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Old 03.05.2019, 14:06
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Re: Chimney Sweep...[Fireplace Chimney Check]

So we had the chimney sweep in again. The small fireplace has been unused for like 5 years. The guy spent less than 20 minutes in the apartment. Sat in front of the fireplace on his phone with the vacuum running but not doing anything. Eventually left saying he would note that it was unused. Then he stood outside for 15 minutes and every so often went downstairs in the lift carrying a single item each time.
I just got the bill: 140 CHF including 10CHF for the dust mat that he reused for all three flats. Flat fee for chimney sweeping and a flat fee for "oven" cleaning (which was more), even though it was clean already. Fee for disposal of old coals of which there was none and flat fee for office administration (I guess pulling figures out of your ...um... air takes some work)

If the charge is the same for all three flats with chimneys that's 420CHF or so per hour, including his time-wasting. BTW this is Fred Senn AG Kaminfeger, for Basel.
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