For the same reason, hospitals don’t hire surgeons who are self-taught in their basement, a homeowner shouldn’t hire any ol’ amateur to work on their chimney. In a world with thousands of blogs, websites, and books dedicated to the D-I-Y concept, there are just some things that you shouldn’t D-I-Y.
The chimney system depends on many variables to work. If the chimney doesn’t work properly, it may
- waste fuel,
- pollute the air both inside and outside the house,
- raise the risk of fire,
- not produce heat.
It doesn’t matter how big or small the issue is; if it affects the way the chimney works, it puts your family and property at risk.
The Wrong Sweep
An amateur will not know what problem areas are sure to become a hazard in a short time. You may find a handyman that claims to clean chimneys only to find your house covered in a fine layer of soot and ash when the job is done. Not even a general contractor has the training and experience to build or repair a fireplace and chimney properly. The only way to get the job done correctly is to hire the company that knows how. Only an experienced expert has the proper training and tools to get a job done the first time, with expedience and professionalism.
The Sweep to Trust
The CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep (CCS) is nationally recognized as the standard in the chimney industry. When your insurance company, real estate agent, code officer, or fire marshall asks you for documentation about your chimney, they look for the CSIA signature. This is because the CSIA certified sweep has the most thorough classroom and field training. CSIA certified sweeps also undergo rigorous testing, and have to maintain membership by re-examination or continued education every three years. As a nonprofit organization, dedicated to community education and safety, CSIA members must adhere to a stringent code of ethics designed to protect homeowners from scams. If a chimney sweep is found to be in violation of this code of ethics, his certification may be revoked.
We take chimney safety, customer satisfaction, and professional integrity seriously. That’s why New Buck Chimney Services maintains CSIA membership and certification. We strive to offer only the best services to our customers here in Shreveport. This means continually learning, training, and adapting to the newest changes and advances of the chimney industry.
At New Buck, we don’t only stay abreast of industry safety standards, but we have been living and operating in the area for over 20 years. Our technicians are aware of and adhere to municipal codes as well as manufacturer’s standards. Perhaps your chimney system hasn’t been inspected in awhile. A New Buck technician is standing by for your call. Call us today or contact us online.