How to Hire a Chimney Sweep
We strongly recommend that people take a few steps when considering which chimney sweep will perform an annual inspection or related service on their chimney or vent. Because proper care and attention to service can help protect people from unnecessary fires and carbon monoxide poisonings, it is important to choose the professional wisely. While the CSIA recommends that people consider a CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep®, there are additional questions that should be asked to ensure that the person hired is a credible service technician:
To ensure that homeowners receive a certified sweep at every job, all chimney sweeping companies promoting themselves as "CSIA Certified" or displaying the CSIA Certified Sweep logo are required to have a CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep sign off on every job. To locate one of the more than 1,800 active CSIA Certified Chimney Sweeps across North America, please use the CSIA Certified Professional Locator on this site.
IMPORTANT: Just because a chimney sweep or company might say they are "certified", include the word "certified" in their title or advertising, or have great reviews on a consumer website, this might not mean they are well-suited for the job. Check out our special blog post on how to ensure you're hiring the best person to keep your family safe from potential chimney fires or carbon monoxide intrusion.