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

Parging a smoke chamber: What’s involved

The most common repair to your chimney’s smoke chamber — which serves to funnel smoke from the fireplace opening into the flue — is parging. Parging is a coating of mortar applied to the brick to give the smoke chamber a smooth surface. Learning to parge is not part of the requirements of earning a certification from Chimney Safety … More Parging a smoke chamber: What’s involved