Here at The Chimney Doctor, one of our requirements for new sweeps is that they become certified with the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) within 120 days of joining our experienced team. Why? Because we care about providing our customers with the best service possible.
Learn more about why this certification makes a sweep better qualified to serve you by reading below. When it comes to providing optimal care and guaranteeing a safer functioning appliance, trusting in our CSIA certified team of experts is the only way to go!
What Sets A CSIA Certified Sweep Apart From The Rest
One look at the CSIA and it’s clear that this is an organization that takes public safety and professional education seriously. This nonprofit has dedicated the last 35 years to training and certifying sweeps, ensuring they know how to provide the best of the best for the areas that they serve. That’s why it has become nationally recognized, providing tips, techniques, and new technologies to sweeps in states all across the map.
So, what’s it take to become a CSIA certified sweep? Well, the process isn’t a simple one. Technicians must study for long periods in order to get the provided material down, after which they take an extensive exam testing their knowledge. There are also workshops and training sessions available for the sweeps to engage in, to further understanding and ensure everyone involved knows what they are doing.
Then comes the recertification process. Once a sweep has received their certification, it must be renewed every three years in order for them to hold onto it. This is also an extensive process which requires a sweep to retake their examination or acquire enough educational credits to show they have the knowledge necessary for the renewal. In an industry that’s ever-evolving, staying up-to-date is vital!
The CSIA also provides certifications for dryer vent cleaning, which we partake in. If your vents need some maintenance, then our team of CSIA Certified Dryer Exhaust Technicians are the only ones to trust with the job.
Our Other Certifications & Memberships
As you can tell, The Chimney Doctor is a company that values hard work, education, and a commitment to excellence. That’s why the CSIA is only one of many organizations that we are proud to be associated with! We are also certified with Certified Chimney Professionals, and we follow all National Fire Protection Association guidelines when completing maintenance on your system.
We’re proud members of the National Chimney Sweep Guild, as well, and we have strong relationships with the following organizations, too: the Rocky Mountain Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association; the Midwest Chimney Safety Council; the Environment Protection Agency Burn Wise program; and the Better Business Bureau.
If you’re ready to work with a team that’s well-prepared and sure to provide you with the excellent and professional service you deserve, give us a call today. We can’t wait to help you out!