Get Your Fireplace Ready For The Holiday Season

Chimney Services, manchester nhThanksgiving and Christmas are holidays to look forward to, and giving priority to fireplace safety can help prevent potential disaster from stifling the joys of the season. Achieving fireplace safety during the busy holidays doesn’t happen without planning. It all begins with a phone call to your trusted chimney sweep. Read on to learn important tips for maintaining fireplace safety during Thanksgiving and Christmas and throughout the holiday season.

Schedule Chimney Services

The first thing to do is recognize that for every home with a chimney, it is advised to enlist chimney sweep services before the start of a new wintry season. Most chimney sweeps are booked up through December by the time the last piece of candy is handed out on Halloween. It’s really best to handle chimney inspections and chimney cleaning in summer, which beats the winter rush and gives time to make necessary repairs.

Chimneys are vulnerable to water damage, and there are multiple ways that water can enter this system and cause destruction to the masonry. So, to make sure that you can enjoy your fireplace when it’s likely to mean the most, schedule chimney services as early as possible.

Tips for Fireplace Safety During the Holidays

fireplace decor safety, new boston nhFireplaces are often in the middle of activities with friends and family during the holiday season. Precautions are necessary to ensure safety. With the following information and tips, you can be confident your fireplace is ready for the Thanksgiving and Christmas Holiday Season.

  • When decorating your mantel, be sure that nothing is dangling in front of the firebox. Of course, Christmas stockings look best hanging in front of the fireplace, but they should be removed when the fireplace is actually in use for best safety practices.
  • When buying wreaths and garlands that will be placed near or on your fireplace mantel, choose fire-retardant materials every time.
  • When burning candles, be certain that flames are extinguished before leaving the room. Also, if you light candles with combustible materials nearby, there is an increased risk of a fire. Use extreme caution with candles, the same as with your fireplace.
  • Whether they are strewn across your mantel or on your Christmas tree or stairway, be sure holiday lights don’t have a short in them or exposed wiring. Keep all cords and wires away from your firebox.
  • Keep combustible materials away from the fireplace at all times, including gift boxes and wrapping paper.
  • Do not burn wrapping paper in your fireplace because it contains additives that can release toxins into the air and create a dangerously unpredictable atmosphere in the firebox.
  • Do not dispose of your Christmas tree by burning it in your fireplace. Only seasoned firewood should be burned a fireplace, which means that the wood has gone through a drying process for six to 12 months.

Our CSIA-certified technicians at Black Moose Chimney & Stove are ready to get your fireplace ready for the holiday season. We provide the best in chimney inspections, chimney cleaning, chimney repair, masonry services, and any other needs you have related to your chimney.

Remember that once the holidays are quickly approaching, it can be difficult for qualified chimney sweeps like ourselves to squeeze in additional appointments. If you live in or around Antrim, NH, schedule your annual chimney inspection and chimney cleaning today by calling (603) 525-7905. All of us at Black Moose Chimney & Stove wish you a safe and happy holiday 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)