As professionals in the chimney industry, it’s important to us that our customers know and understand credentialing and licensing. No matter how well you know someone and how much you want to save on the job, it’s imperative that you only hire certified professionals to work on your chimney and fire systems.
CSIA Certified Chimney Sweeps
In an industry that has been wildly under-regulated in the past, many chimney professionals are relieved that there is now a nationally-recognized standard for training, educations, and professionalism. When a chimney professional takes the time and spends the money to become CSIA certified you can count on them to get the job done, get it done safely, and get it done right. The CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep (CCS) credential has been around since the 1980s and is recognized among REALTORs, attorneys, fire safety professionals, homeowner’s insurance companies, and more. When someone needs an authority on chimney safety, installation, repair, and standards, CSIA is who they call and who they trust.
Our CSIA certified chimney sweeps have been taught online or in a classroom, have taken an extensive test on chimney safety and national standards of safety, re-certify every three years for by re-examination or through continuing education credits and adhere to a stringent Code of Ethics designed to protect consumers from industry scams.
F.I.R.E. Service Certification
Another well-known and well-trusted credential in the field is the F.I.R.E. certified inspector. This certification has a focus on inspection and investigation, including building codes, manufacturer’s specifications, product identification, listing requirements, case study, historical performance, product design and application, inspection methodology, report writing, and fire technology. F.I.R.E. certified inspectors experience hands-on training and professional, in-person, testing.
Affiliations and Registrations
Some of our affiliations are required by our state and others are purely for professional trade relationships and networking. Maintaining memberships in many organizations helps us to stay ahead of an ever-changing industry. We are certified PA Contractor #PA-003049, adhering to the Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act. We are also members of multiple chimney sweep guilds which help to help us provide progressive services, encourage professionalism and ethical accountability, and always advancing in the chimney and venting solutions.
Anderson’s Chimney and Masonry Services is a member of:
- The National Chimney Sweep Guild
- Hearth, Patio, Barbecue Association
- Pennsylvania Guild of Professional Chimney Sweeps
- New York State Chimney Sweep Guild
- National Fire Protection Association
- Greater Harrisburg Oil Heat Association
- National Association of Oil Heating Service Managers
Is there an organization that you’ve heard of that isn’t on our list? Ask us about it! Are you concerned you hired a contractor that doesn’t have the necessary credentials and might have done some work that is unsafe or uninsured? Ask us about it! We work together with many other professionals in our area and can help you determine whether your chimney is safe through a few questions and a simple diagnostic inspection.
Make sure your chimney system is safe and lasts year after year by hiring only the professionals with proper training and credentials to get the job done and get it done right. Call Anderson’s at 717-500-8557 for the best chimney care in the South-Central PA.