If you are in need of a chimney sweep, it’s important to hire one that is a certified professional. Obviously, you want to ensure a company is credible before bringing them into your home.

What they do

When a chimney sweep comes to your home, they do more than simply clean the flue. They will address issues that could save your home from disaster. Here are a few questions that chimney sweeps will address:

  • Is there creosote buildup that is causing your chimney to be vulnerable to chimney fires?
  • Is your home’s heating and cooling efficiency at its peak?
  • Is the home subject to carbon monoxide poisoning?
  • Is the firebox in good condition?
  • Is the fireplace causing pollution when in use?

The Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) recommends that people only hire chimney sweeps that CSIA Certified. This means that they have gone through rigorous training and keep refining their skills with safety skills from the CSIA.

Verifying credibility

But they also suggest taking a few additional steps before hiring a chimney sweep company. After all, this service could help protect your home unnecessary fires and carbon monoxide poisoning.

Here are a few questions the CSIA suggests asking as you are hiring a chimney sweep to ensure that they are a credible technician:

  • Do you have references?
  • How old is your business?
  • Do you have liability insurance to protect your clients from potential accidents?
  • Do you have any outstanding complaints with the Better Business Bureau?
  • Are all of your chimney sweeps CSIA certified?

If you are looking for a chimney sweep, B+E’s chimney sweeps are certified, and we have plenty of glowing references if you’d like to read some. Call today to schedule a chimney sweep with one of our Outfitters. Not only are they credible and polite, they will take good care of your chimney.