The Silent Killer

We can be a bit tongue and cheek here at the blog. But there is no need to beat around the bush with our topic today: carbon monoxide. Carbon monoxide kills, and even the smallest doses can pose serious dangers to your long-term health. What is really scary is the biology behind the threat. The … More The Silent Killer

Today Show turns to CSIA experts for report

We at the Chimney Safety Institute of America were proudly and prominently featured in NBC’s Today Show report on the importance of hiring a CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep®. We’ve blogged in recent weeks about the realities that can come when working with contractors who have not been trained in ethical practices like our certified sweeps … More Today Show turns to CSIA experts for report

Gas fireplace initiative to protect children from burns

As part of National Fire Prevention Week, the fireplace industry is reminding homeowners that have a glass fronted gas fireplace that the glass can get very hot when the fireplace is on or even when cooling down and precautions should be taken. If a family has young children, or visiting grandchildren, there are safety measures … More Gas fireplace initiative to protect children from burns

Chimney maintenance is fire prevention

Coming on the heels of our own National Chimney Safety Week, the country is observing another safety week. From October 7 to 13, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the U.S. Fire Administration and fire departments nationwide are marking National Fire Prevention Week. Of course, we’re on board with the effort because some 80,000 residential … More Chimney maintenance is fire prevention

Learn to Spot the Four Most-Common Chimney Scams before You Hire a Sweep #4

It’s National Chimney Safety Week, and we at the Chimney Safety Institute of America are sounding the alarm about scammers who may try to prey on consumers’ lack of expertise when it comes to chimneys and how they operate in your home. As winter approaches, so do scam artists trying to take your money for … More Learn to Spot the Four Most-Common Chimney Scams before You Hire a Sweep #4

Learn to Spot the Four Most-Common Chimney Scams before You Hire a Sweep #3

It’s National Chimney Safety Week, and we at the Chimney Safety Institute of America are sounding the alarm about scammers who may try to prey on consumers’ lack of expertise when it comes to chimneys and how they operate in your home. As winter approaches, so do scam artists trying to take your money for … More Learn to Spot the Four Most-Common Chimney Scams before You Hire a Sweep #3

Learn to Spot the Four Most-Common Chimney Scams before You Hire a Sweep #2

It’s National Chimney Safety Week, and we at the Chimney Safety Institute of America are sounding the alarm about scammers who may try to prey on consumers’ lack of expertise when it comes to chimneys and how they operate in your home. As winter approaches, so do scam artists trying to take your money for … More Learn to Spot the Four Most-Common Chimney Scams before You Hire a Sweep #2

Learn to Spot the Four Most-Common Chimney Scams before You Hire a Sweep #1

It’s National Chimney Safety Week, and we at the Chimney Safety Institute of America are sounding the alarm about scammers who may try to prey on consumers’ lack of expertise when it comes to chimneys and how they operate in your home. As winter approaches, so do scam artists trying to take your money for … More Learn to Spot the Four Most-Common Chimney Scams before You Hire a Sweep #1