CSIA Master Chimney Sweep® Pop-Up Inspections with Good Morning America

via Good Morning America CSIA and CSIA Master Chimney Sweep® Michael Segerstrom, of Bridgewater Chimney Sweeps, LLC (Brdigewater, NJ), partnered with Good Morning America to highlight the need for annual chimney inspections and maintenance. All chimneys, regardless of what they are venting, need inspected annually. Reduce the risk of a chimney fire or carbon monoxide … More CSIA Master Chimney Sweep® Pop-Up Inspections with Good Morning America

Ask Russ: After Burning Season Maintenance

Ask Russ – Fielding Homeowner Questions. It’s the end of “winter” and you’re not planning to utilize your fireplace. What kind of maintenance do you need to have done to your system? Get your chimney swept and inspected by a Certified Chimney Sweep® in the spring or summer. Why? Take a listen. (hint: it’s the best … More Ask Russ: After Burning Season Maintenance

Homeowner Safety Brochures, All CSIA Publications Available Digitally

Ever want a digital copy of the Successful Chimney Sweeping manual? How about digital copies of CSIA homeowner brochures allowing you virtually unlimited printing? CSIA is excited to announce we’re taking the digital leap with our manuals and publications. The Successful Chimney Sweeping manual (the current 2011 edition and the forthcoming 2019 manual) and the … More Homeowner Safety Brochures, All CSIA Publications Available Digitally

Certification Anniversary Milestones

  Beginning in January of 2019, CSIA will start recognizing technicians celebrating important certification milestones on a monthly basis. As to not leave out anyone who is celebrating a certification anniversary in 2018, we have decided to honor those folks now. Please join us in congratulating these technicians for their dedication to public safety and … More Certification Anniversary Milestones

Putting the Safety in National Chimney SAFETY Week – Affirming Our Commitment to Technician Safety

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

Gas Fireplaces Too – National Chimney Safety Week 2018

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

NFPA Levels of Inspection – National Chimney Safety Week 2018

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

Annual Chimney Inspections Save Lives – National Chimney Safety Week 2018

While the idea that you must get your chimney swept annually isn’t the worst advice ever, it gives a false sense of security and it simplifies what should be done every year. A sweep removes creosote – the black build-up on the inside walls of your chimney liner that can catch fire – but there’s … More Annual Chimney Inspections Save Lives – National Chimney Safety Week 2018