Amherst, NH, Chimney Sweep | Fireplace & Stove Installation | Chimney Inspection, Repair & Rebuilding
Black Moose Chimney & Stove of Antrim, NH, offers certified chimney sweep, chimney repair, chimney inspection and heating appliance installation in Amherst, NH, and other local communities including Bedford, NH, Mont Vernon, NH, Wilton, NH, Milford, NH, Londonderry, NH, and Merrimack, NH.
Certified Chimney Sweep
Creosote is the cause of most chimney fires each year in America. Every time you burn a wood fire, more creosote is deposited inside the flue, so it’s important to keep on top of it. The easiest way to do this is with annual cleaning by our CSIA-certified chimney sweeps. Using special brushes and high-powered vacuums, we’ll remove not only dangerous creosote but also any obstructions like tree debris and small-animal nests that could block air flow and send smoke, carbon monoxide and other toxins into your home.
Chimney Inspections, Amherst, NH
If it’s been more than a couple years since the chimney at your Amherst-area home has been professionally inspected, you owe it to yourself to schedule an inspection soon. A thorough chimney inspection is the best way to spot problems that may not be all that obvious and get them fixed before an expensive repair project is necessary. A safe chimney and safety for you and your family begins with annual chimney inspections and chimney sweep services.
Have you noticed any of these signs of a leaky chimney?
- Unpleasant odors in the room
- Dampness on walls close to the chimney
- Discolored chimney masonry
- Water on the floor of the firebox
Chimney leaks can be caused by faulty chimney crowns, flashing and other components. Masonry damage is another way that water can get into the system. Whatever the cause, a leaky chimney needs to be addressed right away to keep more extensive water damage from occurring. Our trained repair technicians can determine the exact cause of any chimney leak and fix it quickly.
As years pass, chimney masonry and various components that allow chimneys to operate safely and efficiently can fall into disrepair. When any part of a chimney no longer functions as it should, an unsafe operating condition likely exists. Black Moose performs a wide range of chimney repairs throughout Amherst, NH, and surrounding communities. Our nationally certified chimney experts will restore peak performance to any part of your chimney that needs attention including:
- Interior and exterior chimney masonry
- All types of chimney liners
- Chimney caps
- Top-sealing and throat dampers
- Chimney crowns and chase tops
- Smoke chambers and smoke shelves
- Chimney flashing
Chimney Masonry Repair
The masonry of a chimney is a particular concern when damaged. A compromised chimney can allow large amounts of water to infiltrate the system and cause decomposition and rotting of bricks and vulnerable materials of the home near the chimney. A process called tuckpointing is often used to fill in areas of missing brick and mortar with a strong compound that will add new strength to the chimney. A waterproof sealant can be used to block cracks in the mortar and bricks and prevent additional water from getting through. Our chimney masons perform all levels of masonry repair including complete historic restorations to the chimneys of older homes.
When a chimney has suffered severe damage from years of pounding hail, lightning strikes, freezing temperatures, house-settling or just plain old age, chimney rebuilding is the best way to save the chimney. Black Moose chimney specialists are certified through the Chimney Safety Institute of America and are experts in partial or complete chimney rebuilds. Following a thorough inspection, we’ll know exactly what it will take to restore operational soundness and safety to your chimney.
Fireplace, Stove & Insert Sales | Wood & Pellet Stove, Wood & Pellet Insert, Wood Fireplace Installations
If it’s time to bring home a new fireplace, heating stove or fireplace insert, we’ll help you decide on the very best model for your heating requirements and aesthetic tastes. We’ll then expertly install your new appliance in a way that is safe and in compliance with local building codes and manufacturer’s setup guidelines. You make the decisions; we’ll make it happen.
Chimney Remodeling: Raised Hearths & Fireplace Mantels
After your new heating unit is installed, let us help you enhance the look of your hearth area with a custom surround made of handsome brick, tile, stone or faux stone. But don’t stop there – how about a beautifully designed fireplace mantel and a classy raised hearth? Our remodeling team will take your ideas and turn them into something truly wonderful.
Based in Antrim, NH, Black Moose serves customers in Amherst and all throughout the New Hampshire counties of Hillsborough, Cheshire, Merrimack, Sullivan and Western Belknap.
For the best in chimney cleaning, chimney repair, appliance installation and custom hearth work, Black Moose Chimney & Stove is ready to delight you with exceptional service and workmanship. Call (603) 525-7905 today. We’re a proud member of the Northeast Association of Chimney & Hearth Professionals and the National Chimney Sweep Guild.