What Chimney Sweeps Look for During a Chimney Inspection

The term “chimney sweep” is technically given to a professional chimney cleaner. Many chimney sweeps have been trained in other chimney-related tasks including chimney inspections. When inspecting your chimney, the chimney sweep is looking for anything that indicates damage or malfunction in your system. Here are five of the most important areas a chimney inspection […] Read more

Facts About Chimney Cracks

Chimney cracks are problems that should not be ignored, and CSIA-certified chimney technicians have the know-how to provide the facts about the cracks. Black Moose Chimney & Stove, for instance, is the most trusted chimney sweep company in Southern New Hampshire. We will diagnose the cause of the cracks in your chimney and provide needed […] Read more

Why You Should Use a Certified Chimney Inspector when Selling Your Home

A home inspection is a normal part of transferring the ownership of a home from one party to another. Part of a home inspection includes the chimney and fireplace. This is a good idea, because small problems with these structures can lead to big problems down the line. Unfortunately, very few real estate home inspectors […] Read more

How Chimney Flashing Protects Your Home

The flashing that wraps the base of your chimney is probably one of the most inconspicuous components of your chimney system. Yet when flashing is damaged or missing altogether, it can quickly become a very visible and critical issue. Roofs and chimneys are separate structures with a gap between them. While this gap usually isn’t wide, […] Read more

Schedule an Early Chimney Sweeping Before the Fall Rush

The closer we get to the holiday season, the busier it is for chimney sweeps. During the fall, many homeowners are rushing to get their fireplace ready for winter, making this the busiest time for chimney professionals, especially here in New Hampshire, where evening temperatures hover just above freezing in October. So, if you wait […] Read more

Types of Chimney Repairs You Need to Address Right Away

Your fireplace and chimney will provide years of warmth and enjoyment. After the winter season, it’s easy to forget about the chimney until the cold weather returns. However, chimney problems can occur at any time. It can be difficult for homeowners to determine when repairs are needed, especially if it has been some time since […] Read more

Summer Is A Great Time For A Fabulous Chimney Facelift

Now that you’re not using your fireplace and chimney every day, maybe you’ve begun to notice that your chimney isn’t looking all that great. Perhaps it has faded or become stained or has areas of ugly damage. Is there anything you can do to improve the appearance of your always-visible chimney? There are a variety […] Read more

What to Do if Lightning Strikes Your Chimney

If you live in an area prone to lightning strikes, it’s a good idea to take a look at your chimney after a thunder and lightning storm. From your place safe inside your home, you may not even be aware that lightning has hit the chimney. For this reason, it’s important to check for chimney […] Read more

What is the long, steel tubing I saw being installed in my neighbor’s chimney?

When spring and summer arrives, many homeowners take advantage of the warmer weather for their spring-cleaning chores and working on home improvement projects. With the fireplace taking center stage for much of the winter, the warmer months are the perfect time of year to replace cracked or worn chimney liners.  What is a Chimney Liner […] Read more

Why is My Chimney Rusting?

The chimney is one of the most visible features of a home. While brick chimneys are durable structures built to withstand a crackling fire in the fireplace, they are not indestructible. The chimney comprises several different components, some of which are metal. These components, including the damper, smoke shelf, and flashing, are susceptible to rusting.  […] Read more