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Chimney sweep Glarus süd

Many Gemeindes have a closed shop with regards to chimney sweeps. They are very restrictive with who you are allowed to use.

I need a sweep to check our chimney to see if it's safe to use and then either sweep it or make it safe. I have searched both the Glarus and Glarus süd websites but cannot find if there is a specific sweep we must use.

Any Glarus süd residents out there know either if there is a specific sweep we must use or, if not, one they can recommend.

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Old 08.08.2016, 10:13
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Re: Chimney sweep Glarus süd

Telephone your Gemeinde / Commune, or the fire service probably know. An unauthorised man would not be in the Glarus phone book either. Your house building insurance company would also know.

If you are renting, ask your landlord if it is safe to use.
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Many Gemeindes have a closed shop with regards to chimney sweeps. They are very restrictive with who you are allowed to use.

I need a sweep to check our chimney to see if it's safe to use and then either sweep it or make it safe. I have searched both the Glarus and Glarus süd websites but cannot find if there is a specific sweep we must use.

Any Glarus süd residents out there know either if there is a specific sweep we must use or, if not, one they can recommend.

Thanks!
Here's the list:
http://glarnersach.ch/privatkunden/p...egerliste.html

In theory you can use any of these, not just the one in/near your particular village. Pricing is no longer standardized either so you could call around and try to get a better deal.

In practice the old turf divisions are still very much observed. Müller for Schwanden, Tschudi for Mollis, and so on. So if you see a chimney sweep's van around town, best bet is jot down the number on the side and call that one.

As for a recommendation: we live in Müller territory so that's who we use. Our chimney hasn't caught fire yet and they do a reasonable (but not perfect) clean-up after they're through. Not sure what else to add.

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Re: Chimney sweep Glarus süd

Thanks a lot for the link Mathnut, just the info I needed.
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Re: Chimney sweep Glarus süd

There's a forum member who would be perfect for the job. He may moan that he's got better things to do (forum rantings, for example) or that he won't fit up there as he changes into his victorian garb, but just shove him up there anyway.

http://www.englishforum.ch/members/1...breakfast.html
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Re: Chimney sweep Glarus süd

Thanks for the suggestion Adrianlondon, but I am concerned for my chimney and I am not sure it would survive that experience.
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There's a forum member who would be perfect for the job. He may moan that he's got better things to do (forum rantings, for example) or that he won't fit up there as he changes into his victorian garb, but just shove him up there anyway.

http://www.englishforum.ch/members/1...breakfast.html
He's got a couple of little uns he can send up the chimneys now so he doesn't need to get his hands dirty anymore.
Best get in quick before the grow too big to fit.
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