Fall Is Here! Have Your Chimney Inspected Before You Burn!

Fall is officially here and the weather is definitely showing up, so it’s time to think about your fireplace and chimney. You may think you’re ready for the first fire of the season, but a good supply of firewood and a set of fireplace tools is not enough to have a safe and warm winter. In order to have a safe and efficient chimney system this winter and throughout the year, you must have a chimney inspection–and schedule it now!

The Industry Standard

When it comes to chimney safety and efficiency, the professionals know best. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)and the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) agree that the safest and most efficient chimneys are the ones that are serviced regularly. Routine chimney sweeps and annual chimney inspections are the only way to prevent accidental fires, chimney leaks, damage, and more. Don’t leave your chimney up to chance; leave it up to the professionals. Schedule a chimney inspection today.

CSIA Inspections Explained

Level One – This standard inspection is what is scheduled every twelve months when no changes have been made to the system and the homeowner expects to use it in the same way for the foreseeable future. A level one inspection includes all the readily accessible portions of the system and a visual inspection of the exterior masonry. The technician will also check connections and appliance installation.
Level Two – This is the most common inspection and it includes everything in a level one in addition to all portions of the system that are accessible through doorways and panels, including portions in basements and attics. The level two inspection is required before the sale or transfer of a property, when a change has been made to the system, or when it has undergone some type of damage, natural disaster, or fire. A level two inspection includes a video scan of the interior of the system.
Level Three – A level three inspection is required when a hazard is detected in the chimney system and may require the removal of certain components of the system, including the crown, masonry, or even walls of the home. A level three inspection will most likely result in a repair to the system to restore it to full and proper function.

Why Schedule Now

It’s important to schedule your inspection before your first burn of the season. Not only can you get on the books during the fall rush–the busiest time of year for chimney sweeps–but you can also rest assured that your system is ready for the first fire of the season, and for the rest of the year as well.

Schedule with Black Moose and you’ll get a video scan no matter what level inspection you get! This detailed look at the interior of the chimney can help us properly diagnose even the smallest wear and tear and major damage.

Call Black Moose Chimney and Stove at 603) 525-7905 or click here.

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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)