September 27 - October 3
Join the movement on Social Media #ChimneySafetyWeek
National Chimney Safety Week 2020 is designed to educated homeowners on the inherent dangers of fireplaces and provide them with tips to reduce their risk of suffering a chimney fire or carbon monoxide-related health emergency.
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (USCPSC), an average of 17,600 chimney fires occurred annually in the United States between 2015 and 2017, and although this represents a significant drop from previous years, the Chimney Safety Institute of America believes there’s still much room for improvement. CSIA's vision is that every family enjoys a safe, warm home.
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends chimneys be inspected annually and cleaned as-needed. Having your chimney inspected by a CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep before lighting your first fire of the season, is the number one way to prevent potential damage to your home or even the loss of life that may result from a damaged or blocked chimney.
With more than 1,800 CSIA Certified Chimney Sweeps located across the United States, it has never been easier to find one near you. To locate your nearest CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep, visit www.csia.org/search and enter your zip code into the locator search tool.
Homeowner Resources & Tips
The Facts About Chimney Fires
Why CSIA's Credentials are the Industry Standard
How to Hire a Chimney Sweep
What You Need to Know When Burning Wood
Avoiding Carbon Monoxide Hazards
Chimney Fire and Carbon Monoxide Statistics
CSIA Director of Education, Russ Dimmitt, discusses way to avoid chimney fires in your home. View the full playlist for more chimney safety tips on Youtube!
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