When you’re due for surgery, you may look up the recommended surgeon by looking at credentials, degree location, and years of practice. You also might look at online reviews. This is not uncommon in the medical field or other trades, and should be considered when it comes to maintenance too. If you wouldn’t hire an amateur to install the breaks on your car, don’t trust an amateur on your chimney system.
Training and Certifications
Established in 1983, the CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep credential became the industry standard for chimney sweeps. Chimney professionals who earn this certification have been classroom and field trained, tested, and are part of a network of professionals. We work together to bring down the number of residential fires and keep homes safe. CSIA members are held to a stringent Code of Ethics to provide the best services possible. These ethics are designed to protect homeowners from scams. When you find your chimney sweep on the CSIA website you can be sure they are the best of the best in the industry. There is no faking this kind of care.
Fireplace Investigation Research and Education
The F.I.R.E. Service certification is a one that allows us to fight fires by inspecting the system BEFORE a problem occurs. F.I.R.E. offers a training specific for our professional needs with focused training and education with code, venting, performance, wood, gas, and pellets,
National Fireplace Institute
A certification through the National Fireplace Institute (NFI) means we have extensive knowledge and expertise regarding hearth projects and installations. NFI certified technicians are aware of code, appliance requirements, fuel delivery, combustion, ventilation, and post-installation inspections and services. A professional installation will help your system work properly and last a lifetime.
Although associations don’t require field and classroom training, many reputable associations require certain standards for membership. The truth is that memberships not only benefit the communities and homeowners who hire us, but also benefits us as professionals.
The National Chimney Sweep Guild (NCWG)
As members of the National Chimney Sweep Guild, our technicians are connected with other professionals in the industry. This allows us to share knowledge, experience, and discounts toward CSIA certification. We stay ahead of the chimney industry, technology, regulations, and advancements and work to impact regulations.
Are you a homeowner in South Central PA, looking for comprehensive chimney care? Call Anderson’s Chimney & Masonry Services. We are licensed, insured, certified, and backed by the various professional memberships and credentials.
Call us at 717-500-8522 or request services online.