PLAINFIELD, Ind., September 27, 2021 / PRNewswire / – As We Celebrate National Chimney Safety Week September 26 to October 2, the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) wants to remind all families how they can enjoy a safe and warm home this fall and winter. National Chimney Safety Week 2021 is designed to educate homeowners about the dangers of fireplaces and provide tips for reducing their risk of experiencing a chimney fire or carbon monoxide health emergency.
According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), there are 17,920 fires caused by wood-burning appliances each year. Having your chimney inspected by a CSIA certified chimney sweep before lighting your first fire of the season is the best way to prevent potential damage to your home or even loss of life that can result from a damaged or blocked chimney.
Not only can an annual inspection save your family’s life, it can also save your wallet. “The dangers of chimney fires will be reduced when you inspect and have your chimneys swept as needed. During an inspection, flue blockages (chimney) and deteriorating chimney conditions will be detected and repairs can be made to reduce the risk of carbon monoxide entering the home, ”says Russ dimmitt, CSIA Director of Education. “By regularly maintaining your systems, you will be able to spot small problems before they turn into costly repairs.”
AMSC is a non-profit organization governed by a volunteer board of directors and is dedicated to the education, training and certification of professionals in the chimney and venting industry. For the past 30 years, CSIA has been America’s expert in fireplace and chimney safety. In addition to passing a rigorous exam, each person wishing to hold a CSIA certification must also agree to abide by a rigorous code of ethics. CSIA certified chimney sweeps must renew their certification through exams or continuing education credits every three years, in order to keep up with the ever-changing industry. With more than 2,300 CSIA® certified chimney sweeps located across United States, it has never been easier to find one near you. To locate your nearest CSIA® certified chimney sweep, visit csia.org and enter your postal code into the locator search tool.
For more information, visit csia.org/chimneysafetyweek and join the movement on social media by sharing #ChimneySafetyWeek.
SOURCE Chimney Safety Institute of America