What Happens During A Chimney Cleaning & Sweeping

Did you know that as little as 1/8 inch of creosote buildup can pose a serious hazard for you and your family?  In addition to decreasing the efficiency of your stove, creosote buildup presents a fire hazard, which can ignite during a hot fire under the right circumstances.  These chimney fires can crack and destroy liners, tiles, and connectors.  They can also spread beyond the chimney into the structure of your home, threatening your safety.  This is one reason it is crucial to have your chimney cleaned and inspected before each heating season, especially if your stove is used as a source of heat.

Certified chimney sweep & chimney cleaning in Newbury NHAnimals are another reason to keep up with annual inspections and chimney sweepings. Birds, squirrels, raccoons, and other animals may have decided to nest in your chimney since you last used it. Not only do animals bring flammable fur, feathers, nesting materials, bugs, and feces in with them, but they create a blockage in the flue or get stuck in the chimney and die. An annual inspection and cleaning of your chimney system will help ensure that no animals are making their way into your chimney, and that if they have, everything is removed for your safety and the safety of your chimney system.

What Happens During A Chimney Sweeping Appointment?

During a typical pre-season chimney sweeping and inspection, your Black Moose chimney sweep will:

  • Use drop cloths and air filtration to keep everything clean
  • Clean your flue from top to bottom (For masonry-lined flues, we will video scan your flue after cleaning)
  • Remove and inspect your stove pipe connector
  • Clean, service, and check over your stove or insert
  • Take multiple digital pictures to ensure everything is well documented
  • Provide you with a report at the end on the condition of your chimney

If we find any damage or areas of concern during our sweeping, we will alert you and make recommendations for repairs and restoration. Your safety is our number one concern, and we never cut corners or make assumptions about the condition of your chimney and fireplace. We are experts in our field and will do everything possible to exceed your expectations of what a chimney professional should be.

Request Your Chimney Sweeping Appointment Today

Is your chimney ready for another season? Call Black Moose Chimney at (603) 525-7905 or click here to request your pre-season chimney sweeping and inspection! Our Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA)-certified sweeps will take excellent care of you and your home!

Professional chimney inspections with a thorough video scan are the best way to discover any problems with your chimney system. We’re proud to offer complete chimney & fireplace services meeting every hearth-related need.

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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)