CSIA’s C-DET dryer credential and NADCA, working together

MARCO ISLAND, Florida — The National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) is an association dedicated to serving the needs of HVAC industry professionals—including air systems cleaning specialists, mold remediators and HVAC inspectors. In summer 2014, the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) announced a partnership with NADCA. CSIA’s goals with NADCA including offering its members … More CSIA’s C-DET dryer credential and NADCA, working together

CSIA attributes drop in clothes dryer fires to increased public awareness

 The newest U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission report on house fires shows that 5,100 occurred in clothes dryers in 2012, a 22% drop from the year before. The decline is welcome, as public safety is the mission of the Chimney Safety Institute of America, a 32-year-old nonprofit based in Plainfield, Indiana. CSIA notes that the true … More CSIA attributes drop in clothes dryer fires to increased public awareness

Latest Consumer Product Safety Commission report on chimney fires reinforces need for annual inspection

The latest U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission report on residential structure fires shows that 21,200 unwanted blazes were attributed to fireplaces, chimneys or chimney systems in 2012, a 4.5 percent drop from the year before. The decline in fires illustrates that years of dedicated public-awareness efforts by the Chimney Safety Institute of America, individual chimney sweep companies, and industries such … More Latest Consumer Product Safety Commission report on chimney fires reinforces need for annual inspection

CSIA’s growth plans include a discount on online reviews to get more chimney and dryer exhaust pros

 For the second consecutive year, the Chimney Safety Institute of America is making it more affordable to become a CCS [Certified Chimney Sweep] or C-DET [Certified Dryer Exhaust Technician.] CSIA has teamed with nine companies on a far-reaching promotional campaign that will put more than 34,000 postcards into the hands of a wide range of … More CSIA’s growth plans include a discount on online reviews to get more chimney and dryer exhaust pros

A 3-year labor of love: CSIA’s outdoor bake oven at Sweeps Week

It takes patience – and time – for the Bake Oven at the CSIA Technology Center, being built brick by brick PLAINFIELD, Indiana — Summer 2015 may finally be the time when the Chimney Safety Institute of America can take the wraps off its combination outdoor fireplace/stone-arched bake oven, a mix of granite trucked in … More A 3-year labor of love: CSIA’s outdoor bake oven at Sweeps Week

When a chimney swift moves into your chimney

A bird species that CSIA Certified Chimney Sweeps are fond of, the aptly named Chimney Swift, considers chimneys to be the best shelter around. Swifts are now making their annual return north as spring begins to take hold throughout much of America, and they are attracted to your flue — particularly if you haven’t installed a … More When a chimney swift moves into your chimney

With burning season behind us, how to use fireplace ashes?

          With cold weather finally starting to get behind us, it’s time to start thinking about what you should do with your fireplace ashes. Did you know, according to This Old House, that a cord of firewood can produce 50 pounds of ashes? Fireplace ashes are rich in several minerals that plants need, … More With burning season behind us, how to use fireplace ashes?