Benefits of a Video Scan Chimney Inspection

A chimney system that is well kept ensures that it can provide comfort and be used safely down the line. A problem in the chimney system can result in a devastating house fire, a leak that ruins parts of your home, or wasted utilities year-round. The chimney system is one of the largest systems in the home, and yet, may be the most overlooked. Since most of it is hidden from view, it’s easy to neglect its care — until it causes a problem.

Chimney inspection & video scan in Francestown NHRoutine Maintenance

The Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA), as well as the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), agree that routine maintenance should be completed in order to have a safe and efficient chimney system. Routine chimney sweeps keep the chimney system working efficiently, clearing away any debris and preventing creosote buildup that can cause a fire and obstruct airflow. Additionally, your chimney is especially effective when completed annually. It may even be required by your homeowner’s insurance. A chimney inspection may be the only time the chimney is seen from top to bottom and assessed by a professional.

Certified Chimney Sweep

When it comes to comprehensive chimney care in New Hampshire, look no further than Black Moose. We’ve been operating in the area since 2009, and quickly became the No. 1 choice for comprehensive chimney care. We strive year after year to improve the safety of chimneys of our customers throughout Hillsborough, Cheshire, Merrimack, and Sullivan counties. We are CSIA certified and are trained and offer CSIA inspections, including video scans of the entire system.

Video Scans, Thorough and Accurate

When Black Moose completes a video scan of your chimney system, the entire unseen portion of the chimney system is inspected thoroughly. Homeowners get an in-depth report for their records, with the CSIA signature that insurance providers, code enforcement officers, and other professionals look for. With the use of video scanning technology, we’re able to identify issues that would otherwise go unnoticed:

  • Crown damage, minor and major cracks, wear, and voids
  • Chimney cap damage, leaks, and animal tampering
  • Chimney liner damage, including cracks, scratches, leaks, and more
  • Spalling masonry
  • Mold, mildew, and water stains that may affect respiratory health
  • Smoke chamber issues
  • Rusted, worn out, and damaged damper

Your annual inspection is important for continued efficiency and safety of your chimney. It also will help save you money in repairs later. They say, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” and we believe it. We’ve seen what neglect does to a chimney and a home.

Spring Inspections

Schedule your inspection now, and avoid water damage and animal intrusion this spring. Scheduling now also means you will have time to make necessary repairs before fall arrives. Rest assured knowing that you’ll beat the fall rush and be free to crank up your fire in the fall.

We do video scan inspections year-round, and you can schedule by phone or online. Call 603-525-7905 or request an appointment online 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)