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Old 08.03.2012, 09:56
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Re: Chimney Sweep...

Being Switzerland, this is different from one canton to the next.
Nevertheless, having your chimney swept is a legal obligation most places. In the canton of Vaud where I live the chimney sweeps are in a closed guild so you don't have a choice. Having said that, the person (actually a lady) who comes to our place is very pleasant and polite about the whole business.
The central heating gets checked every year and that includes a check of the emissions to ensure that they are in conformance with legislation (with the appropriate sticker give as a reward). The living room fireplace, she usually pokes her head up quickly and it only gets swept if she decides it's necessary (every 3 or 4 years or so). We don't get charged for her poking her head into the fireplace.
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