Chimney Sweep Services | Chimney Cleaning In The Nashua NH Area | Certified Chimney Inspection & Repair
Black Moose Chimney & Stove of Antrim, NH, provides chimney sweep, chimney inspection and chimney repair services in Nashua, NH, Amherst, NH, Swanzey, NH, New Boston, NH, Peterborough, NH, Jaffrey, NH, and other south-central New Hampshire communities.
The key to a safe chimney is regular cleaning and maintenance by certified chimney sweeps. Black Moose has been in the chimney sweep business for more than 10 years, and our CSIA-certified technicians have the tools and hands-on experience you can count on to ensure that your chimney is safe all winter long.
Professional Chimney Cleaning
Our Granite State chimney sweep services focus on two primary areas of the chimney cleaning process:
1. Remove creosote. Creosote forms whenever fires burn in your fireplace. Sticky and highly flammable, creosote is responsible for most chimney fires in the U.S. each year. We use special brushes, scrapers and vacuums to protect your chimney from this dangerous substance.
2. Remove obstructions. Chimneys tend to collect various debris, which can create an air-flow obstruction in your flue. Things like leaves and twigs from nearby trees, small-animal nests and even the small animals themselves can block the draft and send smoke and toxins back into the home.
As a recognized leading chimney sweep in south-central New Hampshire, Black Moose holds membership with the National Chimney Sweep Guild and the Northeast Association of Chimney & Hearth Professionals. Our technicians are certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America, the most respected certifying body for chimney professionals in the United States.
Chimney cleaning and chimney inspections go hand in hand. When a chimney or its components become damaged, the average homeowner often won’t be able to spot the exact problem. A thorough chimney inspection by trained technicians will examine your chimney and fireplace system inside and out, from top to bottom, and uncover early signs of wear and damage so they can be addressed quickly.
The majority of chimney repairs center around three objectives: keep water out of the system, maintain the chimney’s structural integrity and prevent chimney/house fires.
Damaged bricks and cracked mortar compromise the integrity of the chimney and give water a clear path inside the structure, where it can cause significant decomposition. A cracked chimney crown, a damaged chimney cap and warped flashing also provide access to rainwater and melting snow. A cracked or split clay chimney liner exposes masonry and combustible building materials in the home to intense heat that could lead to a fire.
Our comprehensive chimney repair services include:
- Chimney liner repair/replacement
- Chimney masonry repair (see below)
- Chimney crown repair/rebuilding
- Chimney cap repair/installation
- Chimney chase top repair/replacement
- Chimney flashing repair/installation
A chimney’s masonry must be in good shape to allow it to withstand high levels of heat, freezing weather, heavy winds and the periodic settling of the house. If a chimney inspection has discovered compromises in your chimney’s masonry, our skilled brick masons can get right to work to solve the problem.
Our chimney masonry repair services include:
Tuckpointing: We’ll replace missing sections of brick and mortar to restore strength to your chimney.
Smoke chamber parging: This process smooths out the interior of the smoke chamber to allow for smooth, efficient drafting of smoke and toxins.
Chimney crown rebuilding: Cracks in your chimney crown allow moisture to infiltrate the bricks below it. We rebuild severely damaged crowns. When cracks are minor, we can seal them with a waterproof coating.
Chimney rebuilding: In cases where a chimney’s structure is significantly damaged, we can perform a partial or complete chimney rebuild to restore safety and prevent a major disaster.
Black Moose Chimney & Stove of Antrim, NH, is ready to help with all your chimney sweep, chimney inspection and chimney repair needs. We serve customers in the south-central New Hampshire counties of Hillsborough, Cheshire, Merrimack, Sullivan and Western Belknap. Call us today at (603) 525-7905.