Leaky Chimney Inspection & Chimney Leak Repair

There are few things more damaging to the chimney system than water – is your chimney system adequately protected? The team at Black Moose Chimney & Stove specializes in repairing and preventing leaky chimneys, and can make sure your system is equipped to stand up against the elements, season after season.

Signs Of A Leak

Keeping up with annual chimney inspections is the best way to detect chimney leaks and areas of weakness before extensive damage is done to the system. During an inspection, we’ll look at your chimney crown, cap, masonry, and flashing, checking for any entry points or damage. In between inspections, be sure to check for any of the following signs of water:

  • Pooling water or rust in your firebox
  • Rust down the sides of your masonry chimney or chase
  • Water-damaged walls or ceilings near your chimney
  • Vegetation on or in your chimney

If you see any of these signs, give Black Moose Chimney & Stove a call immediately! Water can destroy your masonry and rust your flue liner, damper, and firebox, rendering your chimney system unsafe and inefficient.

We Specialize In Leak Repair & Prevention

When we’re called to address chimney leaks, we check all of the most common culprits first. Most of the time, the leak can be traced back to damaged or improperly installed flashing or water-damaged masonry:

Flashing – Damaged or improperly installed flashing is frequently to blame for chimney leaks, but we can help! We specialize in flashing repair and installation. Flashing is the term used for the metal sheets that are strategically layered where the roof and chimney meet. Unfortunately, flashing isn’t always properly and professionally installed, and even when it is, it can be damaged by winds, rain, and animals. If your flashing is to blame for your water problem, we can repair your flashing or install new flashing. Click here to learn more.

Masonry – Another common cause of leaks is water-damaged masonry. Brick and mortar are porous, and with time and temperature changes, absorbed water can destroy the masonry and wick its way into the rest of the chimney system. Here at Black Moose Chimney & Stove, we specialize in masonry waterproofing, and can help protect your masonry against water and water damage. Click here to learn more about our waterproofing services!

Don’t Wait Until You Have A Water Problem To Call

Don’t wait until you have a chimney leak on your hands, call Black Moose Chimney & Stove today to request your annual chimney inspection! We’ll make sure your system is in peak condition and ready to take on another year of moisture without allowing it into your home. Call us today at (603) 525-7905 or click here to request your appointment!


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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)