Justin Bailey, a CSIA-certified sweep with Bailey’s Chimney Cleaning & Repair, spoke with The Santa Fe New Mexican about CSIA training and some of the differences a southwest sweep company might experience.

Before you start loading your wood stove or fireplace on these cool nights, remember that old saying about the ounce of prevention. Now is the time to call a chimney sweep. One good bet in this area is Bailey’s Chimney. Whenever a Bailey’s sweep cleans a chimney, he scans the inside with a video camera; those photos go into the inspection report you get when the job’s done. “Once in a while we’ll find a breach or a cracked flue liner,” Justin Bailey said. “You can’t see it any other way.”

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