• 4 Online Resources for Finding a Certified Chimney Sweep

    4 Online Resources for Finding a Certified Chimney Sweep

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    Gone are the days when we started our search for a repairman in the phonebook.  Today’s homeowners now use the Internet to seek out professionals within their area.   But how can you decide who to trust?  How do you find the best chimney sweeps in your area?  While there are no guarantees, the best places to start are sites which only include in their results certified, accredited sweeps with proven experience working in the trade.  To make your next chimney sweep search easier, we have narrowed down for you four of the most respected online resources.

    Here are 4 websites that can be helpful in locating certified chimney sweeps in your area:

     

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    1. National Chimney Sweep Guild – The National Chimney Sweep Guild (NCSG) is the only nationally-recognized trade association for the chimney industry.  Members of this guild are required to sign their Code of Ethics and affiliation indicates professionalism and credibility.   Keep in mind that businesses are listed as a group and each individual employee may have their own level of education and experience.
    2. Chimney Safety Institute of America – The Chimney Safety Institute of America is another great place to start your search.  Not only can homeowners search by location but can also narrow down their results by the sweep’s education and certifications.  Certifications include advanced inspection, chimney physics, masonry repair, and more.  The site also lists each sweep individually rather than a company as a whole.  This can be helpful in ensuring the sweep that arrives at your home is as qualified as the boss he works for.   
    3. Google+ Local – Google+ Local is a great resource for not only finding businesses but also to see what others are saying about them.  When clicking on individual businesses, you can access their unique Google+ page to learn more about their business such as hours of service, contact information, and a link to their website.  The online review section is this site’s shining star allowing people to read reviews from past customers to gain honest insight into each business.
    4. Angie’s List – Angie’s List is another great site to get reviews you can trust.  Not only does this online resource give you access to the best providers in your area, the company also goes to great lengths to verify reviews and checking each post that is listed to ensure it is not falsely posted by the company itself.

    If you are in need of a professional chimney sweep company than look no further than Lindemann Chimney Service.  We are certified with both the NCSG and CSIA in the trade and are proud to have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.  Trusted in the Chicago area since 1969, we offer chimney and fireplace installations, repairs, and inspections along with duct and gutter cleaning services.

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