Guest Post: Canadian Manufacturers Recognize the Chimney Safety Institute Of America

By Ian Myers Mark this date on your calendars. As of July 20th, 2018 all major hearth product manufacturers doing business in Canada will change the wording in their appliance manuals to include CSIA in their list of “Qualified Agencies” that they recommend to install and service their hearth products in Canada. This recognition should encourage more … More Guest Post: Canadian Manufacturers Recognize the Chimney Safety Institute Of America

Online Reviews Now Part of eLearning Subscription

Good news! The CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep® (CCS) and Certified Dryer Exhaust Technician® (C-DET) Online Review classes are now a part of the CSIA eLearning subscription and they are immediately available upon day 1 of your subscription. Let’s look at the savings: 1 CCS or CDET Online Review is $249. For 3 employees, that is $747. … More Online Reviews Now Part of eLearning Subscription

Why CSIA’s Credentials are the Industry Standard

  As in many industries, certifications provided by different organizations are not necessarily equal. Here’s what sets CSIA’s credentials above the rest.  Accreditation The Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) meets the highest of educational standards and is regulated by the Indiana State Workforce Innovation Council, Office for Career and Technical Schools. Longevity The CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep® (CCS) … More Why CSIA’s Credentials are the Industry Standard

How to Hire a Chimney Sweep

Proper care and maintenance of your chimneys, woodstoves, and fireplaces can help protect you from unnecessary fires and carbon monoxide poisonings. We always recommend hiring a CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep®. You should also consider asking the following questions before allowing someone to service your home: How long have they been in business? Can they provide references? Are there any … More How to Hire a Chimney Sweep

Guest Blogger: Why Should Canadian Chimney Sweeps Step Up & Become Certified By CSIA?

by Ian Myers Ethics Are A Puffy Cloud Without a Standard of Practice. I talk a lot about there being a lack of standards when it comes to Solid Fuel Inspections (in Canada). Even home inspectors in Ontario, being regulated by the province have a written Standard of Practice – whereby, if they “inspect or evaluate” wood burning … More Guest Blogger: Why Should Canadian Chimney Sweeps Step Up & Become Certified By CSIA?

Why Your Home Needs a Chimney Inspection Today

Damage and deaths caused by fire or carbon monoxide from your chimney can be reduced through annual inspection. Whether it is a fireplace or furnace, little attention is paid to our heating appliances until the weather turns colder. And until problems arise, little thought is given to the exhaust systems that serve these appliances. Lesser … More Why Your Home Needs a Chimney Inspection Today

CSIA-SureFire Agreement – Statement of Clarification

The Chimney Safety Institute of America is a private entity managed by a professional staff and governed by a board of directors. The CSIA does not have members nor is it a fraternal organization. Its purpose is to function as a nonprofit educational organization. Recently there have been some discussions on social media with regard … More CSIA-SureFire Agreement – Statement of Clarification