Winter prevention Top Tips !
Chimney sweeping :
Legislation requires you to have your chimney, flue pipes professionally cleaned once a year and it is recommended it is done twice a year –
once during the period when it is being used. The sweeping should ensure the soot and the deposits are cleaned fully. Good maintenance & cleaning of the chimney reduces the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning and the start of a chimney fire.
Boiler / Heater maintenance :
Maintenance and control of these appliances should be carried out at least once a year.
Normally it is for the occupant to have this carried out by a professional. You should be issued with a document confirming the appliance has been inspected and functions correctly. In the case of a fire you could be held responsible especially if there were any victims.
Draining of the water system :
In case of absence for both holiday and principle residences you should stop the water supply, drain the water system and/or add appropriate antifreeze solution to water held appliances.
Smoke detectors :
Property owners and occupants are responsible for the installation and/or the maintenance of the detectors (DAAF : Détecteur Avertisseur de Fumée).
It should significantly reduce the unnecessary loss of life, prevent injuries and minimize damage by alerting you to a fire as early as possible.
You have to equip your property with at least one smoke detector. Please make sure
- it conforms to the French norm NF EN 14604
- it is marked with the CE notation
- it emits a sound/alarm of at least 85 dB (A) audible at three metres
- it includes a power indicator
Intruder detector/Alarm :
Holiday homes and Main residences : 1000 break-ins a day throughout France !
Are you really doing your best to avoid a very unpleasant and stressful experience ?
You might have good reasons to think that this is unlikely to happen to you : quiet Hamlet, very watchful neighbours, difficult access… but the truth is we are all vulnerable.
The intruder detector we propose has been created by Verisure (Securitas Direct) and the price has been negotiated on your behalf by Générali.
The cost of the system varies due to the nature of the property but starts from only 300€ for the equipment and installation with a monthly fee from 31,90€.
To see how you will gain peace of mind with this alarm, click on the link for details in English Verisure détails
Control the security of your property, protect your family, call us directly on +33 (0) 2 97 40 80 20 to obtain your free, personalised and non committal quotation.