Hire a CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep this fall to protect
your most important investment - your home.
While many homeowners are struggling to keep up with regular
home maintenance expenses this home heating season, the Chimney Safety
Institute of America (CSIA) shares the reminder that saving money in the short
term by delaying routine maintenance may mean additional expense in the long
Preventive maintenance is one way
to keep down the cost of keeping your home safe and warm this season. The CSIA and National Fire Protection
Association both recommend that homeowners call a qualified professional for an
annual chimney inspection.
qualified professional, like a CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep will be able to
identify and resolve structural and maintenance issues before potential carbon
monoxide intrusion and chimney fire hazards risk your time, health and money.
Qualified chimney professionals do much more than simply run
a brush up the flue. A CSIA Certified
Sweep will identify and help address installation issues, identify possible
venting issues, provide needed maintenance and they will help you identify ways
to operate your fireplace more efficiently.
Annual chimney inspections and chimney maintenance is best
left to a qualified chimney professional like a CSIA Certified Chimney
Sweep. The CSIA administers the CSIA
Chimney Sweep program by which chimney sweeps prove their technical aptitude by
passing a series of two exams on industry codes and standards and by signing
the CSIA Code of Ethics and maintaining a required level of continuing
Learn more about chimney safety and locate a CISA Certified
Chimney Sweep in your area by visiting www.CSIA.org.
Article Courtesy of Marietta OMara of Weststar Chimney Sweeps.
Visit their website: www.weststarchimneys.com