Creosote Sweeping Logs, the CSIA and the need to still have an ANNUAL INSPECTION & CLEANING

June 3, 2019

CSIA Accepted Product: Creosote Sweeping Log (CSL)

The Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) has granted Joseph Enterprise’s CSL, Creosote Sweeping Log CSIA Accepted Product status. The CSL will carry the CSIA Accepted Product logo and the following message to further the mission of the educational organization:

"When used according to the manufacturer’s instructions, this product is accepted by the Chimney Safety Institute of America. For improved safety and home heating efficiency, CSIA recommends that all chimneys and vented appliances be inspected every year by a CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep®."

The packaging also bears the following message: Regular chimney inspections are always recommended. The CSL will not tell you if your chimney is blocked or has any kind of structural damage. The Creosote Sweeping Log does not take the place of inspection and professional cleaning.

CSL’s national advertising campaign will also incorporate the CSIA Accepted Product logo and the need for professional chimney cleaning.

"We uphold the position that chemical cleaners should not replace any service provided by a qualified professional, including annual inspections and cleaning," stated Frances L. Kelly, CSIA executive director. "With CSIA Accepted Product status, the Creosote Sweeping Log will bring this chimney safety message into millions of homes this heating season through national advertising."

As an educational organization devoting its resources to the prevention of chimney fires and carbon monoxide intrusion, CSIA maintains that these three elements are necessary to ensure a safe and properly functioning chimney:

  1. A complete chimney inspection by a qualified professional;
  2. Performance of necessary chimney repairs by a qualified professional; and
  3. The mechanical sweeping of the chimney and the removal of creosote and other potentially hazardous material by a professional chimney sweep.