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chimney sweep

Posted by shorrcks - Created: 4 years ago
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Posted by stonedecroze - 4 years ago

AXA do NOT require you to have a certificate and I am sure that applies to many other insurers.

That said of course it makes sense to have the flue swept every six months or so.

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Posted by Tryval - 4 years ago

My French Inlaws, have it done once a year, in their rented holiday home (next door to us), it is their responsibility though they spend only 4months per year there.

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Posted by pushkinspal - 4 years ago

The insurance rule is one Sweeps bill a year to be covered , I had a chimeny fire in december 2013 and was only covered because of the approved sweeps certificate 

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Posted by nelly15 - 4 years ago

We always get ours done September October just before we start having fires. 

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Posted by shorrcks - 4 years ago

hi, thanks once a year will do then as hopefully wont need it till october soon as the weather gets better

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Posted by one4all-436374 - 4 years ago

At least once a year is common sense and no doubt what any insurance would expect, however when I had my insert fire changed a couple of years ago they recommended to clean at the end of winter period of use and again before using again the following winter.

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Posted by Kathy01 - 4 years ago

If you are living in the house you are burning the fire you sweep it. Some insurers ask you to sweep at least once a year however we have a central heating stove and we do ours 4 to 5 times a year as a clean flue is an efficient flue. The fir burs better when the chimney is first cleaned . However we do it ourselves most of the time and just get the annual devis and facture to satisfy the insurers,