(er… Fall? Depends where you live – it was in the 30’s a few mornings here in Central Indiana where CSIA is HQ’d) “Busy season” has kicked off for Certified Chimney Sweeps® across the country. Usually from Labor Day through January, most markets are slammed with inspection and sweeping appointments. It is not uncommon for … More What Homeowners Want to Know About Their Chimney and Venting System (in 2018)
What would National Chimney Safety Week be without chimney and venting technicians? And how do we ensure that there are plenty of chimney and venting technicians to service the chimneys and heating appliances in the Untied States for years to come? Well, obviously the great education and training CSIA provides, but also SAFETY (see where … More Putting the Safety in National Chimney SAFETY Week – Affirming Our Commitment to Technician Safety
When it comes to chimney and venting safety, there is no greater visual than a chimney fire to support the need for annual inspections by a Certified Chimney Sweep®. With over 22,000, on average, known chimney fires annually in the United States, there is a good bet that you will read or hear about one … More Chimney Fires – National Chimney Safety Week
When many of us think about chimneys and fireplaces, we think of that romantic idea of the wood burning fireplace, when in reality, a lot of us have a gas fireplace, particularly if you live in a newer home. Why do many homes have gas over wood? Why have many people made the conversion? We asked CSIA … More Gas Fireplaces Too – National Chimney Safety Week 2018
(Mr. Woodchuck from ABC’s Full House – all of his jokes involved wood) But seriously folks… What Do You Need to Know When Burning Wood??? To aid in the prevention of chimney fires and carbon monoxide intrusion and to help keep heating appliances and fireplaces functioning properly, the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) offers the … More Does that fireplace burn…. wood?
What exactly is a Certified Chimney Sweep® doing when they are inspecting your system? We’re glad you asked! We have answers! Level 1 If your appliance or your venting system has not changed and you plan to use your system as you have in the past, then a Level 1 inspection is a minimum … More NFPA Levels of Inspection – National Chimney Safety Week 2018