We Are Certified (And Why it Matters)

by | Aug 22, 2017 | Certifications

When it comes to chimneys, homeowners tend to overlook the standard and try to D-I-Y. This can lead to dangerous consequences, extreme repair costs, property value depreciation, and even health risks to your family. If you wouldn’t let your ten-year-old rebuild your transmission, don’t let an amateur repair your chimney. The chimney’s purpose is to vent harmful gases from the home. It’s not just there to look pretty. It has a job to do, and must do it well to keep your family and home safe.

CSIA Certified

At Mr. Smokestack Chimney Service, we make it a priority for our technicians to be CSIA certified in order to provide the best care for our customers in and around Raleigh. CSIA Certified Chimney Sweeps (CCS) is the industry standard for chimney safety. CSIA certified sweeps have undergone intensive classroom and field training, and testing. They must adhere to a stringent code of ethics designed to protect homeowners from scams. If found in violation of this code of ethics, the chimney sweep’s certification can be revoked. While in good standing, a CSIA member must recertify every three years by way of examination or continuing education.

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Certification and extensive training matters to us at Mr. Smokestack Chimney Service because our customers matter to us. We have the highest standard of customer safety and satisfaction, which is why we are CSIA certified, and maintain membership in the National Chimney Sweep Guild, the North Carolina Chimney Sweep Association, and the National Fire Protection Association. In an industry that is largely unregulated, it is up to the homeowner to vet service providers, making certain to hire the most qualified professionals for this important job. Your homeowner’s insurance providers, realtors, and municipal code officials look for the signature of a qualified professional on reports. Many agencies and officials trust the CSIA standard, and so should you.

Your Chimney, Your Investment

The housing market tells us that homeowners like fireplaces. First time homebuyers want fireplaces, and fireplaces often come with chimneys. When you add a fireplace and chimney to your home, or properly maintain or upgrade an existing chimney and fireplace, you are investing in your property. When you don’t properly maintain your investment, it depreciates your property value. Most people would not take their classic car to a summer sports team car wash where children might damage the paint or finish. Instead they go to a dealer and pay for a professional service detail. This is how best to protect your investment. Hire the best professional for the job, with the most thorough and extensive training, the most promising reviews, and comprehensive service. Mr. Smokestack Chimney Service has been Raleigh’s trusted comprehensive chimney and hearth service providers for over 10 years.

We strive not to be a success, but to be of value. Let us add to and preserve your chimney’s value today. Call 919-747-1859 or schedule an appointment online today. Concerned about cost? Ask us about financing!

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