Today we celebrate and offer our congratulations to the Original Kansas City Chimney Sweep for being designated the 47th Master Chimney Sweep in America! An accomplishment that is the pinnacle achievement for chimney professionals.
A Supporting Team
Bob believes that education never stops. He is always training our team members on chimney and fireplace specifics, which helps us all be better than we were the day before.
Our team stands proud, and have technicians lined up ready to follow in the footsteps of our first Master Sweep.
It is not a quick and easy task, but we know our technicians are up for the challenge!
What Does It Take to Be A Master Sweep?
Becoming a Master Chimney Sweep takes many years of hard work, dedication, and effort toward learning the complex science of chimney and fireplaces.
As stated by the Chimney Sweep Institute of America (CSIA):
“…the applicant must be an active CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep® and must have held the CCS credential for a minimum of nine continuous years or a minimum total of 18 years (non-continuous)…” and “…must have an active NFI Certification obtained through the CSIA Installing & Troubleshooting Wood Heating Appliances class or CSIA Installing and Troubleshooting Gas Hearth Appliances class…”
Beyond the many years spent becoming eligible to apply, earning Master Chimney Sweep status also requires the applicant to pass a stringent series of CSIA Courses such as:
- CSIA Rope / Roof Access
- CSIA Advanced Inspection and Documentation
- CSIA Lining Masonry Chimneys with Stainless Steel
- CSIA Advanced Masonry Repair
- CSIA Chimney Physics
The certified chimney sweep must also have an active certification as a CSIA Certified Dryer Exhaust Technician® because your dryer vent is essentially a chimney too!
To see the full list of courses and requirements, then visit the CSIA website for more information.