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Midwest Chimney Safety Council
The Midwest Chimney Safety Council is dedicated to providing education on chimney, fireplace, and wood and gas heating appliances to the public and industry professionals. We offer classes to the public on the correct operation and maintenance of wood and gas burning appliances and chimneys, and seminars and workshops to professional chimney sweeps, chimney builders, masons, home inspectors, fire investigators, HVAC installers, and Hearth appliance installers. Most of our classes for professionals are approved for CEU credits from the CSIA, ASHI, MHA, and NFI.
The National Fire Protection Association recommends an annual inspection of gas furnace, gas boiler, wood and gas-burning fireplaces and wood stoves by a professional chimney sweep and sweeping as necessary (after 1/8" of creosote has accumulated on the flue walls).
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Some of our members are available to speak to groups about chimney safety, historic chimney restoration, identifying chimney damages, and how to heat your home efficiently with wood. Call 816-461-3665 for more information.