Certified Chimney Sweep – CSIA & National Chimney Sweep Guild Member
At The Chimney Doctor we believe in continuing to learn more about our trade as new tools, methods, and systems become available. Part of our commitment to our clients is represented in our current membership with the National Chimney Sweep Guild (NCSG). We have also earned the Certified Chimney Sweep designation from the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA).
As CSIA Certified Chimney Sweeps and NCSG Guild members we commit and agree to do two things: 1) continue to acquire CEU’s (continuing education credits) regarding the chimneys and appliances we sweep and service, and 2) to abide by the Code of Ethics outlined below.
The National Chimney Sweep Guild is the only nationally-recognized trade association for chimney professionals. If you value honesty, integrity, and professionalism please do not hesitate to contact us or give us a call today.
Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA)
Certification through the Chimney Safety Institute of America requires a working knowledge of current local building codes, NFPA211 guidelines, and codes from the International Residential Code (IRC) 2015.
At The Chimney Doctor, we take your safety seriously. We are certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA). Your safety is our #1 concern in all inspection, cleaning, repair, and installation work we perform. We commit to regularly take continuing education courses in our field to make sure that your wood, gas, or pellet burning appliance, and its associated chimney, are clean and ready for continued use.
Scheduling a regular chimney inspection each year with one of our certified and professional sweeps will save you money in the long run. Instead of making larger, more costly, repairs down the road smaller repairs can be made at regular intervals. We are here to help protect your home and make sure that your chimney can contain the byproducts of combustion. If not we strive to make sure you understand why it poses a safety risk to your structure or family, and how best to repair it to meet or exceed current safety standards in the industry.
National Chimney Sweep Guild – Code of Ethics
“I fully acknowledge that membership in the National Chimney Sweep Guild carries with it certain responsibilities and obligations which may hold me to a higher standard of performance and professional behavior than applicable laws, rules or regulations. In this regard, I pledge:
- To represent myself and my company in a professional manner by providing services, education and skills that are in compliance with all codes and regulations applicable to the chimney service industry that are in effect in my service area.
- To continually update my knowledge, skills and techniques as new information evolves within the industry.
- To render my services and represent my company in an honest and fair manner and to refrain from engaging in unfair or deceptive practices or making any unfair or deceptive statements, including but not limited to use of the NCSG logo.
- To conduct myself in a decent, respectful, and professional manner when serving in my capacity as a chimney sweep, or when attending a function or event of an organization in the chimney or hearth products industry.
- To comply with the proper usage of the NCSG Trademark as defined in the NCSG Trademark Use Guidelines document.
I agree to conform to NCSG’s Code of Ethics during the term of my membership. By agreeing to this Code of Ethics, I understand that it is my responsibility to remain abreast of any changes to the Code of Ethics, that my actions and those of my company and employees may be reviewed by a committee of my peers, and that failure to abide by these ethical obligations is a violation of NCSG policy and, in accordance with NCSG’s Ethics Violation Procedure originally adopted October 21, 1989, and subsequently amended, may result in disciplinary action as determined by NCSG or its delegated committee. I agree to hold harmless NCSG and its committees from any and all liability resulting from any disciplinary action taken against me. I represent and warrant that I am authorized to sign this application, and the information contained herein is true, accurate, and complete.
Potential NCSG Code of Ethics Violations
National Chimney Sweep Guild members agree to abide by the NCSG Code of Ethics. If you believe that a member has violated the Code of Ethics, there is a procedure in place to address such issues and potentially revoke membership status. Please note that the NCSG cannot affect or otherwise influence pricing issues. NCSG also encourages you to contact your local Better Business Bureau or State Department of Consumer Affairs/Protection.