Preventing chimney fires
As part of the Fire Prevention Week, our public safety department would like to remind you of the importance of sweeping your chimney.
More than 1,100 chimney fires occur on average every year in Quebec.
Cleaning your chimney allows you to :
✅ Prevent carbon monoxide poisoning by enabling better evacuation of smoke and toxic or noxious gases;
✅ Remove soot and flammable deposits (creosote) that have accumulated in the chimney;
✅ Optimize furnace efficiency and save fuel;
✅ Detect breakage or deterioration of the heating system and its components.
Refer to articles 11, 12 and 13 of the Town of Sutton’s Fire Safety By-law concerning chimneys (in French only).