Chimney Inspections & Video Scan

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) are dedicated to preventing house fires and keeping homeowners as safe as possible. That’s why both organizations recommend that all chimneys, regardless of usage, be inspected every single year. Making inspections a part of your annual maintenance plan can help prevent fires, carbon monoxide poisoning, chimney system damage, leaks, and all sorts of unpleasant situations.

The team here at Black Moose Chimney & Stove specializes in chimney inspections, and uses state-of-the-art video scans to ensure the most thorough, accurate evaluation. We’re CSIA-certified and closely follow the NFPA’s guidelines for proper chimney inspections each and every time.

Certified chimney inspection in Nashua NHThe 3 Levels & When They’re Needed

The NFPA has divided chimney inspections into 3 levels, each necessary at different times. Here’s a little bit about each and when each is needed:

Level 1: Level 1 inspections are very basic, in that they do not require the use of any specialized tools. Level 1 inspections can suffice if no issues are noticed with the chimney system or appliance, and no changes have been made since the previous inspection. During a level 1 inspection, all easily accessible areas of the system are evaluated.

Level 2: Level 2 inspections require a bit more than level 1 inspections, and are typically associated with changes and are recommended in the following circumstances:

  • A change in appliance
  • A change in fuel type
  • A change in flue liner
  • A change in system efficiency or functionality
  • A change of ownership

If you’re switching from wood to gas (for example), or have had a new appliance or flue liner installed, a level 2 inspection should be performed. Likewise, if you’ve noticed a change in your system or have had a chimney fire or major weather event that could have affected your system in some way, a level 2 inspection is the way to go. And finally, if you’re selling or buying the property, a level 2 inspection is necessary.

During a level 2 inspection, we’ll clean the entire system and perform our 66-point inspection, video scanning your flue, taking pictures of your system, and providing a formal report.

Level 3: Level 3 inspections are really only performed if a level 2 inspection can’t get to the bottom of an issue. With a level 3 inspection, the technician may remove parts of the system or home in order to locate the source of the problem.

Request Your Inspection Today!

Here at Black Moose Chimney, we perform video scans and inspections with each and every chimney sweeping service. We want you to be as safe as possible and to be in the know if there is an issue with your system. If you’d like to schedule your annual inspection, give Black Moose Chimney & Stove a call at (603) 525-7905 or click here. We’re here to help keep you safe and comfortable, season after season!


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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)