Schedule an Early Chimney Sweeping Before the Fall Rush

Chimney Sweep Professionals In Concord, NHThe closer we get to the holiday season, the busier it is for chimney sweeps. During the fall, many homeowners are rushing to get their fireplace ready for winter, making this the busiest time for chimney professionals, especially here in New Hampshire, where evening temperatures hover just above freezing in October. So, if you wait too long to schedule an appointment, the most convenient times may already be booked. Schedule your chimney sweeping early to ensure your fireplace or heating stove will be clean and safe to operate when the first cold snap arrives.

Chimney Sweeping is Essential for Fire Prevention

is essential for reducing the risk of fire and exposure to harmful contaminants. The burning of gas and wood fuels creates several different pollutants, including creosote. Creosote is particularly dangerous because it becomes more flammable as it continues to accumulate in the chimney. The high temperature in the fireplace or a hot ember can spark a chimney fire.

There are more than 20,000 house fires every year, and in the majority of cases, excessive creosote in an unswept chimney is cited as the primary cause by fire safety experts.

Timely Chimney Repairs

Chimney Inspection in Keene, NHDuring an annual chimney inspection or cleaning, the chimney sweep may discover cracked or chipped bricks, a missing chimney cap, or cracks in the chimney crown, flue liner, or other deficiencies that need repair or replacement. These issues tend only to get worse if they are not resolved timely. It can result in water damage that can ultimately affect the chimney’s structural integrity. Scheduling your annual chimney sweep before the fall rush will ensure there is sufficient time for the chimney technician to make any repairs in time for the winter season. Otherwise, your chimney and fireplace or heating stove may not be safe to operate when the cold weather finally arrives.

What to Expect When the Chimney Sweep Arrives

The chimney sweep will arrive in a marked company vehicle and will be identifiable with a clean, professional uniform and photo identification that displays their industry certification. They will also wear personal protective gear, which includes a mask, respirator, and work gloves while cleaning the fireplace and chimney. The technician will cover the floor and furnishings surrounding the fireplace to ensure your living area remains clean. Depending on the degree of creosote in the flue, the chimney sweep may use a chemical treatment to facilitate its removal. The technician will also use a powerful vacuum with a HEPA filter to clean out the soot, dust, and any other particles. Ashes in the ash dump are removed and disposed of too. You may also hear the chimney sweep on the roof, removing obstructions like small animals, nests, leaves, and debris that may be clogging the flue vent. The chimney sweep will clean the work area and provide you with a report before leaving your home.

Beat the fall rush and call Black Moose Chimney to schedule an appointment with a Certified Chimney Sweep® early to book the day and time that is most convenient for you.

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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)