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Reasons to Choose a CSIA Certified Sweep

If you need to get a job done, get it done right the first time. And if you can’t do the job yourself, then make sure you hire the right people for the job so it gets done correctly. There’s not much worse than thinking you have a repair job finished only to find out that the person you hired didn’t know how to do the job like it needed to be done. One way to be sure that you’re hiring the right person? Check out their credentials.

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When it comes to hiring a chimney sweep, it’s the same idea. You want to hire the very best in the business to do the job right. So what do you need to do? Check their credentials. When it comes to chimney sweeps, the top certification in the industry is certification from the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA). When you hire a CSIA certified chimney sweep, you know that they are trained in all of the most up-to-date information, technologies, and techniques so that your chimney will be in top-notch condition. You might be wondering what CSIA certification really means, though.

In order to earn CSIA certification, chimney professionals first go through an intensive study program using a variety of materials and different publications which thoroughly cover all aspects of chimney cleaning, inspections, and repair work. Because CSIA understands the importance of review, they offer several opportunities to review all the information, and if anyone wants more educational opportunities, there’s a six-day training session that CSIA members are welcome to attend as well. After the training is complete, in order to finish the training, all attendees are required to take a 90 minute exam which will show a depth of understanding of the chimney sweep industry, current practices, and industry standards.

Questions to Ask

According to Angie’s List, there are several questions you should ask a chimney sweep before you hire. For example, you’ll want to know how established the chimney sweep company is, how long they have been in business. At Chim Cheroo Chimney Service Inc, we’ve been in the business for 30 years. We are accredited by the Better Business Bureau and hold an A+ rating, which goes a long way towards proving that our customers are satisfied with the work that we do. One thing that Angie’s List stresses are the importance of hiring a sweep with CSIA certification. At Chim Cheroo Chimney Service, we are proud to hold this certification and to make sure that our employees stay up to date on this valuable proof of our professionalism and competence.

If you are looking to have your chimney inspected and cleaned, give Chim Cheroo Chimney Service Inc a call soon. We’ll make sure that you are completely satisfied with the service you receive.

By Don Rhine on December 14th, 2018 | Tagged with: Tags: , , | Comments Off on Reasons to Choose a CSIA Certified Sweep

The Importance of our CSIA Certification

The right training is designed for each occupation. This allows them to do their tasks correctly especially in maintenance and repair occupations. If you’re having trouble with your pipes, you don’t call a dentist. If you’re having trouble with your teeth, you don’t call a car mechanic. You make sure that the place you are heading has a high level of expertise and experience in that area. One way to determine this is to see where they received their training and certification.Importance of CSIA Certification Image - Mansfield OH - Chim Cheroo Chimney

When the discussion turns to having your fireplace and chimney inspection done, the highest level of certification you can get is to be Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) certified.

What CSIA Certification Means

Fireplaces are a popular addition to many homes. This is in large part because they offer such a cozy, comforting place to unwind. Additionally, they can add warmth to a room. But a problem was that there was no recognized organization that set high standards when it came to keeping fireplaces. In 1983, the Chimney Safety Institute of America was established to do just that. This organization set industry standards, not just in getting information on fireplace and chimney safety to homeowners, but in establishing a rigorous training for chimney sweeps to undergo before undertaking the task of inspecting and cleaning chimneys.

Code of Ethics

The CSIA offers complete and rigorous training for chimney sweeps. It also requires members to adhere to a strict code of ethical behavior. In doing so, they promise homeowners that any sweep who carries CSIA certification will offer complete, quality service without fear of scams or inferior workmanship. In today’s world, this promise is something all homeowners can appreciate.


CSIA is a non-profit organization, which means that they aren’t in the business to make money, they are in the business to keep people safe from the dangers that a non-maintained chimney system can hold. Not only do they want to make sure that chimney sweeps are properly trained, they also focus on educating the public to the safety procedures that should be followed when using a fireplace.

Continuing Education

CSIA requires that members undergo continuing education on a regular basis in order to keep up their certification. This ensures customers that their sweep has the latest technology and training to ensure that their chimney is kept clean and safe.

CSIA Certification Recommended

One of the top things mentioned when people are looking for a chimney sweep is to make sure that the sweep they choose is CSIA certified. At Chim Cheroo Chimney Service, all of our sweeps hold CSIA certification. It is important to us that you receive the best service the industry can offer.

By Don Rhine on January 24th, 2018 | Tagged with: Tags: , , | Comments Off on The Importance of our CSIA Certification