructors with Bios, Recognizes Dedication and Experience