Regardless of what needs attention, you should hire a professional. The care you take in researching and choosing a physician for your family or new car for your commute is how much care and attention you should take when choosing a chimney sweep. Your chimney keeps your family safe from respiratory danger, fire risk, and property loss, so why not be thorough?
Certification Means Education
In the chimney industry, professional certifications are widely unregulated.The Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) originated in the 1980s and is the national standard for chimney professionals. CSIA certifications are not mandatory, but CSIA Certified Chimney Sweeps (CCS) undergo extensive training in both the classroom and the field. In addition, they must re-certify every three years by way of examination or continued education. This keeps CSIA sweeps abreast of all technological and industrial advancements, safety regulations, and protocol.
Certification Means Professionalism
CSIA certified chimney sweeps must adhere to a stringent Code of Ethics designed to protect homeowners. Since the chimney industry is not regulated, amateurs and scammers can pose as professionals, collect fees, and fail to do an adequate job, which puts the homeowners’ health, property, and finances at risk. If a CSIA certified chimney sweep is found to be in violation of the code of ethics, his membership can be revoked.
Certification Means Reliable
Even professionals from other industries consider CSIA as the standard for chimney safety. Your realtor, lawyer, code enforcement official, and insurance provider will all look for the CSIA signature on the paperwork following chimney work.
Certification Means Safety is Priority
The Chimney Safety Institute of America was started in order to eliminate the occurence of residential house fires, carbon monoxide intrusion, and chimney related hazards that result in the loss of life and property. Safety is the top priority of CSIA, and its members. As CSIA members, it is our goal at Brickliners, to educate our community about chimney safety, put our customers’ safety first, and offer comprehensive chimney services that continue to protect homes and families from risks associated with fires.
Certification Means a Commitment to Excellence
All of the lead technicians at Brickliners are CSIA certified, and our commitment to excellence doesn’t stop there. Brickliners is also:
-Certified Dryer Exhaust Technicians (C-DET)
-Certified by the State of Vermont as a Natural Gas Installer #1495N
-National Chimney Sweep Guild (NCWG) member
–Northeast Association of Chimney & Hearth Professionals member and treasurer
-Registered with the State of Vermont Division of Public Safety
-Registered with the State of Vermont Fire Prevention Division
We are factory-trained installers of our top brands, and only sell and install the safest products for our customers.
You can discuss your questions or concerns with a chimney and fireplace expert at your convenience when you call Brickliners at 802-872-0123. Schedule your chimney services today!