Our Company Blog

Only Hire A CSIA Certified Professional

We are Certified

If you own a fireplace, you know how important it is to invest in regular maintenance. If you need to schedule your annual sweeping or inspection, or if you feel that you’re in need of some repairs, it’s time you call on a team that you can trust! Luckily, for folks in the San Diego area, Weststar Chimney Sweeps is here to help!

Our staff takes pride in earning and maintaining their CSIA certifications. This is an important step for any chimney sweep to take and, companies that don’t obtain it, simply don’t have the expertise necessary for doing a thorough evaluation of your system. Even so-called “experienced” sweeps won’t know about the latest advances and technology in this ever-evolving field!

We advise you to only hire CSIA certified sweeps for any of your chimney or fireplace work, and to be on the lookout for companies claiming certification, without any evidence to back it up. It’s easy for a business to say they’re certified (making them sound more reliable) without actually doing anything. If they don’t have any specifics as to where, how, and when they gained these credentials, then they likely don’t actually have them!

To save you stress and headaches down the line, hire a qualified team, like the staff at Weststar Chimney Sweeps, from the very start. When you work with technicians like ours, you won’t be disappointed!

About The CSIA

The CSIA (Chimney Safety Institute of America) is a non-profit organization that is completely dedicated to educating sweeps and homeowners on safer fireplace practices. Since its start back in 1983, it has set the standard for how fireplace and chimney care should be handled. This organization trains and certifies countless sweeps every year. Homeowners can have the peace of mind they deserve while providing warmth and comfort to their homes and families.

One of the best parts about the the CSIA is their strict code of ethics. You don’t have to worry about the intentions or integrity of your sweeps when they carry this certification. The CSIA promotes fairness and professionalism, and they make their sweeps sign an oath to use their knowledge with only the best of intentions. This means they’ll be honest and straightforward about what your home needs and how you should proceed forward with all of your chimney repairs and maintenance.

It’s an easy choice to make. If you need help with your chimney, only trust in a CSIA certified professional for the job!

It’s Time To Call On Us

If your sweep isn’t CSIA certified, any damages or other issues they leave behind is now on your shoulders. That means more cost to you, and you’ll be left doing a lot more work! Hire us from the start, so that you can rest easy this winter and enjoy your fireplace to the fullest. Let us take this burden off of your shoulders – give our licensed, certified, and insured staff a call today!

By Mike O'Mara on January 17th, 2018 | Tagged with: Tags: , , | Leave a Comment

Kick Off The New Year With A New Gas Log Set

Are you ready to start 2018 off right? Well, Weststar Chimney Sweeps is here to help you do just that! Are you looking to amp up the look and functionality of your fireplace? If so, consider investing in a new gas log set. Guests will rave about the fantastic aesthetic. Not to mention, family and friends will love enjoying them throughout the next year!

Benefits Of Gas Logs

One of the best parts about owning gas logs is how easy they are to use. Gas appliances come with simple controls. So, all you’ll have to do is flip a switch, and you’ve got heat! There are no messy wood piles and no hauling logs from the outdoors. Homeowners are loving the convenience these units have to offer. They can enjoy all of the ambiance of a fireplace, without having to disrupt their busy lifestyle with tons of regular maintenance.

Another great benefit of gas logs is how environmentally friendly they are. Less pollutants are released into the air. Additionally, you’ll quickly discover that this heightened efficiency results in a lot more heat for your home!

Concerned about losing that classic look that wood fireplaces offer?

Well, worry no longer! These logs look just like the real thing, so you can easily gain that traditional feel you’re looking for. Ask any of our satisfied customers. The incredible ambiance they add to your home is undeniable!

Along with looking great and requiring significantly less maintenance than their wood-burning counterparts, gas logs come in a wide range of styles and sizes. This way you’re sure to find the perfect fit for your home. You’ll be able to relax and enjoy your evenings indoors to the fullest – no problem!

We Offer And Install Black Jack Oak Premium Log Sets

If you’ve worked with us in the past, then you know we only sell and promote products that we truly believe in. You’ll get everything you’re looking for when you purchase one of our Black Jack Oak Premium log sets. The detail on the logs creates a realistic look that is incredible, and you don’t need to doubt their functionality!

Along with this, these logs are durable and built to last you a lifetime – that’s why we offer a lifetime guarantee when one of our CSIA certified professionals installs them for you! Our gas log sets come in a variety of options, so be sure to check them out today!

Don’t Forget Your Inspection!

Once your gas appliance is set up and ready to go, we bet you’ll be more than ready to put it to use. However, don’t forget to schedule your annual inspection! No matter what type of fuel you use, this yearly maintenance is vital for getting the most from your gas fireplace. Residue can easily build up, clogs may form, and damages can occur that make your system dangerous to use.

Let us help make your home and fireplace function as safely and as efficiently as possible during 2018. Call us to talk to our qualified and experienced staff today!

By Mike O'Mara on January 3rd, 2018 | Tagged with: Tags: , , | Leave a Comment