Each insurance policy has its own particularities. Instead of listening to what people say, we recommend that you contact your usual supplier to find out the terms and conditions of the policy that applies to your wood stove.
If the volume of wood you use fluctuates up or down, it is strongly recommended that you notify your insurer. It is also important to contact your insurer if you need to replace your heating appliance. This way, if an unfortunate incident occurs, you will be in compliance.
Some municipalities have specific requirements for chimney sweeping. It would therefore be reasonable to contact your municipality to find out about the conditions to be respected in this regard. Generally, you can contact them by phone or e-mail.
What if sweeping is not mandatory?
Should we applaud with both hands if our municipality and our insurer do not require annual chimney sweeping? Of course not! Wisdom is always the best policy. After all, nothing is as devastating as a fire. So isn't it better to keep your family and your neighborhood safe instead of trying to save money? Contact Ramoneur Magog to receive an estimate of the cost of sweeping your chimney.
Notice of the Public Safety
Here is what we can read on the Public Security website of the Government of Quebec:
It is recommended to have the chimney swept at least once a year, ideally in the spring. A sweeping is also recommended on a regular basis depending on the quality and quantity of wood burned. Like us, you can see that the Ministry has gone to the trouble of using bold type and specifying "at least once a year".Usually, when you use less than 10 cords of wood during the winter, one sweep will be satisfactory. Over 10 cords per year, however, two sweeps would be better. The amount of creosote that is deposited in the chimney is highly dependent on the type of wood used and its water content. The range of your heating appliance also affects the level of creosote sediment in your chimney. The number of chimney fires that occur in Quebec every year is 1200. At the same time, 235 fires occur annually due to improperly installed furnaces. In the event that we discover that your equipment does not respect the rules of good practice, we can provide you with the name of an expert who can rectify the situation.
Avoid problems and contact Ramoneur Magog
Don't like to contact your insurance company? Contacting your municipality also displeases you? Doing your own chimney sweeping is more of a hassle? Then stop worrying and contact us right away. We will schedule 1 or 2 sweeps per year and you can rest easy. As specialists, we carry out the most appropriate sweeping according to the type of creosote present in your chimney. Thanks to our professionalism and our advice, you will kill two birds with one stone: you will have an incomparable installation and peace of mind. Ramoneur Magog favors a complete sweeping of your chimney as well as your heating equipment.