How to Select a Chimney Professional

The heating and solid fuel burning appliances in your home (furnaces, fireplaces, wood stoves, etc.), and the chimneys through which they vent have a very powerful impact on the well being of your family. It is very important that you hire the right chimney technician to properly inspect, sweep, and repair these systems. With so many different companies to choose from, it can be hard to know if you are choosing the right company.

The best choice you can make is to go with someone who:

  • Is certified by the Certified Chimney Professionals (CCP) or by the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA).
  • Ask how long the company has been in business
  • Ask if the company holds any professional memberships or affiliations
  • Ask if they have liability of other insurances
  • Be sure to get an estimate of repair costs and ensure all work to be done is put in writing

These considerations should be a good start in finding the right company for you. Also vist our Find a Pro page for a list of members who can provide you with the service you need.