Add chimneys to your post- #Napaearthquake assessment checklist

Following the Aug. 24, 2014¬†earthquake in Napa, California, the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) reminds homeowners on the West Coast that the integrity of your chimney may have been affected. An inspection of your chimney by a qualified professional is in order to ensure your post-earthquake home heating safety.   Your first concern should … More Add chimneys to your post- #Napaearthquake assessment checklist

National Chimney Sweep Training School inspiring for CSIA instructor

Michael Segerstrom, a CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep since 2004, is also a member of the CSIA board of directors and is a CSIA instructor. He taught at the National Chimney Sweep Training School in June — for the first time- and the experience left him inspired. This is an as-told-to article that appears in the … More National Chimney Sweep Training School inspiring for CSIA instructor

CSIA plans upgrade to Successful Chimney Sweeping manual; 2014-15 fees to stay same

Chimney Safety Institute of America is always trying to stay responsive to the needs of our chimney sweep community. Following today’s meeting of the board of directors, CSIA President Mark A. Stoner announced some important changes to: CSIA’s Successful Chimney Sweeping manual; certification fees; waiting period for retests; a whitepaper on after-market parts; logo violations; … More CSIA plans upgrade to Successful Chimney Sweeping manual; 2014-15 fees to stay same

Our chimney-themed video library reaches 10,000 views

People like to watch – and you don’t need a frolicking cat to get them to hit the play button. At the Chimney Safety Institute of America, we know that firsthand. Our relatively new YouTube channel¬†just exceeded 10,000 plays, with three-fourths of our audience having tuned in during 2014. Our YouTube channel was created in … More Our chimney-themed video library reaches 10,000 views