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What Does It Mean to Be a Certified Chimney Sweep?

Hiring the right technician for any job can seem like the luck of the draw. Thankfully, you have a valuable resource to help ensure that your chimney sweep is completely qualified for the job. The Chimney Safety Institute of America’s online chimney sweep locator tool is one way to find a technician who will have your safety and comfort in mind, armed with all of the latest industry knowledge and the proper tools for the job.

The chimney sweeps you find here are some of the finest in the industry because they are certified by the CSIA. So what does it mean to be certified?

What Is the Chimney Safety Institute of America?

The main goal of the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) is to educate homeowners about chimney safety and proper operation of the fireplace and chimney. It is the only nationally recognized organization for certification in chimney safety and service today.

Technicians are put through tests that prove they are up-to-date on industry standards and that they know which tools to use for any job. Reference materials that prepare the sweeps for this test include an approved course book and the National Fire Protection Agency’s 200+ codes. Technicians must renew their certification each year, and every three years they must undergo additional testing.

A chimney fire is a very real possibility for any home with a chimney, no matter how old and no matter how infrequently you use it. Choosing a certified chimney sweep for your inspection and cleaning needs helps to ensure that the job is done right. Find a local chimney sweep by using the CSIA’s online tool and check reviews online to ensure quality customer service.

Call 2nd Generation Chimneys, Inc. to speak with a certified chimney sweep in the Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN area. Call Us Today! 612.922.9600 or 1-888-PIXLEYS

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