Order a chimney sweeper early
Every year, a couple of hundred fires are caused by the soot that has caught fire in the smoke flue. All such fires can be prevented by the regular cleaning and maintenance of chimneys and heaters.
For information on ordering a chimney sweeper, call the state helpline 1247. Contacts of chimney sweepers can be found at Küttesüsteemide portaal. Chimney sweepers must also have a professional certificate. The validity of this certificate must be checked from the Register of Professions prior to ordering the work.
After the maintenance work, the chimney sweeper will prepare a report indicating the performed work and the chimney sweeper’s certificate number. The report is signed by both the customer and the chimney sweeper. In case of an accident, you need to prove that your heating supplies have been serviced to receive your insurance indemnity. Therefore, the report must be retained.
During cold weather, the fire safety and condition of boiler houses must be monitored with extra care. In case of malfunctions, many houses may remain unheated. This can have very serious consequences.
For the purpose of preventing accidents, we recommend
- carrying out the maintenance of the boilers and heating systems at the prescribed time, as the heating devices operating at maximum loads need to be in perfect technical condition;
- heating the boilers only with high-quality fuel;
- observing heating boilers more closely than usual during colder periods.