Chimney Inspections In The Amherst NH Area | Level 1, 2 & 3 Certified Chimney Inspectors

Black Moose Chimney & Stove of Antrim, NH, provides certified chimney inspection services in Nashua, NH, Swanzey, NH, Amherst, NH, Henniker, NH, Rindge, NH, Tilton, NH, and other cities and towns throughout south-central New Hampshire.

Chimney inspection in Merrimack NHWhy You Need a Chimney Inspection

Chimneys have two critical functions:

1. To channel dangerous smoke and gases away from the fireplace and into the outside air

2. To protect adjacent combustible materials of the home from intense heat that could lead to a fire

Professional chimney inspections are the best way to ensure that your chimney is working efficiently and is in the proper condition to safeguard your home. The chimney inspectors employed by Black Moose Chimney & Stove are certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA). In addition, we hold memberships with the National Chimney Sweep Guild and the Northeast Association of Chimney & Hearth Professionals.

Three levels (types) of chimney inspection are sanctioned by the CSIA. Here are brief overviews of each.

Level 1 Chimney Inspection

This is the basic and most common inspection, the type we recommend once a year as part of attentive fireplace and chimney maintenance. Level 1 chimney inspections cover all visible chimney components and the chimney structure itself including:

  • Chimney masonry
  • Chimney cap, flashing and crown
  • Firebox and damper
  • Chimney liner and flue

This thorough inspection is designed to uncover small problems before they become large, expensive repair projects.

Level 2 Chimney Inspection

Sometimes referred to as real estate chimney inspections, level 2 inspections are required when a home is being sold. A level 2 inspection also is performed when a new type of heating appliance is connected to an existing chimney or the appliance is being converted from one fuel type to another. Additionally, if there has been a chimney fire, a level 2 inspection is performed to assess the damage.

These inspections go further than level 1 inspections by using specialized video scanning for the inside of the flue. The visuals we get during a scan tell us about the condition of the chimney liner and interior chimney masonry as well as the level of creosote buildup and other obstructions.

leaky chimney inspection in Milford NHLevel 3 Chimney Inspection

If either of the other inspections turn up signs of significant damage to the chimney system, a level 3 inspection is performed. These inspections often involve removing bricks, the chimney crown or flue pipes in order to determine the exact location and extent of the damage.

Level 3 inspections are extensive but fairly uncommon. They’re almost never required if homeowners maintain an annual schedule of level 1 inspections.

There Is No DIY Chimney Inspection

No matter how familiar you believe you are with your fireplace and chimney, there is no substitute for a certified chimney professional when it comes to inspecting your chimney. Our crew has the tools, equipment, knowledge and hands-on training that is necessary to perform all levels of chimney inspection safely and thoroughly. Chimney inspection is never a job for the novice.

Black Moose Chimney & Stove serves all of south-central New Hampshire including Hillsborough, Cheshire, Merrimack, Sullivan and Western Belknap counties with certified chimney inspection, chimney sweep services and chimney repair. Call us at (603) 525-7905 for outstanding results every time.

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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)