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Old 06.11.2008, 12:20
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Re: Chimney Sweep...

As far as I know, it is mandatory that chimneys have to be cleaned periodically. It's a requirement of the Cantonal Fire Police and the building insurance. It's probably best to check with your local authorities on this. If you live in your own house then it's your responsibility; if you live in a rented apartment, check with the rental agency.

Here's a link for the Canton Zurich - pages 5, 6, 7 show which kind of heating systems' chimneys have to be professionally cleaned how often:
http://www.gvz.ch/FEUERPOLIZEI/Porta...ngsanlagen.pdf

P.S. I just saw that if a chimney is used only very seldom (or, in your case, not at all) then it must still be checked periodically (this applies for Cant. Zurich). The relevant Cantonal department will be able to tell you how often.

Last edited by möpp; 06.11.2008 at 12:28. Reason: added p.s.
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