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

Why we’re surveying 1,500 chimney sweeps and exhaust pros

CSIA’s update of our Successful Chimney Sweep reference manual, an effort that will make our credentialed chimney sweeps and dryer exhaust technicians become better at their jobs — ultimately helping homeowners and businesses — is onto its next phase. Sweeps and dryer exhaust experts should be on the lookout for an email or letter and … More Why we’re surveying 1,500 chimney sweeps and exhaust pros

ASHI home inspection executive, member explain why they like CSIA

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania — To say the Chimney Safety Institute of America has had a major impact on Frank Lesh, executive director of the ASHI (American Society of Home Inspectors) would be an understatement. “Besides being executive director, I’m also a home inspector and years ago my (Great Lakes) chapter and I attended the Chimney Safety … More ASHI home inspection executive, member explain why they like CSIA

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

Fireman’s Fund uses CSIA expertise to provide chimney safety to clients

The Chimney Safety Institute of America and Fireman’s Fund, a major property insurance company, are partnering to bring more awareness of chimney safety and the need for chimney inspections to Fireman’s Fund clients. “The partnership the Chimney Safety Institute of America has with the Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company will benefit their clients by making them aware … More Fireman’s Fund uses CSIA expertise to provide chimney safety to clients

Congrats to new CCS Certified Chimney Sweeps and C-DET Dryer Exhaust Technicians

Congratulations to Chimney Safety Institute of America’s newest CCS credential-holders, who are also getting a shout-out in the May issue of Sweeping magazine, one of our monthly traditions! We have more than 1,400 others in the United States that homeowners can find using our handy zip code finder! Here’s a state-by-state list of our new sweeps and links to their … More Congrats to new CCS Certified Chimney Sweeps and C-DET Dryer Exhaust Technicians

The CSIA Certified Dryer Exhaust Technician® Review

We have talked a lot on this blog about using a CSIA Certified Dryer Exhaust Technician® so that you don’t let your home become a headline. You may be wondering – how does one become certified? Glad you asked. CSIA has been offering dryer vent education for a decade, and we are offering a refreshed course … More The CSIA Certified Dryer Exhaust Technician® Review