Firefighters and media: Working collaboratively to educate homeowners on chimney fire dangers

When it comes to educating the public on the risk of unwanted chimney fires, Chimney Safety of America is happy to assist organizations that have large reaches. Our outreach stretches from coast to coast. We work with do-it-yourself bloggers, such as Mother Earth News, which wrote “Chimney Sweeps vs DYI” and included information from CSIA’s perspective. … More Firefighters and media: Working collaboratively to educate homeowners on chimney fire dangers

CSIA providing support to Alliance For Green Heat 2014 wood stove event

In November 2013, Chimney Safety Institute of America Certified Chimney Sweeps gathered in Washington, D.C. to provide venting and expertise in support of the Alliance for Green Heat Wood Stove Decathlon, a competition to showcase the high-tech future of solid-fuel heating. It was a rewarding event (see the link for our story). Chimney sweeping is an industry … More CSIA providing support to Alliance For Green Heat 2014 wood stove event

Meet a home inspector who speaks chimney sweep’s language

LAS VEGAS, Nevada — I asked Josh Amodio of Priceless Inspections in Utica, New York, fresh off the casino floor at the Flamingo Hotel on Monday morning, why he stopped by the Chimney Safety Institute of America booth at the Inspection Conference Annual Exposition & Trade Show. “You spoke my language,” he told CSIA’s booth … More Meet a home inspector who speaks chimney sweep’s language

Chimney sweeps and our relationship with home inspectors

LAS VEGAS, Nevada — According to organizers of InspectionConference.com — what’s billed as “the biggest inspection event of the year” — there are an estimated 20,000 home inspectors in the United States. Several hundred of them are here at the Las Vegas Flamingo Hotel for three days of education and networking, and the Chimney Safety … More Chimney sweeps and our relationship with home inspectors

CSIA evaluation of after-market parts includes lab tests on fireplaces

The Chimney Safety Institute of America, working in collaboration with the National Chimney Sweep Guild, believes consumer safety is both organizations’ No. 1 priority. That is why both organizations are reviewing proposed changes to NFPA 211 standards regarding the replacement of original fireplace components with after-market parts. The changes being considered by the NFPA (National … More CSIA evaluation of after-market parts includes lab tests on fireplaces

Chimney sweeping: ‘Just about every part of it is better left to a professional’ | syndicated radio interview

Did you happen to catch a familiar voice on the radio this past weekend? If so, you might have heard CSIA Education Director Ashley Eldridge’s 7-minute interview on the syndicated Real Estate Today on a radio station in your state. Hosted by veteran journalist Gil Gross, the topic of the Oct. 4 show was “Think Like a … More Chimney sweeping: ‘Just about every part of it is better left to a professional’ | syndicated radio interview