Chimney Safety Institute of America: Integrated and international

The Chimney Safety Institute of America board of directors recently reaffirmed our involvement with ESCHFOE, the European Federation of Chimney Sweeps. There are 22 members, and the United States is a guest member. We believe that interaction with our overseas brothers and sisters in soot isn’t just a tradition, but a necessity. In fact, in 2011, … More Chimney Safety Institute of America: Integrated and international

Want to avoid a chimney scam? Attorney General says to try a nationally recognized group such as CSIA

Thanks to the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General for the great consumer tips [posted here-> http://bit.ly/1pVSu9x%5D on avoiding all aspects of winter scams. Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane’s tips are actually applicable to all homeowners in the U.S., so we’ll repeat them here: Beware of free or low-cost chimney cleaning services; beware of high-pressure claims for making … More Want to avoid a chimney scam? Attorney General says to try a nationally recognized group such as CSIA

Like EPA BurnWise says, wet wood is a waste. Go dry with your fire. Learn why

One of the great enjoyments of a night in front of a cozy fire is the crackle and pop you hear as flames work their way through a piece of firewood. Well, at the Chimney Safety Institute of America, we like that sound, too. What we don’t like is a ‘spitting’ sound — and that’s … More Like EPA BurnWise says, wet wood is a waste. Go dry with your fire. Learn why

Chimney masonry knockdown recalls Colonial era of wattle and daub

Firefighters in Houston, Texas pulled away part of the masonry from a house this weekend while fighting a purported chimney fire. Footage of the action, which likely saved the residence from more extensive damage, was captured by ABC 13 Eyewitness News. After the chimney is toppled at the roof-line, you can see smoke pouring from the flue … More Chimney masonry knockdown recalls Colonial era of wattle and daub