One of your most important home maintenance responsibilities is scheduling a professional chimney sweeping and inspection appointment at least once a year. These annual services are essential to ensure that your chimney and fireplace system will work efficiently and safely throughout the coldest months of the year, so you want to hire the best qualified professional chimney sweep for the job. Finding the right chimney professional for your home may seem challenging, especially if you have recently moved to a new place. Unfortunately, scam artists commonly advertise bargain-priced deals for annual professional chimney maintenance services. Although it may seem like you are making a smart money-saving decision, you could end up with extensive and expensive chimney damage that lead to dangerous safety hazards if you choose to hire someone who has not been trained and certified by industry professionals such as the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) [https://www.csia.org/certification.html]. For over 25 years, All Seasons Chimney has provided professional chimney maintenance, repair, and installation services to the Hudson Valley region, and our team is proud to hold CSIA certifications as chimney sweeps and dryer vent technicians. We would like to tell you more about why we value this professional credential so highly and why you should only hire a CSIA-certified chimney sweep to take care of your annual chimney maintenance responsibilities.
The CSIA is nationally recognized as the leading expert on chimney safety issues.
Whenever Good Morning America, the New York Times, Dateline NBC, Consumer Reports, and other national, regional, and local publications and media need a trusted source for accurate information about chimney safety, they go to the CSIA. Over the past three decades, the non-profit industry leader has worked with countless news and media organizations of every size across the country to promote its mission of preventing chimney fires, carbon monoxide leaks, and other emergencies that involve chimney and venting systems. Our team at All Seasons Chimney is proud to help the CSIA with its commitment to chimney safety by partnering with local news media to help to educate the public about using their chimney and fireplace systems as safely and efficiently as possible.
The CSIA provides chimney professionals with a wide variety of continuing educational opportunities.
After a chimney sweep goes through the initial certification process of taking a two-part exam on the CSIA Chimney and Venting Essentials (2019), the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 211 (2019), and the International Residential Code (IRC) (2015), the chimney professional must renew this credential every three years. The CSIA offers a variety of renewal options, such as taking an in-person or online review and exam, obtaining 48 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) over the three-year certification period, and combining the exam with nine CEUs. The CSIA has partnered with the National Fireplace Institute (NFI) to approve courses that can be considered for CEU credits, and the certification renewal committees review and assess these courses based on five areas of focus, which include technical, codes and standards, health and safety, and communication and liability. Our team at All Seasons Chimney enjoys keeping up with the latest technologies and trends in chimney and venting system practices through our continuing educational work because it helps us to best serve our customers with the newest and most innovative products and services in the chimney industry.
The CSIA Code of Ethics protects you as a customer.
When a chimney professional takes the CSIA certification exam or renews this credential, he or she must also sign a stringent ethical code to pledge to uphold certain responsibilities and obligations. Our CSIA-certified professionals at All Seasons Chimney are held to higher standards of performance and professional behaviors, which means you are guaranteed to always be treated in a fair and honest matter by our chimney sweeps. This pledge also includes agreeing to stay up to date with the latest in chimney safety practices and to comply with all local building safety codes as well as with the manufacturer’s installation instructions for every appliance installed. Your safety is our number one priority, which is why we take the CSIA Code of Ethics very seriously. We promise to conduct ourselves in a decent, respectful, and professional manner at all times when we are providing our chimney services in your home.
Since 1983, the CSIA has provided the professional chimney sweep certification credential to homeowners as a way to measure the technical expertise of chimney professionals, and you should always look for this credential when you are hiring a professional chimney sweep. If you live in the Hudson Valley region, All Seasons Chimney is here for all of your professional chimney maintenance, repair, and installation needs. Contact us today to schedule your appointment for your annual chimney sweep and inspection with one of our CSIA-certified professionals.