If you’ve been seeking a chimney company to assist with your chimney maintenance, then you’re probably wondering what things you should research. What qualities make the difference between a subpar chimney company and a great one? Well, things like multiple awards, positive customer reviews, and good standing with the Better Business Bureau are all good signs that the team you hire is a reliable one. Yet, there is one thing you definitely don’t want to miss – certifications.
Some companies in this industry will claim to be certified or qualified for the job but will not release specifics of their certifications. If something seems fishy with a company’s credentials, then it might be time to look elsewhere.
Why is being certified with organizations like the CSIA and the NFI so important? Learn more below. Then, count on our crew to help you out every step of the way.
The CSIA, or Chimney Safety Institute of America, began in 1981. It is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating sweeps and homeowners in fireplace safety. Becoming CSIA certified requires taking courses and being tested in their knowledge. This ensures the technicians know exactly how to approach various chimney and fireplace-related problems.
CSIA certified sweeps have to become recertified every few years to maintain their title, as well, so you know that they’ll stay up-to-date on any changes in technology and new techniques. To top it off, they must commit to a strict code of ethics, which ensures homeowners get treated as fairly and as honestly as possible.
NFI stands for National Fireplace Institute. Like the CSIA, it is a nonprofit dedicated to public safety and further education in this industry. They offer training for three different fuel types, ensuring industry professionals are knowledgeable about safety standards, codings, inspection guidelines, and more. When an NFI certified sweep is on the job, you can rest easier because they know their stuff!
We’re Qualified To Help You Out
Here at CinderBox Chimney Services, our sweeps are certified with both the CSIA and the NFI, so you can rest easier when we are the job. We are dedicated to bringing Indianapolis and all of its surrounding areas the best chimney care possible, ensuring a safer and more comfortable fireplace experience for the homeowners we serve.
With fall just around the corner, now is the time to schedule your annual inspection. You’ll beat the rush, and you will be all set to enjoy your fireplace’s warmth as soon as temperatures drop. Ready to set something up with our crew? Great! Call today at 317-442-8440. We can’t wait to get started!