Hire a Certified Sweep
Unlike many cleaning jobs around your home, chimney cleaning is not a task for the average person. Specific industry-grade equipment is required to do the job right, and accurate knowledge of chimney structures, venting physics and fire safety is critical.
Fire N’ Stone of Tilton, NH, provides CSIA-certified chimney sweep services for our customers through New Hampshire’s Lakes Region. We’re fully insured, licensed in the state and carry the CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep designation. Here’s why that’s so important.
What Is the CSIA?
The Chimney Safety Institute of America is the leading hearth-industry organization that engages in training, education and certification courses for chimney service workers. Earning the designation of a CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep requires a rigorous training and study, as well as passing a very complex examination.
Only the best chimney cleaners carry the CSIA certification. You’ll find certified chimney sweeps in all 50 states, proudly serving their customers with the most advanced and up-to-date knowledge available in the industry.
The CSIA certification is not a “once and done” certification as it requires ongoing training on new products and procedures every year to maintain our certification. Our industry and the appliances we service are ever changing and to ensure the safety of your home and family we make sure we are always learning better ways to serve your needs.
It’s never advisable to allow anyone who is not fully trained and certified to work on your chimney. Doing so could result in damage to the chimney structure and its components. It also could result in a cleaning job that’s not thorough, keeping your chimney at risk of a fire.
The Work of a Chimney Sweep
When we call on our customers to clean their chimneys, we have two main focus points:
- Remove flammable creosote from wood burning chimneys, which is the main cause of chimney fires each year in the U.S., and to remove acidic deposits that can damage your chimney from oil and gas central heating chimneys to keep your home safe.
- Remove drafting obstructions such as leaves, twigs and other tree debris as well as the nesting materials of small animals including squirrels, birds and rodents.
Doing this job right involves the use of rotary brushes and scrubbers, cleaning rods, industry-grade solvents and commercial vacuums. It also involves years of hands-on training that allows us to do the job safely and thoroughly.
During the cleaning process, we may notice areas of damage that need to be brought to your attention. Our chimney sweeps are also qualified to perform chimney inspections and all manner of repair and rebuilding work.
Learning about chimney problems early lets you take care of them before they become widespread and potentially dangerous.
Chimney Inspections & Repairs
We, at Fire N’ Stone offer all levels of chimney inspection as outlined by the CSIA. We also offer chimney repair work covering the masonry structure along with components such as the flue liner, chimney crown and chimney cap.
You can save yourself time by arranging for an inspection at the same time we clean your chimney.
A Trusted New Hampshire Chimney Sweep
We’re a family-owned, family-operated business that’s served Lakes Region homeowners for more than 10 years. When we schedule a cleaning, inspection or repair project, we show up on time and take great care to safeguard your home and items near the work area.
Our technicians know chimney and fireplace mechanics inside and out and are always quick to explain any problems or concerns that you should know about.
Possibly most important of all, the technicians who work on your chimney are seasoned professionals who carry the CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep designation, which tells you that you’re working with an individual whose expertise is proven and demonstrated over many years and projects, keeping you confident in the job they’ll be doing.
Is it time for a chimney sweep? Speak with a chimney expert today at (603) 293-4040.
Fire N’ Stone serves Franklin NH, New Hampton NH, Northfield NH, Meredith NH, and all other Lakes Region communities.