Chimney sweeps are sweet on swifts

(Screenshot from YouTube video posted April 9, 2013).   Chimney Swifts are a protected species. That means homeowners who find the animals in their chimneys and aren’t interested in hosting the birds cannot remove the birds themselves. The Chimney Safety Institute of America and the National Chimney Sweep Guild have long encouraged all members to do right by … More Chimney sweeps are sweet on swifts

Animal in your chimney or clothes dryer exhaust vent?

Your home is inviting to all sorts of creatures — birds and other animals — during the spring. While many of us are eager to go outdoors after a historically cold winter, critters are looking to go inside. We can tell from tweets, social media posts and website search engines that homeowners have this problem. … More Animal in your chimney or clothes dryer exhaust vent?

CSIA debuts homeowner brochure at fire instructors conference

    The Chimney Safety Institute of America is committed to education, across all industries, including firefighting agencies, because when it comes to helping homeowners who have suffered chimney fires, those first responders can really help us out with our noble cause. That’s why we were so thrilled to return as a trade show exhibitor to … More CSIA debuts homeowner brochure at fire instructors conference

A sweep in need

Friends in the chimney and venting industry, one of our colleagues needs your help. John O’Donnell, 58, of Lakeville, Mass., part of the family-run business The Flues Brothers Chimney Sweeps — a member of the National Chimney Sweep Guild — suffered life-altering injuries after a recent fall from a ladder at a worksite. John was … More A sweep in need