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Why CSIA Certification Matters

Why CSIA Certification Matters

When you hire a chimney sweep, you expect the that they will do the job correctly. You also want someone you can trust to give you the service you need without adding on any unnecessary costs. It can be difficult to find a chimney sweep that meets all these criteria, but there is one thing that you should always look for in a chimney service provider that can give you peace of mind. You should always check to make sure that your chimney sweep has been certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA). Why do we at Tennessee Chimney & Home have our chimney sweeps CSIA certified, and what does this mean for our clients?

The Mission

The CSIA mission emphasizes the importance of education and safety within the chimney and fireplace industry. To become certified, The CSIA believes that chimney sweeps must go through rigorous training and testing, proving that they have what it takes to repair and maintain your chimney. Training includes two main parts: 1) learning about proper chimney and fireplace maintenance and repair techniques; and 2) putting safety above everything else. After training has been completed, all chimney sweeps are required to pass two exams before they are considered certified.

Keeping up to date on new ventilation and chimney maintenance techniques as well as industry safety standards is important. Chimney servicing and safety technology is always evolving which is why CSIA requires chimney sweeps to go through a recertification process every three years to remain certified.

The CSIA also wants to make sure that certified chimney sweeps are servicing their clients with honesty and integrity. That is why, before they are certified, every chimney sweep complies with a strict code of ethics. Chimney sweeps must swear they will never cut corners on maintenance or repairs and never mislead their customers.

We are Here to Help

At Tennessee Chimney & Home, we want you to feel comfortable that you are getting the best service that the industry offers. We also want you to know that we will service your chimney with your family’s safety in mind. You can also rest assured that we will never take advantage of our clients or sell them unnecessary maintenance or repairs. We take pride in knowing that our chimney sweeps are CSIA certified, meaning they meet the highest of standards in chimney and fireplace knowledge, safety, and integrity.

If you are in need of a chimney inspections, maintenance or repair and you live in Knoxville or the surrounding areas, please contact us at Tennessee Chimney & Home and let’s see what our CSIA certified chimney sweeps can do for you.