CSIA increasing awareness of chimney inspection issues at a journalism convention

The Chimney Safety Institute of America has a special surprise waiting for attendees at the Excellence in Journalism convention to be held in Orlando, Florida Sept. 18-20. In over 1,400 convention tote bags will be a business card with CSIA’s logo, and a chimney figurine zip-tied to it, with the phrase “Little Sweep, Giant Mission” … More CSIA increasing awareness of chimney inspection issues at a journalism convention

Why masonry chimneys have to meet the 3-2-10 rule, and how a CSIA certified chimney sweep does the math

It is widely known that masonry chimneys are required to meet the 3-2-10 rule. This rule means that they must extend 3 feet above the roof penetration on the shortest side, and the top of the chimney must be 2 feet higher than any portion of the building structure within 10 feet. This height requirement … More Why masonry chimneys have to meet the 3-2-10 rule, and how a CSIA certified chimney sweep does the math

Why the Chimney Safety Institute of America thinks about Christmas in July

  We know America is sweating (it’s summer, after all), but we’re thinking of sweaters. Fireworks for you, firewood and fireplaces for us. Christmas in July is a popular cliche, but it’s an actual thought process at the Chimney Safety Institute of America. For starters, in the summer, CSIA is busy educating and training chimney sweep techicians … More Why the Chimney Safety Institute of America thinks about Christmas in July

CSIA joins forces with NOAA ‘Weather Ready Nation’ initiative as an ambassador #BeAForce

The Chimney Safety Institute of America is excited to announce that today we have been named an official NOAA Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador. The Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador initiative is an effort to formally recognize National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration partners who are improving the nation’s readiness against extreme weather, water, and climate events. As a Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador, our organization is … More CSIA joins forces with NOAA ‘Weather Ready Nation’ initiative as an ambassador #BeAForce

The chimney is no place to get stuck; man lucky to be rescued after falling into flue

We’ve said it before.  It seems to happen every season. Someone assumes that the chimney is easily accessible – a shortcut, if you will, from the exterior to the interior of a home. They learn the hard way. Lacking the mystical powers of Santa, they get stuck. It happens more than you think. In this latest … More The chimney is no place to get stuck; man lucky to be rescued after falling into flue

Chimneys vent more than fireplaces – and are necessary for healthy environments

We hate to see what reportedly occurred this week at a Taco Bell in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania regarding air quality — but the incident is illustrative of an important public safety issue that CSIA Certified Chimney Sweeps are qualified to tackle!   The incident? Carbon monoxide from a chimney vent, which sickened employees at the … More Chimneys vent more than fireplaces – and are necessary for healthy environments

CSIA’s new e-learning platform makes debut: online chimney/venting education has never been easier

Many people are pleasantly surprised when they find out there are chimney sweeps operating on the rooftops and fireplaces of American homes. They are even more appreciative when they discover that the chimney industry supports two nonprofits that help companies — the National Chimney Sweep Guild and the Chimney Safety Institute of America. NCSG’s origins … More CSIA’s new e-learning platform makes debut: online chimney/venting education has never been easier

Why you want professionalism from your service provider, and that includes your chimney and venting

One of the benefits of hiring a chimney sweep or dryer exhaust technician certified through the Chimney Safety Institute of America is the professionalism that comes with the credential. A new blog post from John Rudy, senior marketing and strategy manager for Cintas Corporation, reinforces this business practice. In his article, Rudy states that “organizations speak … More Why you want professionalism from your service provider, and that includes your chimney and venting

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