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Chimney sweeping is a legal obligation.

"It is governed by article 31 of your departement's health regulations"

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Chimney sweeping: when and how to sweep your chimney?

Chimney sweeping, wood or pellet stoves and the sweeping of boilers are strictly regulated by law. Indeed, several texts regulate sweeping: the sanitary regulations of your department as well as certain municipal decrees. You therefore have a legal obligation to sweep your flue.


You are probably asking yourself the following question: when should you clean your chimney or boiler? In general, it is recommended to sweep your chimney flue at least twice a year, including once during the use of your chimney. Good to know: heaters using solid fuels require 2 sweepings per year, while heaters using gaseous fuels require one sweeping per year.


How to sweep your chimney? Ideally, sweeping should be mechanical, the professional chimney sweep uses a tool called a hedgehog. A chemical sweeping can also be proposed in addition to the mechanical sweeping carried out with a brush.


Do you know what debugging is? De-screening is complementary to conventional mechanical sweeping. The objective of de-screening is to eliminate the bisters, that is to say the thick layers of deposit. The bistre looks like hardened tar and can sometimes cause duct fires. Generally, it is advisable to carry out a de-screening every 10 years.

Sweeping: what is it for?

Chimney sweeping allows you to clean your chimney flue to protect yourself from the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. Carbon monoxide can cause nausea, headaches and in the worst cases be fatal. Chimney sweeping also reduces the risk of fire. In fact, the more clogged your flue, the higher the risk of fire!


After several months of use, your smoke flue may be clogged and this may deteriorate the gas evacuation. Deposits, such as soot, can really damage your heating in terms of efficiency and longevity.


So by sweeping, you keep your safety, the safety of your home and the energy efficiency of your heating appliances. Indeed, a chimney swept chimney will allow your heating system to perform better. You can save energy!


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What are the risks of not sweeping?

Please note that if you do not sweep your chimney, stove or boiler, you expose yourself to the risk of fire and the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. In addition, if you ever have a claim in your home related to your heating system, your insurance will ask you for proof of the maintenance of the flue. Without that, you will not be able to get help. Thus, an invoice from a professional chimney sweep and a chimney sweep certificate will allow you to be in the rules and to protect yourself against any risk. BECK Chimney sweep is a chimney sweep company qualified by the Scientific and Technical Committee for Climate Industries (COSTIC) .

Why use a professional and certified chimney sweep in Savoie?

It is not advisable to sweep your chimney flue yourself because it involves health risks on the one hand, and it requires the right tools and equipment on the other. Using a professional and certified chimney sweep ensures complete compliance of your installation, security for residents and energy savings. In the event of a claim, the insurance will take this into account. Do not hesitate to contact us for any quote request for the sweeping of your chimney, wood stove or boiler .

How much does it cost to sweep a chimney, wood stove or boiler in Savoie?

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The powerful screwdriver we use to sweep your chimney or flue

Here is the powerful screwdriver that we use to sweep your chimneys or flue. This innovative technique is a new type of sweeping more effective than other methods.  

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