It’s October, and that means cooler weather, crackling fires, and festivities. When you’re getting your fireplace ready for burn season, don’t forget your chimney too. It’s the chimney’s job to keep your fire working for you safely and efficiently through the winter. It’s the chimney sweep’s job to keep the entire system functions. Hiring an inexperienced handyman to work on your chimney is like hiring a chef to change a tire. You need specific expertise to get the job done right.

The Industry Standard

Every industry has standards for professionalism, training, and safety. Unfortunately, the chimney industry is one that is under-regulated. Recognizing this problem, industry professionals created the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) in 1983, and it quickly became the national standard for chimney safety. CSIA members undergo extensive classroom and field training and have to complete and pass a test over chimney safety as well as federal safety standards. They must adhere to a stringent code of ethics designed to protect homeowners from chimney service-related scams, and members found in violation can have their membership revoked. Finally, a CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep (CCS) has to recertify every three years by way of examination or continued education. When you hire a certified chimney sweep, you are getting the training he or she received through the CSIA organization, as well as on-the-job training, and continued education.

The Trusted Professionals

It isn’t just that CSIA certified chimney sweeps are the best and most educated and experienced. They are also the trusted name in the chimney industry. Realtors, insurance providers, property managers, code enforcement officers, and lawyers will look for the CSIA signature. If you need your insurance company to cover a chimney repair cost, they will want a certified chimney sweep to complete the work. City safety codes will require a certified chimney sweep to complete rebuilds and constructions. It is the trusted name because it’s the industry standard.

When You Choose White Glove

When you choose White Glove Chimney and Air Duct for all of your comprehensive chimney needs, you don’t just get a certified robot. You get a neighbor, a community member, and a professional. We care about the environment, we care about our community, and we care about our customers. Our first priority is the safety and comfort of our customers in Northern California. We work with other professionals in the area to ensure you get the best overall services possible. CSIA members work together with affiliated trades such as home inspectors, realtors, contractors, and homeowner associations.

White Glove doesn’t stop with the CSIA certification. We are also a member of the National Chimney Sweep Guild (NCSG), certified through the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), certified fire inspector, and a Heatshield certified dealer. When your home is going under the knife, choose the surgeon, the chimney specialist–choose a CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep.

Contact White Glove Chimney and Air Duct and put your chimney and your home in the hands of the best.