Ensure your chimney and fireplace system will work efficiently and safely throughout the winter season. How? By having your chimney professionally swept and inspected every year! Hiring a chimney professional for this important maintenance task can be challenging. This is especially true for those who may be new to the area. Just because a chimney company claims to be “experienced” does not mean they are the best choice for the job!
How can you be completely certain that you hire the best possible chimney technician to sweep and inspect your chimney? You should look to see if he has been certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA). Blue Ridge Chimney Services only uses CSIA-certified chimney sweeps to take care of all of the professional chimney service needs to the Shenandoah Valley area! We would like to tell you more about why it is so important to only hire a chimney sweep who holds this distinguished credential.
KNOWLEDGE AND TRAINING
To earn certification from the CSIA, chimney professionals must pass two exams. These exams cover the proper practices for maintaining, repairing, and constructing chimney and venting systems. In addition, for safely installing hearth heating appliances. While preparing for these certification exams, chimney sweeps also learn the importance of following local building codes and standards. They also learn the guidelines issued by manufacturers for installing fireplace products. At the time of these exams, chimney sweeps sign the CSIA Code of Ethics and pledge to continue their education and to keep up with changes in chimney technology and practices.
FAIR AND HONEST BUSINESS PRACTICES
The CSIA Code of Ethics also includes a pledge to refrain from unfair and deceptive business practices. This guarantees that you can trust the word of a CSIA-certified chimney sweep. Our chimney experts at Blue Ridge Chimney Services take this pledge very seriously. Therefore, we will always conduct ourselves in a professional manner when on the job. We also want you to know that we are licensed and insured, so if an accident occurs while we are working in your home, you will not be held responsible in any way!
Keep your chimney working safely and efficiently all winter by scheduling an appointment for your annual professional chimney maintenance services. Contact us today to have one of our CSIA-certified chimney professionals sweep and inspect your chimney!