Certified Chimney and Dryer Vent Technicians Make All the Difference


The thought of paying someone to install a new fireplace, sweep your existing fireplace and chimney, or clean out your dryer vents may make you uncomfortable, especially when you have much more to pay for. Maybe to you it makes more sense to spend that hard-earned money on groceries, clothes for the kids, and a new car to get everyone where they need to be. While those things are important as well, do not underestimate the importance of proper fireplace, chimney and dryer care.

Why Use Vented Gas Logs - Aurora IL- Pozzi Chimney SweepWhen searching for the best chimney and dryer specialist, do not be afraid to pay a little extra for a qualified service person. These technicians can actually have certifications in their fields, and hiring a guaranteed expert like this will save you time, money and headaches in the future.

While you may be tempted to by the lowest bidder for the job, installing a fireplace requires technical knowledge that non-certified technicians are not guaranteed to have. Improperly installing a fireplace can lead to serious complication like smoke and toxic fume backup into the home, carbon monoxide poisoning, and unnecessary house fires. For these reasons, spending a little extra upfront on a certified expert will be worth every dollar in the end.

For chimney sweeps and dryer vent specialists, the Chimney Safety Institute of America offers nationally recognized certification. The same reasoning for hiring a certified hearth specialist applies to CSIA certified chimney sweeps and dryer vent specialists. While a non-certified technician may be able to perform the job adequately, there is no way for you to know, meaning your risk the safety of your home and family.

Poorly swept chimneys can create a variety of issues. For instance, obstruction may not be fully cleared, causing improper ventilation, carbon monoxide toxicity and worse. Creosote, a tar-like product of the combustion of wood, also needs to be cleaned out of the chimney. If left to build up, it can cause backup of smoke and fumes into the house and even chimney or house fires.

In addition, a dryer vent specialist will know exactly what needs to be done to keep your dryer system functioning safely, while a non-certified dryer cleaner may make deadly mistakes. Dryer vents need to be fully cleaned of all lint, debris, and even animals at least once every year. If the vent needs to be replaced, it must be installed correctly to avoid gathering lint in bends or damaged sections. The opening to the outside also must function properly to expel the hot air. Failure to do any of these tasks can result in deadly house fires.

If you are ready to hire a certified technician to help maintain your home and safety, get in touch with a professional and ask for proof of certification. If you live in the area of Aurora, Illinois, contact Pozzi Chimney Sweep for a professional consultation.