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

Year in Review: CSIA’s top video clicks of 2014 for chimney consumers

The men and women who hold the Certified Chimney Sweep credential from the Chimney Safety Institute of America are indeed at the top of the chimney industry, and in 2014 CSIA turned to several veterans and instructors for tips that we could film and share with homeowners. The results: Nearly 23,000 video views of content housed on CSIA’s YouTube … More Year in Review: CSIA’s top video clicks of 2014 for chimney consumers

Surprises inside the chimney: a letter to Santa, a newspaper, a balloon, a cat

We were amazed to read about an unusual discovery stuck inside of a fireplace in Wales: A girl’s letter to Father Christmas that lay undiscovered for almost a century! The Mirror of London [view the article here] reports that it was found at a girls’ boarding school. That got us to thinking. It’s been an interesting … More Surprises inside the chimney: a letter to Santa, a newspaper, a balloon, a cat

Christmas decorations, your fireplace, and the 3-foot Rule

With Thanksgiving behind us, many of you are readying to ring in the season with decorations in the centerpiece of the family room, including placement of the Christmas tree, with stockings hung from a mantle above the fireplace. The Chimney Safety Institute of America knows the importance of these traditions, but also know this: that … More Christmas decorations, your fireplace, and the 3-foot Rule