A Chimney Sweep: What to Expect

Part of being an adult in America is being a responsible consumer. This means that homeowners keep their lawn properly manicured, take their car in for routine services and oil changes, and head to the doctor and dentist for annual checkups. Being responsible for your health and your life is easy. Taking care of the parts of your home that the neighbors may see is easy. It’s equally important to take care of the things that are easy to overlook. Chimney maintenance may not be at the forefront of your mind, but it can help your chimney work better, can prevent fires and exposure to hazardous gases, and can maintain your property value. Don’t neglect your chimney maintenance. If you’re afraid to schedule a sweep because you’re not sure what it entails, here is everything you need to know, and more!

Your Chimney Sweep
When you schedule a chimney sweep with the professionals, you get the best services possible. At Black Moose Chimney and Stove, our technicians are CSIA certified, licensed, and experienced in cleaning, repairing, and inspecting chimney systems. It’s important to schedule a pre-season chimney sweep and inspection before you light your first fire of the season. Schedule today and your chimney will be ready when you are.

First, you can make sure the space around your fireplace opening is clear of valuables, so that your chimney sweep can get right to work when they arrive on site. We use drop cloths to protect your flooring and furniture, and air filtration to prevent dust and soot from escaping into the house. Using special brushes and a vacuuming system, your technician will then clean your flue from top to bottom, remove and inspect your stove pipe connector, clean and service your stove or insert, and take photos for documentation. At the end of the appointment, we’ll use a video scanning system to get an up-close look at the interior of the system to ensure it is clear of all hazards and debris. You will also get a full and detailed report on the condition of the chimney and recommended repairs if necessary.

Standard Inspection
The video scan is usually provided during a level 2 inspection, but we offer a video scan after every chimney sweep. This not only guarantees our work, but also gives us a good look at the interior of the system. If you don’t hire a professional to clean your chimney, you will not get this necessary service, and may have to pay for diagnostics later. Kill two birds with one stone, and get the video scan, inspection, and sweep all at one time, and don’t worry about the chimney again this season!

Don’t leave your safety up to chance or risk damaging your chimney or your home by neglecting your necessary chimney service appointments. Call and schedule a sweep with Black Moose now. Call 603-525-7905 today.

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John RantaJohn Ranta
17:01 22 Mar 24
They arrived on time, worked quickly and showed me the results. Prfessional throughout. jr
william greenwilliam green
23:21 14 Mar 24
Really helped me out can't say enough good things highly recommend!!!! The young man that came to my home was very knowledgeable and friendly great attitude all around answered all my questions and left me stress free best of all left no mess.🤙🏻🤙🏻
Michael Dell'OrtoMichael Dell'Orto
18:39 14 Mar 24
Jaime ConleyJaime Conley
17:13 14 Mar 24
Sarah GilliattSarah Gilliatt
01:46 13 Mar 24
A very thorough and careful job done! Thank you.
Larry CookLarry Cook
15:11 07 Mar 24
I wanted to give 5 stars but they are very busy which meant I had a good wait for both the inspection/cleaning, then for a quote on repairs and then for the repairs. Their prices seemed a little high to me but I have nothing to compare with as they were highly recommended by someone I trust and other companies had plenty of negatives reviews which kept me from getting additional quotes. I am happy with the work and they promptly returned to fix a mistake that had been made. Chris the inspector, Jennifer in the office, and Alex and his repair crew were all pleasant and took the time to answer all of my questions. Alex and his crew even took their shoes off (it was winter) before entering my house without even being asked! So if you are not in a rush and want to ensure you chimney is as safe as possible then I think you'll be happy with Black Moose.
Rebecca DeFuscoRebecca DeFusco
22:35 21 Feb 24
After a recent sweep of our chimney, it was discovered that our flue tiles were cracked. Black Moose techs were hard working, detail oriented and professional! Nice jobs guys! See you next year for my cleaning!
Karen CKaren C
14:52 14 Feb 24
Excellent I highly recommend Black Moose Chimney and Stove; Kelly and Liam are awesome, they did a great job. Extremely professional, arrived early, went through everything with a fine tooth comb ensuring pellet stove was thoroughly cleaned. They also were respectful of my home, conscientious and cleaned up after themselves. Made sure stove worked prior to leaving and told me to call promptly if anything came up afterward. Will definitely use them again.
Denise ClarkDenise Clark
16:32 31 Jan 24
We've had Black Moose clean our chimney for a number of years.But recently, we had an emergency situation at our home involving our chimney & oil furnace flue, which was caked full of soot from a malfunctioning furnace. They came & cleaned out both flues in no time, even going up on the roof with snow on it! They cleaned up after their work in the interior rooms where the oil furnace and the woodstove are located. Great work. Reasonable prices. Very nice people. You can't go wrong with Black Moose.
Joe GJoe G
18:30 24 Jan 24
Goods: The technicians know their business, very efficient in cleaning/inspection along with cleaning up after the 'dirty work'.Others: Communications could be more effective. Despite early coordination about scope of work (multiple flues within same chimney) the estimate provided did not reflect this and the final invoice was significantly more than the estimate provided.Quote for follow-on chimney relining was significantly more than that offered by other companies in the area (and far more than neighbors experienced for similar work accomplished by other companies)