In good company

The Chimney Safety Institute of America celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2013, and we have many chimney sweeps who have proudly held the CCS credential for decades. But we are happy to welcome newcomers (or those who lapsed but are back with us) and pleased to promote their availability for hire. It’s one of the … More In good company

ASHI January conference, and lessons learned

As the oldest nonprofit association of home inspectors, the American Society of Home Inspectors sets the gold standard for excellence in the industry. Therefore, it is without question that the Chimney Safety Institute of America is in firm alignment with ASHI’s mission and initiatives, including their popular annual trade show, InspectionWorld 2014, held Jan. 12-15 in Nashville, … More ASHI January conference, and lessons learned

Building Wild: A Chimney Sweep lends a hand

By Lacy Bailey, guest blogger and CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep No. 7385 After sweeping many chimneys and installing numerous chimney liners in my eight-year career in the industry, I was given the opportunity to be a part of a National Geographic Channel do-it-yourself reality TV show that debuts Jan. 14, called “Building Wild.” A great … More Building Wild: A Chimney Sweep lends a hand

Sweeping changes

The Environmental Protection Agency this week announced new standards for wood stoves — regulations that are proposed to go into effect throughout the country in 2015 and require newly manufactured stoves to cut maximum emissions by more than a third. The Chimney Safety Institute of America, whose CSIA Certified Chimney Sweeps help homeowners keep their … More Sweeping changes