Which tasks does the chimney sweep have?

The tasks of a chimney sweep are more diverse than most homeowners suspect. They range in the field of safety, fire protection but also environmental protection and neutral advice are among the daily tasks of the chimney sweep.

Sweeping and removing residues

The fireplace is turned for various reasons. The first is to maintain the cross-section of the chimney to allow the smoke to escape. If the cross-section were to become smaller, the respective stove could not attract enough air for incineration and the inhabitants could suffocate due to carbon monoxide poisoning.

The second reason is the high flammability of the residues in the chimney. Through the chimney smoke forms after a while a veritable tarry layer in the chimney, which can easily burn in a too-heated fireplace. In earlier times houses were often burst by the so-called chimney fire in flames.

Control of combustion plants

Oil and gas heaters must be measured at regular intervals by the chimney sweep. It is checked whether, for example, the pollutants in the exhaust gases are too high. But even stoves and fireplaces must be checked for damage at a hearth show.

The tasks of the chimney sweep

  • Removal of soot
  • Measuring the combustion plants
  • Guide the sweeping book for each owner of a heating system
  • Acceptance of equipment during commissioning
  • Fireplace shop
  • Contact person of the fire brigade in case of fire

Tips & Tricks

If you are considering changing your chimney sweep, remember that your former chimney sweep knows the entire history of the house and can better assess damage.

In addition, in the event of a fire, he must provide the fire brigade with his knowledge of the location and facilities free of charge. If you change all the time, a certain amount of knowledge will be lost that could otherwise be of use to you.

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