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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.

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Why Professional Certifications Are Important

Spring is on its way! Soon you’ll be thinking about having your annual chimney inspection and cleaning. You may be asking yourself: what is important to look for when you’re trying to find a chimney sweep? One thing that you may want to check out? Whether they have any professional certifications that indicate excellence at their craft! Certification is important, because it indicates that the company you are hiring is willing to go the extra mile. In addition, to get the education and to work extra hard to stay on top of the new techniques and strategies. In doing this, making sure that you get the quality inspection and cleaning that you deserve. One certification that is absolutely imperative? Certification by the Chimney Safety Institute of America; any others are frosting on the cake. Chim Cheroo Chimney Service is CSIA certified and that’s not all!

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So why is CSIA certification considered the cream of the crop? Sweeps wanting to become CSIA certified are expected to undergo intensive training. This includes a six-day training school. At the end of the training, they are expected to take a one hour, 100 question exam and a 90 minute open book exam. The CSIA credential is recognized by industry organizations, insurance underwriters, and state, federal, and local agencies. They can also take care of your dryer venting systems, and the CSIA Certified Dryer Exhaust Technician credential is recognized by all 50 states.

National Chimney Sweep Guild

Chim Cheroo Chimney Sweeps is also a member of the National Chimney Sweep Guild (NCSG). The great thing about belonging to this organization is the perks: special education opportunities, members’ only discussion lists, access to the National Chimney Sweep Guild’s technical advisory council, and admission to the National Chimney Sweep Guild’s annual convention.

Angie’s List Super Service Award

Chim Cheroo Chimney Sweeps has also earned another prestigious award: Angie’s List Super Service Award 2014. Only A-rated companies receive this. In addition, the best thing about it is that it is based on customer reviews. The reviews received have to be excellent service reviews, and only companies with a required minimum amount of reviews qualify. So, when a company receives this award, you know that they are offering top quality service.

Professional Certification

Professional certification is earned, not given. It requires demanding training and a challenging evaluation process, along with a regular renewal process. A company that hires CSIA certified sweeps is dedicated to making sure that its customers are fully satisfied. Also, that all the latest service regulations are adhered to. They stay up to date on the latest techniques and technology to make sure that your chimney is inspected and cleaned according to the highest standards! CSIA certified sweeps are also committed to observing the highest ethical codes of conduct.

Chim Cheroo Chimney Service Inc. is proud to be CSIA certified and a member of the National Chimney Sweep Guild. When you hire Chim Cheroo Chimney Service, you know you are getting the best service in the industry.

By Don Rhine on March 7th, 2017 | Tagged with: Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Why Professional Certifications Are Important