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 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

CSIAccess for February 2015

ROLLING INTO LANCASTER: CSIA’s new work vehicle (shared with our counterparts at NCSG) made its debut this week. “Work trucks” are a great way to promote your Chimney Safety Institute of America certification. It’s advertising on wheels, and we practice what we preach with our newly arrived vehicle: http://bit.ly/1Ab06bp CONVENTION REMINDERS:The 2015 NCSG Convention [click here for the … More CSIAccess for February 2015

An attorney weighs in on the benefits of being a CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep

An opinion piece from Eugene LaFlamme. The National Chimney Sweep Guild Convention is a great time to connect with old friends, network within the industry, and peruse the manufacturer show room. A critical component of the convention is also the continuing education opportunities it offers — namely, the CSIA’s Certified Chimney Sweep program. MORE: How … More An attorney weighs in on the benefits of being a CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep

Fire in the flue: ‘Something built up in the chimney that ignited’

After a chimney fire was reported in a home in Illinois, the local media asked the fire chief about the cause. His response: The fire likely was caused by something built up in the chimney that ignited, the Northwest Herald reported on its website. What “built up” in the chimney was probably the by-products of combustion — the … More Fire in the flue: ‘Something built up in the chimney that ignited’