Rev Up with Regular Chimney Cleanings & Inspections

The enjoyment and safety of driving a well-maintained vehicle can be compared to the benefits you get with regular chimney cleaning and inspections. Even though a chimney may not have many moving parts, it is prone to get out of whack when routine maintenance is neglected. Regular chimney cleaning and inspections provide substantial benefits inside and out.

Smooth Operation

Driving a vehicle with an engine that purrs and a steering wheel that glides can be pure pleasure. Likewise, using a warm, cozy fireplace that’s not the least bit smoky is a favorite type of home pleasure. Just as a neglected engine can leave you stranded on the side of the road, a neglected chimney that doesn’t pull combustion gases out of the home makes lighting a fire a no-go.

Creosote build up, swanzey, NJCreosote buildup is a top reason why chimneys become obstructed and no longer operate as they should. Blockage can also occur because of animal nests, leaves, and branches if you don’t have a chimney cap that keeps out critters and debris.

Routine Check-Ups

Chimney inspections are like tune-ups for cars only more important. Fire safety experts all agree that everyone with a chimney should schedule an annual chimney inspection for safety reasons. Many things can go wrong in a chimney, most of which are unseen until the damage has gotten so bad that the cost for chimney repair is significantly higher than the cost of ongoing maintenance.

Chimney cleaning may be needed to get your chimney back in optimal condition. There could be more at stake, however, than diminished enjoyment of your fireplace. If a chimney is clogged with creosote buildup, the highly flammable material could easily ignite and continually feed a hazardous chimney fire.

Routine chimney cleaning is essential to remove creosote, which develops inside chimney flues in three different forms. Only one type of creosote is easy to remove with professional chimney equipment. The other two levels of creosote are more difficult to remove, in increments, as the third level often demands a complete chimney rebuild or a replacement chimney liner to mitigate the associated hazards.

Avoid a Crash

To enjoy an automobile, it is necessary to accept the potential risk of a crash. Somewhat similarly, when you have a chimney, the exterior components are always exposed to harsh outdoor elements. It is quite difficult to keep moisture out of the masonry system. The problem when moisture gets in is that it results in destruction of the masonry as the bricks expand and contract along with water that goes through freezing and thawing cycles in winter.

fireplace inspection, Amhurst NJNeglecting chimney maintenance means taking the risk that your masonry is in a process of deterioration. Without needed repairs, the chimney will begin to lean and ultimately will create a hazardous situation as it crashes into a pile of bricks.

Where to Schedule Chimney Cleaning and Inspections

There is no better place to rev up with chimney cleaning and inspections than Black Moose Chimney & Stove if you live in or around Antrim, NH. Our chimney sweeps are CSIA-certified, which means they have the tools and know-how to ensure optimal operation of your chimney and heating appliance. If you’re ready to schedule chimney maintenance and potentially avoid crash or burn situations, contact the experts at Black Moose Chimney and Stove by calling (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)