Biggest home inspector trade show has chimney sweep factor thanks to CSIA

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA — An attendance projected at about 800 makes the American Society of Home Inspectors, or ASHI, InspectionWorld the place to be for this respected profession. Chimney Safety Institute of America isn’t just a guest; we’re a sponsor, exhibitor, and we’ve got top representatives of CSIA here to guide chimney and venting education. Day … More Biggest home inspector trade show has chimney sweep factor thanks to CSIA

Glass doors on the fireplace. To open or close? CSIA has the answer

At Chimney Safety Institute of America, we commonly get asked about whether homeowners should leave the glass doors on their fireplace open or closed. Keep in mind, the glass used with a wood stove is different from that used with a fireplace. A fireplace uses tempered glass that is resistant to physical shock. A wood … More Glass doors on the fireplace. To open or close? CSIA has the answer

Why we support the new rule to prevent hot glass burn injuries

The arrival of the new year is another good opportunity to remind everyone about a rule in effect as of Jan. 1 that is designed to protect little ones from accidental burns or injury. All glass-fronted gas hearth appliances – that means gas fireplaces and glass-fronted gas heaters – now require a protective barrier if their glass surface temperature exceeds … More Why we support the new rule to prevent hot glass burn injuries