How to Hire a Chimney Sweep
Proper care and maintenance of your chimneys, woodstoves, and fireplaces can help protect you from unnecessary fires and carbon monoxide poisonings. We always recommend hiring a CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep®. You should also consider asking the following questions before allowing someone to service your home:
You are also encouraged to look at any trusted review websites or business organizations in your area as well.
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.