Fireplace Restoration And Why You Can’t D-I-Y

There are many reasons to schedule a fireplace restoration. You may like a historical restoration to match your new remodel, or you might need a restoration due to damage, or disrepair. Whatever you reasoning, our master masons are able to design the fireplace of your dreams. So, why not make the restorations yourself? Here is why you need hire a professional.

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Your chimney system and fireplace may be in perfect working order and you just want a change. This is quite common during remodels, real estate sales and transfers, and insurance updates or mortgage refinancing because any upgrades add value to the property.

No matter the reason for wanting to give your fireplace a face-lift, you should hire a professional to do the work, and to do it right the first time. Our master masons at Black Moose Chimney and Stove are trained and experienced at fireplace restorations—historical restorations, repairs, and rebuilds. We know that your fireplace will likely be the focal point of your room, and maybe even your house. We understand the importance, and will not stop until you’re pleased with the result.

Firebox Rebuild

Part of restoring the fireplace to its original beauty includes the firebox itself. It not only has to be functional, but also fitting with the fireplace itself with a beautiful, smooth finish. The firebox withstands the most heat, and over time can deteriorate, leaving cracks, holes, and stains. Our certified chimney sweeps can rebuild the firebox to bring your hearth back to life. This raises the value of your home, as well as lowers the risk of a fire accident.


The most effective way to diagnose your fireplace problems is to keep your appointments for professional chimney sweeps and inspections. At these appointments a certified chimney sweep can clean and assess your entire chimney system. This is when the problems will be caught. Diagnosing the problem is one thing; treating it is another. When your chimney sweep has bad news, you don’t have to despair. Our master masons have just the remedy for your broken and damaged fireplace. They will find problems that most homeowners miss.

Signs to look for that mean moisture in your firebox and fireplace include vegetation, mold, mildew, discoloration, and odors. If you recognize any of these issues in your fireplace you should call the expert leak repair and waterproofing technicians at Black Moose Chimney and Stove as soon as possible. We can find the source of the problem, and make a repair before restoring or rebuilding the fireplace.

A Black Moose chimney sweep is standing by for your service request. Call and talk to the experts today at (603) 525-7905 or request an appointment online.

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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)