Chimney Sweep Certifications

 All Midtown Chimney Sweeps are required to be Certified.

This means that you and other customers may expect Midtown’s technicians to have the following qualities:

  • Competent
  • Insured
  • Professional
  • Trained
  • Courteous
  • Knowledgeable

At Midtown Chimney Sweeps, we conduct examinations to ensure that our technicians have the knowledge, commitment, and good character traits you would expect from a Certified Chimney Professional. Midtown Chimney Sweeps does not certify its own employees, and neither does it own or control the nationally-recognized Certified Chimney Professional (CCP) certification. We are committed to providing quality chimney sweeping and dryer vent cleaning to customers, both residential and commercial. Because of our devotion to only sending you sweeps with the CCP certification, we set high standards for ourselves. Read on to learn about how to hire a chimney sweep and check his credentials online.

How to Hire a Chimney Sweep

A chimney sweep certification indicates to consumers that a contractor is qualified. But there are more factors to consider before you hire a sweep to clean your chimney. Consider the following:

  • Check to see how many and what kinds of chimney sweeping jobs a company has done.
  • Ask for a list of references or testimonials. (All our customer reviews are publicly listed on our Testimonials page.) Also, you can check how many customers have reviewed their business online. You can use reliable review sites like:
  • Make sure that a chimney sweep firm carries these types of insurance:
    • personal liability
    • worker’s compensation
    • property damage coverage
  • Ask if the chimney sweep company will be using subcontractors on the project. Sometimes small businesses attempt to avoid the legal requirement for workers’ compensation insurance by designating employees as independent contractors.
  • Last but not least, ask if the chimney sweep business has employees with certifications, such as the Certified Chimney Professional one.

This process will help you determine the right chimney sweep business for your project and home.

Use the Zip Code locator below by clicking on the logo to verify that your chimney sweep is a Certified Chimney Professional.

Some, but not all of our technicians have achieved an additional certification called the NFI Woodburning Certification. Technicians that perform fireplace installation and relining work will usually be required to achieve an additional level of certification to ensure a baseline of knowledge to perform that type of work. The National Fireplace Institute (NFI) Woodburning Certification signifies that a technician has passed a rigorous exam covering a wide variety of topics that pertain to the proper planning and installation of woodburning hearth appliances, like wood stoves, wood burning inserts, etc.  Based on a detailed industry survey, known as a Job Analysis, an extensive list of vital knowledge statements and tasks was developed by the Hearth Patio and Barbecue Association’s educational group.  This list is updated on a regular basis to ensure that the knowledge and tasks list keep up with ever changing products.  The current certification exam is based on the 5th Edition Woodburning Reference manual. Topics covered in the manual and on the exam include:

• Heat transfer.
• Factors affecting efficiency.
• Codes and standards.
• Venting systems.
• Installation guidelines and troubleshooting.
• Factory-built fireplaces.
• Inserts.
• Wood stoves.
• House pressure tests.
• Tools and instruments.
• Construction fundamentals.
• Safety guidelines.

We look forward to serving you. Please feel free to ask any of our staff if your technician coming to your home will have not only the CCP Certification, but this optional additional certification of NFI Woodburning Certification!

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