When you’re looking for a professional caterer for a fancy meal, do you hire the girl next door without tasting her food? Or how about hiring a painter? Do you hire your son’s football coach just on a whim? Of course not. When it’s an important job that has to be done, you want to make sure that you hire the best. Plus, you want to make sure that you know that they are highly qualified to do the job.

The Importance of Professional Certification - Fairfield CT - Michael's Chimney Service One great way to do that is to ask to see if they are certified by the industry to which they are connected. The same is true of the company you hire to inspect and clean your chimney or your dryer vents. When it comes to finding the best chimney inspectors and sweeps and dryer vent technicians in the industry? Make sure that the company you hire is certified by the Chimney Safety Institutes of America. Michael’s Chimney Service has these certifications and more!

Chimney Safety Institute of America

Why is CSIA certification so important? To become CSIA certified, sweeps go through an intensive training schedule, which can include a six-day training school. They then take a one hour, 100 question exam and a 90 minute open book exam. According the CSIA website, the CSIA credential is recognized by industry organizations, insurance underwriters, and state, federal, and local agencies as “the measure of a chimney sweep’s knowledge about the evaluation and maintenance of chimney and venting systems.” Not only this, the CSIA Certified Dryer Exhaust Technician credential is the only dryer exhaust technician certification available and it is recognized in all 50 states.

National Chimney Sweep Guild

Michael’s Chimney Service is also a member of the National Chimney Sweep Guild. This membership entitles them to special education opportunities, members’ only discussion lists, access to the National Chimney Sweep Guild’s technical advisory council, and admission to the National Chimney Sweep Guild’s annual convention.

Northeast Hearth, Patio, & Barbecue Association

Another membership that Michael’s Chimney Service maintains is in the Northeast Hearth, Patio, & Barbeque Association. Belonging to this organization gives members access to advanced training opportunities and also works to keep members informed of any new environmental and regulatory legislative actions.

Professional Certification

When you’re looking for a qualified chimney sweep, professional certification is the standard to watch for. Certification is something that is earned: it requires a demanding evaluation process preceded by rigorous training. Those companies that choose to go through this process are dedicated to staying on top of industry standards and the latest technological advancements, and they are also committed to adhering to the highest ethical codes of conduct. These descriptions describe Michael’s Chimney Service to a tee.

Michael’s Chimney Service maintains the highest certifications in the industry, which means you can trust them with any and all of your chimney cleaning and maintenance needs, as well as your dryer vent cleaning needs. Their certifications say it, and their actions prove it: you can’t get better service than Michael’s Chimney Service!