Homeowner Resources

There are a lot of little comforts we’re lucky to have these days – fireplaces, woodstoves, furnaces, clothes dryers…

But keeping these systems working safely and efficiently (without major repair costs or serious hazards) requires a little knowledge and a little maintenance. We want to help.

That’s why we’ve put together a host of resources designed to answer your questions, inform and empower you, and let you know what your system requires, when it requires it, why it requires it, and who you can trust to do the work right.

You’ll find it all right here. So, take a look around.

And if you’re looking for a qualified chimney sweep or dryer exhaust technician in your area, remember to check out our search tool. It makes it easy to find local qualified pros and vet businesses, without wasting time scouring the internet.

Helpful Videos

Prefer watching over reading? Our Director of Education, Russ Dimmitt, has put together several great videos that cover important info for homeowners and frequently asked questions.

Check out the full playlist below:

Chimney & Fireplace Maintenance Doesn’t Have to Be Hard

Let’s face it: The more you know about your chimney and venting system, and the more you understand about the maintenance needed and when, the easier it’ll be to keep fire hazards, carbon monoxide risks, and repair costs low.

Our goal is to make it easy for you to find the info you need, when you need it – and to get the help you need, when you need it. So, whether you’re searching for a CSIA-Certified Chimney Sweep®, a Certified Dryer Exhaust Technician®, or tips for preventing chimney leaks, you’ll find it all right here on our website.

If you have any questions for us that we haven’t answered here, shoot us an email at office@csia.org or give us a call at 317-837-5362. We’d be happy to help.

And keep in mind: We’re always adding more resources and looking for more ways to help homeowners – bookmark this page and check back periodically to see what’s new!

Need to file a complaint? If you have an experience in which a CSIA-certified pro doesn’t live up to our Code of Ethics, you can file a complaint. Our pros know their certification isn’t guaranteed – they have to live up to the badge. So please, let us know if someone doesn’t.


CSIA is proud to set the industry standard in providing professional training for chimney and dryer vent technicians nationwide.