Advice and Regulation


La Fée Cheminée réglementation ramonage

Chimney sweeping is a legal obligation governed by the decree of July 20, 2023 which specifies the terms of application of decree No. 2023-641 of July 20, 2023. In Haute-Savoie, your flues (fuel and wood) must be swept once a year unless your consumption is >6m³ or >2.5 T of pellets, then you will need to sweep them twice a year. .

The chimney sweep frequency for gas is once a year.

For your information: the use of chemical sweeping will not exempt you from mechanical sweeping, which alone is effective.

The sweeping must be carried out by a qualified professional. He takes care of the emptiness of the conduits. The professional has a duty to advise and can urge you to no longer use your generator, if he judges the installation to be really too dangerous. 

Chimney sweeping: what are the benefits?

The 1st: security.

The combustion of wood or fuel generates fumes which, rising in the flue, create soot deposits.
The sweeping of the flues reduces the risk of fire but also of intoxication, by eliminating these deposits.

The 2nd: your finances
Did you know that 1 mm of soot reduces the yield of your device by 10%


You would like to make an appointment to have your installation swept and you wonder if there is a more favorable period for sweeping?

Note that your chimney sweeper will be much more available at the end of the heating period, that is to say in the spring rather than in the fall.
A large number of users only think about it at the end of summer, so it will be difficult to respond favorably to all of our customers during the fall period.

In addition, the soot deposited in your flues is still dry in the spring, while in the fall, it will be particularly wet and more stubborn to remove.

La Fée Cheminée conseils ramonage

Decree No. 2023-641 of July 20, 2023 defines the regulatory obligations that govern chimney sweeping. Chimney sweeping is obligatory once a year, twice if the wood consumption exceeds 6m³ or 2.5 tonnes of pellets, or if the non-gaseous heating generator is collective.
‘Maintenance of the wood generator is mandatory once a year. This maintenance consists of cleaning the heating body, checking its adjustment and its combustion air supply.
A duty of advice is obligatory concerning the possible improvement of the entire installation, the optimization of the efficiency of the device and the interest of replacing the installation taking into account the energy yields and the impacts on quality air.
The decree of July 20, 2023 specifies the terms of application of the decree of July 20, 2023, including, in particular, a diagnosis of the visible elements of the smoke installation, a methodology for maintaining the devices and details of the advice to be provided .
The chimney sweep cannot be held responsible for any loss resulting from the lack of maintenance of a heating device, nor from non-compliance carried out by the installer.

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