If you’re looking to hire a chimney company for some regular maintenance this fall, do some research beforehand. All too often, homeowners invest in a good deal, only to discover they’ve been bested by a non-reputable company. At Magic Broom, we don’t want to see this happen to you!
So, what can you look out for? The CSIA recommends researching:
- how long the business has been around,
- looking into references and reviews,
- ensuring that everything checks out okay with the Better Business Bureau,
- and checking insurance policies to make sure you’re protected no matter what.
- Most importantly, make sure the sweeps you’re hiring are CSIA trained and certified.
What Is The CSIA?
The CSIA is a non-profit organization that has been around since 1983. They’ve been successful in training sweeps all across the nation for nearly 35 years, due to the dedication and expertise provided by a qualified team of volunteers. They focus on educating homeowners, as well as sweeps, about how to use fireplaces as safely as possible.
On top of this, they adhere to a stringent code of ethics, ensuring that any certified sweeps will use their knowledge to provide great service and promote the mission and goals of the CSIA. And if you feel that your rights as a homeowner have been violated or that someone unqualified is posing as a CSIA certified sweep, they encourage you to reach out to them as soon as possible!
The CSIA also highly values the idea of continuing education. This industry is fast-paced and ever-changing, meaning sweeps need to be re-educated every few years to keep up. As codes, regulations, and techniques are modified, staying on top of it all isn’t always easy! Thanks to the CSIA, chimney businesses all over the country can keep up with everything, no problem. Any certified sweep is required to re-certify every few years – now that’s dedication!
The CSIA also offers certifications for dryer vent maintenance. Becoming CDET certified is an extensive process, as well, and when it comes to the safety of your home, you only want a certified tech on the job. Dryer vent maintenance is extremely important and greatly reduces your risk of dryer-related fires. On top of this, your appliance will run much more efficiently, and you’ll use up significantly less energy – it’s a win all around!
We Are CSIA & CDET Certified!
The sweeps at Magic Broom are CSIA and CDET trained and certified, so you know that you can trust us no matter what your chimney or dryer vents needs are. Make us your one-stop shop for it all – call today to learn more!