Monday, 4 October 2010

Chimney sweeping

The weather has suddenly changed. In Brittany, it has been raining nonstop for a few days, the sun has gone… The winter is on its way. Although it is not cold, we like to light the fire in the evening.

Before the winter, it is a good idea to have the chimney swept by a professional.

In France chimney sweeping (ramonage) is done by a roofer (couvreur). If you don’t know any, look in the French Yellow Pages (Pages Jaunes) under COUVREUR or ask your local mairie. They might be able to give you a list of the local Couvreurs.

The price for chimney sweeping is around €75. You will have to pay on the day and the roofer will give you an invoice which is the proof that the Ramonage has been done. In case of a fire, the insurance may ask you for it. If you haven’t had the chimney swept, the insurance might not cover you.

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