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Hiring a reputable chimney sweep can save time and money, not to mention your home!

Posted by Scott Stueber on Nov 27, 2012 10:04:00 AM

bigstock Chimney 2247709I recently wrote a blog about the things you should know about wood burning fires. One of the tips was about the importance of chimney inspections. While some products can cut down on creosote buildup, proper inspections and cleanings are the best ways to protect your home and family from a devastating fire.

Earlier in October, Jeff Rossen, from the “Today Show”, put chimney companies to the test. Click on this link to view his report:
http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/49372153/ns/today-today_rossen_reports/t/rossen-reports-are-chimney-techs-charging-you-unnecessary-repairs/#.UH22tLRgMlI

To learn more about how to hire a chimney sweep, visit the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) by selecting the link below:
http://www.csia.org/homeowner-resources/how_to_hire_a_chimney_sweep.aspx?gclid=CJSW8ZTRj7ICFcHCKgod7k8ArA

To find a CSIA certified professional in your area, select this link:
http://www.csia.org/search

To download West Bend’s eBook on Chimney and Fireplace Safety, select this link:
http://www.thesilverlining.com/fireplace-and-chimney-safety-guide

Do you have any chimney safety tips you’d like to share? I’d love to hear them; please share them in the box below.

Topics: Home Safety, Fire Safety

 

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