In the chimney and fireplace industry there is one standard that stands above all others. The Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) is a nonprofit organization that strives to ensure every family has a warm, safe home. This task is accomplished through CSIA’s mission: advance public awareness while educating and certifying industry professionals. This mission is not taken lightly by CSIA Certified Chimney Sweeps® (CCS), and their training reflects this mission.
The Certified Chimney Sweep Difference
The Chimney Safety Institute of America holds its members to high standards of safety, training, and ethics.
- Code of Ethics—CSIA certified chimney sweeps adhere to a stringent code of ethics that protects homeowners from potential scams and holds the chimney sweeps accountable.
- Accreditation—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 chimney sweep credential was established in 1983, and has since been the industry standard by which homeowners can measure a chimney sweep’s expertise.
Educational Excellence—CSIA chimney sweeps educate professionals, homeowners, and communities about chimney safety and are committed to the elimination of residential chimney fires, carbon monoxide intrusion, and other chimney-related hazards that result in the loss of lives and property.
- Continuing Education—Every three years CSIA chimney sweeps are required to re-certify by examination or continued education. This allows for chimney sweeps to stay abreast of industry changes.
Missional Public and Affiliated Trades Outreach—CSIA uses it’s resources and members to educate the community and industry through traditional and social media.
National Recognition—CSIA is nationally recognized as the go-to source for chimney safety and has been featured on Good Morning America, Dateline, 20/20, the New York Times, Popular Mechanics and more local and national publications and media.
The Professional Difference
In this D-I-Y world it is easy to locate videos and instructions online for most household maintenance. You may be tempted to save money by working on your own chimney. This is not recommended.
Only a certified chimney sweep has the expertise and field experience to clean, assess, inspect, repair, replace, and even reconstruct a chimney properly. Chesapeake Chimney offers a full menu of chimney and venting services as well as chimney and masonry repairs. Our chimney sweeps are certified, insured, and experienced in meeting the chimney needs of Southern Maryland.
A Standard of Safety
At Chesapeake Chimney we share the CSIA standard of chimney safety and chimney safety awareness. If you have questions or concerns regarding your chimney, contact one of our CSIA certified chimney sweeps today and we’ll make your warmth and safety our top priority.
For your convenience you can call Chesapeake Chimney at 410-535-0052 or request an appointment online.