Heating devices

Unfortunately, every winter, there are fire accidents caused by overheated or unattended heating devices. It's easy to prevent accidents caused by the fire if you can assess the danger and see the problem areas.

Remember before and during the heating season

  • Your obligation is to keep the building's chimney and soot flues free of cracks and clean.
  • The stove, house or sauna over should be heated moderately. Excess heating is one of the most common causes of buildings catching fire.
  • You are responsible for ensuring that the electrical wiring and electrical appliances in your home are safe and sound.
  • Smoke detector helps you detect the fire right at the beginning.
  • You must not leave heating appliances (stoves, ovens, boilers, heat blowers, etc.).unattended
  • Do not thaw the frozen piping with open flames.


In case of permanent residential buildings, the heating system and the flues must be cleaned twice a year. In a seasonal residential building, the chimney sweeper must pay a visit once before the heating season begins. Gas heating appliances must be cleaned once a year. The cleaning frequency must exclude the risk of soot fire.

The oven should be heated with good quality firewood. In the case of poor quality firewood (conifers, cuttings, etc.) are thrown into the heating system, the heater should be maintained more often.

A heating system may be built by a potter with a professional certificate. The validity of this certificate must be checked from the Register of Professions,  prior to the ordering of the work. Contacts of potters can be found at www.pottsepad.ee