Why Should I Hire A CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep?
Decades ago, luck played a much bigger role in finding a trustworthy, capable chimney technician. The way sweeps performed jobs like chimney inspections were largely left up to the individual sweep’s discretion, and informed by little more than a flashlight, mirror and that technicians instincts. You might get a thorough, well-rounded inspection; you might find out soon after your inspection that your tech wholly overlooked some looming problems.
Today, we have the Chimney Safety Institute of America’s training and certification — and taking that “who knows?” factor out of what you can expect from a chimney technician is a big part of how the CSIA benefits home and business owners.
What The CSIA Does
At its core, the CSIA is an education organization, focused on maximizing the safety of chimneys and venting systems and eliminating chimney hazards (like chimney fires and carbon monoxide intrusion) by arming chimney professionals and the public with vital information.
This video from the CSIA gives some insight into why choosing a CSIA-certified chimney professional is key.
On our end, CSIA certification includes training and certification that bolsters, highlights and underlines our knowledge, abilities and commitment to chimney safety. CSIA-certified Clean Sweep of Anne Arundel County technicians undergo intensive training in everything from properly sweeping and inspecting to installing and repairing hearth appliances and chimneys. Our CSIA credentials tell our clients that we operate using our industry’s best practices (following the National Fire Protection Association 211 Standard for Chimneys, Fireplaces, Vents and Solid Fuel Burning Appliances), and that we’ve demonstrated the level of knowledge and skill needed to be counted among the best in the hearth industry: CSIA-certified technicians.
Beyond Skill And Education
CSIA-certified technicians like those at Clean Sweep of Anne Arundel County get a top education in our craft — and it’s a well-rounded education, too, that spans from understanding historic masonry practices to installing brand new prefabricated fireplace and chimney systems. We also continue our training consistently, so that we’re always up to date with the latest tools, products and developments in the hearth industry.
Skills and practices form the core of our training, but it’s not the only focus in the CSIA certification process. Along with demonstrating the abilities and core knowledge necessary to be exemplary chimney technicians, we’re also trained to provide ethical service — and no chimney technician receives CSIA certification without establishing a firm understanding of and commitment to ethical business practices.
At Clean Sweep of Anne Arundel County, we wear our commitment to doing right by our clients like a badge — and we’re proud that our CSIA certification highlights that commitment.
If you want to know more about what we do and how we do it — or if you’d like to make an appointment with our CSIA-certified technicians — give Clean Sweep of Anne Arundel County a call!