Wednesday, January 23rd, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm


Chimneys can be a bit of a mystery. They are not only something that many homeowners never think about, but they are dark, dank and oftentimes smelly. We are going to talk about a few things in relation to chimneys. What a chimney is and isn’t, what the standard of care is when inspecting a chimney and what sort of defects might commonly be found in chimneys.


Russ Dimmitt


Russ Dimmitt has been in the chimney industry for 30 years. He was the technical manager for the largest chimney supplier for much of that time and took over the role of director of information for the Chimney Safety Institute of America in 2018. He is a CSIA-Certified Chimney Sweep and is certified with the National Fireplace Institute.