Why CSIA wants the insurance industry to understand the chimney industry

The Chimney Safety Institute of America works to educate those in the chimney profession, but our dual mission also includes raising awareness about the need for chimney inspections, for those homeowners interested in fireplace or wood stove use. An inspection by a CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep (available at csia.org/search) can provide reassurance. But as many … More Why CSIA wants the insurance industry to understand the chimney industry

Why CSIA issued a national news release today promoting chimney inspections

Leading up to National Chimney Safety Week, the Chimney Safety Institute of America today released a press release, with national distribution, promoting the need for homeowners to have their chimney inspected by a qualified professional prior to use. The news release was sponsored in part by Orion Safety Products, maker of Chimfex, a portable chimney … More Why CSIA issued a national news release today promoting chimney inspections

Chimney Check: Don’t give your chimney the cold shoulder; have it inspected now!

The Chimney Safety Institute of America is rolling out a public awareness campaign, starting before National Chimney Safety Week, to provide homeowners with facts and resources so we can reduce the number of unwanted chimney fires during the 2014-15 heating season. Some 24,000 fires related to the chimney occur annually, costing millions of dollars in … More Chimney Check: Don’t give your chimney the cold shoulder; have it inspected now!

From DIY to disasters, Chimney Safety Institute of America is in the news

The Chimney Safety Institute of America is a peer-driven, 31-year-old nonprofit that is the go-to source for major media organizations when they want to do stories about the chimney sweep industry. Just ask Mike Rowe’s Dirty Jobs or NBC Today Show’s Rossen Reports, to name a few. CSIA certifies around 1,500 chimney sweeps and more … More From DIY to disasters, Chimney Safety Institute of America is in the news

National Chimney Sweep Training School students provide rooftop revelations

The wood-burning fireplace is a centerpiece of my 23-year-old home in metropolitan Indianapolis, but it’s sat unused for a decade. My reluctance initially had to do with ignorance — I wasn’t exactly sure how to work it. Then it was fear, as I have small children. But now my kids are getting to be of … More National Chimney Sweep Training School students provide rooftop revelations