A homeowner should take many things into consideration when hiring a chimney sweep. Online reviews, years in service, professionalism, and an emphasis on safety are all big things to look into. Another major indication that a company will put your needs first is certifications.
If the sweeps you’ve hired have put in the time and effort to earn and maintain certifications with highly-esteemed organizations in the industry, then it’s clear that they know their stuff!
Here at Sweeps & Ladders Chimney Service, we make education a priority and our certified team of experts will be happy to go above and beyond to bring you the best services in the area. Learn more about our certifications below, then give us a call today to schedule your annual inspection.
The Chimney Safety Institute Of America
The CSIA is a non-profit that has been helping sweeps build their knowledge since 1983. This organization is highly esteemed in the chimney sweep world and sets the standard for chimney care across the country. Their mission is to train sweeps to effectively handle the chimney needs of homeowners in their area, and to promote fire safety among the general public.
The CSIA has done a lot for the industry over the past 35 years, and the team at Sweeps & Ladders can’t wait to continue learning from them down the line! When you’re hiring a sweep for your regular maintenance, a CSIA certification is a must.
CSIA Certified Dryer Exhaust Technicians
The CSIA is also known for training and certifying technicians in dryer vent cleaning. We, like many chimney companies, offer dryer vent cleaning and maintenance, but not everyone sets the bar as high as we do. That’s why our crew has become CSIA certified dryer exhaust technicians!
Many homeowners don’t realize how dangerous clogged dryer vents truly are. They can trigger fires and carbon monoxide build up, and they decrease the appliance’s efficiency significantly. Hiring someone who isn’t trained on how to safely remove build-up and reassemble your dryer’s parts could land you in some trouble. Trust in us for peace of mind all year long!
The National Fireplace Institute
The NFI is another institution that strives to educate sweeps and build their credentials. If stoves, fireplaces, inserts, and the like are not installed to the standards of the NFI, the homeowner won’t get the most from their appliance. Along with this, a unit that isn’t set up correctly could pose some major threats for the homeowner and their loved ones. A certification with the NFI says a lot about the sweep you hire!
Hire Us For Your Annual Maintenance
It’s getting chilly out there, so the time to invest in your regular chimney maintenance is now. Call on our qualified and experienced team today!