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

Chimney Inspections Help Protect Against Chimney Fires and Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

National Chimney Safety Week Set for Sept. 30 – Oct. 6 Highlights Need for Annual Chimney Inspections The Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA), the nation’s only non-profit organization dedicated to the education, training, and certification of chimney and venting technicians, leads efforts to promote the industry’s annual awareness week – National Chimney Safety Week. … More Chimney Inspections Help Protect Against Chimney Fires and Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

CSIA Introduces Instructors with Bios, Recognizes Dedication and Experience

To better inform students about the instructors they’ll be learning from, CSIA has launched an instructors bio page: http://www.csia.org/instructors. CSIA takes pride in being America’s number one provider of education in the chimney and venting industry. Our instructors are the backbone of that reputation, providing world-class education to our students. CSIA instructors are individuals dedicated to the betterment … More CSIA Introduces Instructors with Bios, Recognizes Dedication and Experience

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?