10 Questions you Should Ask to Qualify a Chimney Sweep
Chimney sweeping is an unregulated industry. As such there are companies that operate outside of the standards of a certified professional. The Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) is one such agency that certifies sweeps and companies to insure safety in a very important service. Fly-by-night companies use cold call tactics to set appointments in a targeted area and then swoop in with non-certified “technicians” to “clean and inspect” your chimney.