CSIA Certified Sweep Image - Albany NY - Northeastern Masonry & ChimneyYou’ve heard of the CIA. Perhaps you know a CPA. Maybe you know someone who is in the CSEA. But what do you know about the CSIA?

The Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) certifies technicians so that they have the skills and tools to clean your chimney properly.

Northeastern Masonry & Chimney employs CSIA-certified professionals. Let’s take a closer look at what this means for you.

CSIA certification involves compliance with a set of rigorous industry standards that yield quality to our customers.

It’s worth noting that the CSIA is a non-profit organization, which assures freedom from bias or commercial conflict.

Professionals who are CSIA-certified pass a rigorous examination and agree to abide by a stringent code of ethics.

How does this help you as a homeowner? It protects you because any CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep found in violation of the code of ethics runs the risk of having CSIA certification revoked. In other words, the ethics code has some teeth in it. And that’s good for the customer.

The CSIA meets the highest educational standards. The certification credential was established in 1983, so it has withstood the test of time. It’s not some business owner’s hastily concocted promotional scheme. Far from it, the CSIA’s focus on continuing education and training yields value to the homeowner owing to the CSIA’s commitment to preventing residential chimney fires, carbon monoxide intrusion, and other chimney-related hazards.

Those are values any homeowner can embrace.

Northeastern Masonry & Chimney experts are also trained in National Chimney Sweep Guild (NCSG) standards and educated in NFPA-211 codes and recommendations. We keep abreast of the latest industry guidelines and recommendations. And our equipment matches the type of chimney we are cleaning, whether it’s a large masonry chimney, a furnace flue or a metal factory-built chimney.

Your yearly chimney sweeping presents challenges — and risks. It’s a task that is critical for preserving the life of your chimney and for maintaining a safe and efficient fireplace and chimney. Rely on professionally trained, CSIA-certified Northeastern Masonry & Chimney technicians for this valuable service.

A professional chimney cleaning involves more than any cleaning log can provide. We perform a thorough and appropriate regimen of industry-recommended tasks. Brushable creosote and soot are removed carefully so as to avoid fireplace or chimney damage. Our cleaning even reaches into the elbows in factory-built chimneys. We also clean connector pipes, which can become separated if they were improperly sized or if inappropriate brushes or rods were used.

Northeastern Masonry & Chimney removes soot and creosote from the smoke shelf and firebox as it becomes dislodged during cleaning. We use proven methods to assure that no soot or creosote escapes into your home. Our CSIA-certified technicians employ drop cloths, rug runners, high-speed vacuums, shoe covers and tarps over the fireplace to give you a mess-free cleaning.

Let our 35 years of experience deliver value to you in the Capital District, Central or Northern New York, the Hudson Valley or western Massachusetts. Call Northeastern Masonry & Chimney today at 518-767-9315, or schedule an appointment online. For a professional chimney sweeping, go with real pros with nationally recognized CSIA credentials.