C-DET

Stephen "Steve" Schwaller of The Dryer Vent Dude Inc. recently completed the Chimney Safety Institute of America’s (CSIA) Certified Dryer Exhaust Technician program and has become the first professional in Nebraska to hold the C-DET credential

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Tom Spalding
Chimney Safety Institute of America
2155 Commercial Drive
Plainfield, Indiana 46168
tspalding@csia.org

Local Clothes Dryer Servicing Pro is first C-DET-holder in Nebraska

[Lincoln, Nebraska June 26, 2015].  Schwaller received extensive instruction in the latest techniques of clothes dryer venting exhaust, inspection, cleaning, testing, and maintenance. He is one of just 300 qualified professionals to hold the CSIA C-DET credential, which was created in 2000 and is the only certification program of its kind. All C-DET techs must sign an ethics pledge to do right by their customers. Steve is dedicated to educating homeowners, landlords, and property managers.

Schwaller passed an exam based on standard dryer vent service practices.  To pass, candidates must earn a score of 80 or higher. Certification is valid for three years from the test date. The exam is based upon a reference manual containing up-to-date technical information on the cleaning, maintenance, and repair of dryer exhaust vents.

CSIA Certification is the hallmark of excellence in the chimney service and venting technology industry.  The credential – which is endorsed by the Natio Stephen "Steve" Schwaller of The Dryer Vent Dude Inc. recently completed the Chimney Safety Institute of America’s (CSIA) Certified Dryer Exhaust Technician program and has become the first professional in Nebraska to hold the C-DET credential nal Air Duct Cleaners Association as well as Duct Cleaners Network, signifies knowledge of practices important to providing the best service and to staying ahead in an ever-changing industry.

He has enhanced his knowledge of how to properly inspect and clean dryer exhaust vents in order to better protect people against fire and carbon monoxide poisonings.

“Certification through CSIA demonstrates a true commitment by the student to become the very best in their industry,” said Ashley Eldridge, Director of Education for CSIA. “By becoming more knowledgeable and certified, they become more helpful to the homeowner/customer that seeks out CSIA expertise so they can use this key appliance with less risk. Many people are unaware that having an optimal clothes drying experience requires more than just a functioning dryer. The transition duct that connects the dryer to the exhaust, the exhaust line itself, as well as the termination cap, and other elements, are just as important as the dryer.”
 
The Chimney Safety Institute of America is a nonprofit organization, formed in 1983. CSIA is dedicated to the education, training and certification of chimney and industry related professionals, and to educating the public about the dangers of chimney fires and other problems and the maintenance and performance of chimney and venting systems.

CSIA may be contacted at (317) 837-5362, tspalding@csia.org, or online at www.csia.org. We are on Twitter at @dryersafety and Facebook.com/chimneysafety. Our consumer-themed website, launched in 2015, is dryersafety.org.

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