Does Your Firebox Need a Rebuild?

The chimney system is an important one in any home, and maybe the largest. This system includes the firebox, smoke chamber, flue, and various smaller parts, and they all have to work together to properly vent the fireplace. Of all the parts of the chimney system, the firebox endures the most abuse and gets the least attention. It houses the hottest temperatures and can be quite dangerous if it doesn’t get cleaned and repaired as needed.

When to Service the Firebox

The firebox should be cleaned at least annually along with the rest of the chimney system. Regular chimney sweeps and annual chimney inspections keep the chimney working safely and efficiently, according to both the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). A professional may find damage to the firebox ranging from staining to spalling that leads to gaps. Gaps in the firebox can allow carbon monoxide and heat to transfer into the home, resulting in a health emergency or even a serious fire hazard. Annual inspections are essential for preventing hazards and repairs should be made before burn season.

Rebuild Vs. Restoration

If your chimney sweep recommends a fireplace rebuild, it’s because of extensive damage and it is more cost effective and safe to rebuild rather than repair or restore. Black Moose Chimney & Stove may recommend a fireplace restoration if there is water damage, brick discoloration, smoke and soot staining, and cracking or crumbling masonry. A restoration will bring up the value of your home–a popular service before a sale or refinance. A restoration may include an upgrade depending on the vision for the fireplace. You can talk with a professional about your options for fireplace restoration when you call Black Moose Chimney & Stove.

A rebuild may be necessary if cracks, holes, and extensive stains are present in the firebox. During a rebuild, a chimney professional can remove the affected masonry and replace it with new mortar. Our technicians are seasoned masons with experience working with stone, brick, and slate, and can fully restore any firebox. It’s important to choose a professional for your fireplace restoration. Only a professional knows the proper materials to use and the codes and guidelines to adhere to. Our technicians use refractory materials appropriate for an efficient and safe firebox and can restore any firebox, even those with intricate designs and more.

If your fireplace needs a rebuild, look no further than New Hampshire’s #1 choice for professional chimney and masonry services. Black Moose Chimney & Stove offers masonry services as well as preventative services like sweeps, inspections, and waterproofing.

Don’t wait. Call Black Moose at 603-525-7905 and your fireplace can be ready in time for the first fire of the 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)