Swift Lesson for Trademark Violator (don’t be that guy)

A couple of weeks ago while at the NCSG national convention I stumbled upon the Facebook page for the local chimney sweep company on the right, which –as you’ll surely notice– happened to be utilizing our CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep logo as its cover image and our CSIA Master Sweep logo as its profile image. Knowing that the only CSIA … More Swift Lesson for Trademark Violator (don’t be that guy)

Navigating the Nightmare of Multiple Chimney Repair Estimates — Like a PRO.

Picture this: you do your due diligence as a responsible homeowner and call a chimney sweep to do an annual chimney inspection, but then receive an estimate that seems too high. So, you call another company to get a second opinion, but now the second contractor provides you with an entirely different scenario. So, with mounting frustration, you call a third company to get to the bottom of this confusing scenario (hopefully).

Now you have three inspection reports that appear to contradict each other and arrive at different conclusions. So, how do you decide the best course of action? … More Navigating the Nightmare of Multiple Chimney Repair Estimates — Like a PRO.

Certification: as Clear as Mud

Certification is a tricky thing, particularly in an unlicensed (or mostly unlicensed) industry like ours as almost anyone can craft a list of job-related questions, package and sell them as an “exam” and then “certify” those who pass, maybe even providing a fancy certificate and ID badge as added value. It’s actually not a very complicated process, but it does make things … More Certification: as Clear as Mud