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Why Use a Certified Chimney Sweep?

Why use a certified chimney sweep? The answer is quite simple, a chimney sweep who has been certified has had the education and training to see chimney issues that a layman cannot. FlameMaster’s chimney sweeps are Chimney Sweep Institute of America (CSIA) certified, which means they are part of a registered business, not a fly-by-night organization with no idea how to take care of your chimney. You want a chimney sweep who is insured and certified.

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Being certified also means the chimney sweeps aren’t con artists who go door to door who “just happened to be working on another job in your neighborhood.” Even roofers with a legitimate business are not qualified to take care of your chimney any more than a chimney sweep is qualified to inspect or re-shingle your roof.

What Should a Qualified Chimney Sweep Have?

How do you know if a chimney sweep is qualified? You should look for several things when determining if a chimney sweep is qualified. Let’s look at how you can vet a chimney sweep properly.


The first and easiest way to determine if a chimney sweep is legitimate is by going to their website (not having a website is a red flag) and seeing if they are CSIA certified; if they are, you can count on them having the knowledge to inspect, clean, or repair your chimney correctly. CSIA is a not-for-profit organization, so it’s not a pay-for-play certification, so you know the chimney sweeps who have the CSIA certification had to earn it.

Another way to ensure that your chimney sweep is qualified is by its reputation. It is easy to find customer reviews on websites such as Google and Yelp, where customers can leave a rating and a detailed review of their experience with a chimney sweep.

You can also check with your local Better Business Bureau to see if the chimney sweep has had any complaints in the last few years. You can ask a chimney sweep with references to contact if you prefer an old-fashioned method, although these are usually favorable references.

Trusted CSIA Chimney Sweep in Divide ColoradoWhat Can a Certified Chimney Sweep do for You?

A CSIA certified chimney sweep will be able to do the following:

  • Detect if there are any blockages or possible fire threats from creosote that could cause carbon monoxide to contaminate your home.
  • Clean out your fireplace without damaging it or getting soot all over your home.
  • Know if any components in your fireplace need to be replaced.
  • Can advise you on heating and cooling issues.

Certified chimney sweeps can advise you on these issues and more.

FlameMaster Chimney Sweeps are Certified and Experienced

Our chimney sweeps are Chimney Institute of America (CSIA) certified, and we are members of the National Chimney Sweep Guild (NCSG). If you are seeking qualified chimney sweeps, then look no further than FlameMaster.  Don’t settle for an unqualified and inexperienced chimney sweeps; we offer chimney cleaning and inspection services in Woodland Park CO, Colorado Springs CO, Canon City CO, Westcliffe CO, Cotopaxi CO, and Howard CO; call us at (719) 661-3277 to speak with one of our experienced staff members about our chimney cleaning, repair, and inspection services.