Thank you for visiting A-1 Rooftop chimney sweep. No doubt you’re aware that there are several companies offering products and services that are similar to what we offer. The truth is, this is an unregulated industry; there are no required licenses or certificates, so it’s difficult for customers to tell the difference between the best sweeps in the industry from those that charge inflated fees for second-rate work.
I created this site to help you know how to make the best decision for your situation. Here you’ll find what problems you may face, what options are available to fix them, and how to choose the best professional for your job.
Ron Bardwell, President & CSIA Certified Sweep
Why You Should Choose a Certified Sweep
The National Fire Protection Association recommends that you have your chimney inspected at least once per year. Now anyone can look at a chimney, but it takes a specialist to determine your chimney’s condition and to make recommendations for appropriate sweeping, relining, or repair. Because chimney sweeps play such an important part in your safety, and since the nature of their work requires that they come into your home, it's important that you choose a chimney sweep that you trust completely. Consider these reasons to select the best professional for your home and family:
Certification is evidence that the certified professional cares about his customers enough that he will invest the time and money to receive the best education in his field of expertise.
CSIA Certified Chimney Sweeps keep abreast of the current developments and the technology of their trade. They are knowledgeable about the most recent National Fire Protection Association standards as well as the specifics of state and local codes covering their geographic area. In order to ensure a verifiable level of expertise within the trade, the Chimney Safety Institute of America administers the CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep Program.
Throughout most of the 50 states, the homeowner's best gauge of a chimney serviceperson's knowledge is the CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep credential. C.S.I.A. Certified Sweeps are tested every three years and display a dated, photo-ID badge. A good way to be sure the sweep servicing your chimney is currently certified is to check the search engine on this website or call the CSIA office. Certified sweeps must also sign a CSIA Chimney Sweep Code of Ethics to help insure homeowners get not only a knowledgeable sweep, but an honest one. Don't settle for less!