381-8 Old Riverhead Road

Westhampton Beach, NY

Tel. 631-998-0780

Hours: Tues. - Thur. 9am to 3pm / Fri. 9am to 12pm (or by appt.) / Sat. - Mon. Closed

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What is NFI and Why is it Important?

Your chimney is the most important system in your home. It’s extremely important to maintain and use your chimney system properly to keep your family and home safe. If you want to keep it working efficiently as long as possible, you need to ensure it’s properly maintained. We want to tell you about NFI, what it is and why it is so important to hire an NFI-certified professionals to ensure your utmost safety!

Professional Services and Installations

NFI logoYour fire system’s performance and life is determined by how you use it and treat it. If you want to keep your system safe and efficient, then you need to service it regularly by the chimney and fireplace professionals who have the proper certifications. This means scheduling routine and regular chimney sweeps and chimney inspections yearly.

Professional installation is even more important than chimney maintenance. When you choose a fire appliance or build one, you need to hire a certified professional to complete the job. This not only helps your system work better and last longer, but it is a requirement for most manufacturer and homeowners’ insurance policies.

NFI Certification

The National Fireplace Institute (NFI) is the certification agency, who focuses on fireplace services and safety. This nationally-recognized program focuses on proper installation and maintenance of fire appliances and venting systems. You need to trust your hearth installation to an NFI Certified Specialist, especially if safety is your top priority.

NFI Certified Specialists are trained and tested for extensive knowledge and expertise based on standards of safety and protocol. They know about fire safety regulations and manufacturer requirements. Your new appliance may also require routine services from an NFI professional  to maintain the factory warranty! Make sure you read all the paperwork and owner’s manual that comes with your new hearth appliance.

Professional Courtesies

As chimney professionals, we do our best to reduce the frequency and severity of residential fires. We also want to bring down the occurrence and possibility of scams in our industry. You should only choose licensed and certified professionals to come inside your home.

At Beach Stove and Fireplace, we take safety seriously. All of our technicians are certified through the National Fireplace Institute and the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA). If you live in or around Westhampton Beach, NY, we are here to help. Call Beach Stove and Fireplace for all your fireplace and chimney needs at 631-998-0780 today!

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The Chimney Safety Institute of America

The C.S.I.A. Trains Chimney Sweeps

Anyone who has a chimney in their home should be familiar with the Chimney Safety Institute of America. This important organization has resources not only for professionals, but also homeowners. Even those who are familiar with the CSIA may not realize how many services and resources they actually provide. Becoming familiar with them may help prevent many chimney problems for homeowners. We are proud to say our technicians are CSIA certified.

The Chimney Safety Institute of America - Westhampton Beach NY - Beach Stove & FireplaceOne important thing to know about The Chimney Safety Institute of America is that they do not only deal with chimneys. In addition, they provide resources for people who are concerned with dryer vents. The two may seem unrelated but they actually create many similar concerns for homeowners. Both need to be properly maintained and inspected each year in order to avoid putting the home at risk for a fire. Many homeowners do not realize how much care their dryer vents require, but the CSIA helps to educate them.

Any reliable chimney sweep or dryer vent technician should be familiar with The Chimney Safety Institute of America because they provide many important training opportunities. Most importantly, they provide the training necessary to be come a certified technician. Even after they have become certified, professionals can brush up their skills and participate in online review programs. This helps to ensure that they have the most up to date information and can provide the best possible service to their clients.

In addition to providing online training, certification and review programs, the CSIA actually runs a training school. The program at the school is a six-day intensive program that covers every aspect of chimney repair and maintenance. Participants learn about the practical elements of chimney care as well as the chemistry that is involved with safely burning a fire. When the program is over, they are fully prepared to handle any chimney related issue that may arise.

The CISA provides resources for homeowners who have questions about their chimneys. In fact, they have a mobile app as well as a blog on their website to provide easy access to this information. They have articles that cover everything from hiring the right chimney sweep to safely burning wood in the fireplace.

Since they train chimney sweeps and dryer vent technicians, the Chimney Institute of America can make the best recommendations to homeowners when they need work done. Their website features a very easy to use tool that finds professionals in the area. Homeowners can find peace of mind in knowing that they have hired someone who was properly trained and has the CSIA seal of approval.

The chimney and dryer vents are two of the most important things in the home when it comes to proper maintenance and inspection. If they are not properly cared for, the entire household may be at risk for a fire or even, in some cases, illness. The Chimney Association of American trains professionals so that they can provide the best possible care to these vital elements of the home. They also offer resources that help homeowners understand these elements and to find the right professionals to care for them. Their easy to use website and mobile app make it possible for everyone to get the information they need.

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Our Location

Beach Stove and Fireplace is located on Old Riverhead Road between Montauk Highway and Sunrise Highway. From Sunrise Highway take exit 63 south, travel 1.2 miles and turn right at the 381 complex (just north of Gabreski Airport)