Get Your Chimney Inspected this Spring

Chimney Inspection in Francestown NHSpring time means taking a break from hauling and splitting firewood, but it doesn’t mean forgetting about your chimney. Your chimney has been working so hard to keep you warm throughout the cold months, it’s time to give the attention it deserves by scheduling a cleaning with the professionals at Black Moose Chimney. In fact, spring is the best time to service your chimney. A chimney inspection is critical if you want to avoid some of the following issues.

Potential Animal Intrusion & Water Damage

Your flue is extremely susceptible to animal intrusion, especially if the cap has undergone damage or is missing. Without a cap to prevent intrusions, anything can get on your roof and into your flue. This means anything from critters, birds, and debris of nearby trees could enter your chimney.

We all know April showers bring May flowers, but spring is running a late this year. So there is still time to avoid leaks during the wettest season. A chimney inspection not only ensures your cap, flashing, and crown are all in good shape to avoid water intrusion. A professional will also be able to identify other issues that may lead to a chimney leak, and we can get your chimney fixed right away.

Tidying Up Your Space

If you don’t clean the soot and creosote away from the chimney system, the warm temperatures and rising humidity can create disgusting odors in your fireplace. This could lead to a very stinky house. If you schedule a cleaning now, you will get more time to enjoy your chimney and fireplace when fall arrives. Our professionals have lots of experiences and we can’t wait to help you mark this item off your spring cleaning list.

Inspections Explained

All chimneys are suppose to be inspected every 12 months. If your chimney have not been inspected by a certified chimney sweep in the last 12 months, or your newly purchased home and its chimney have not had one, you should schedule an appointment with us right now. According to the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), a chimney needs routine sweeps and annual inspections in order to be safe and efficient. That is why we offer CSIA inspections at Black Moose Chimney. We offer 3 different levels of inspections, and we want to help you learn a little more about which level is appropriate for your chimney system.

  • Level 1 – This is the minimum-required inspection. You should schedule it annually if you use your chimney and fireplace regularly. It includes all readily-accessible portions of the chimney system, appliance, and connections.
  • Level 2 – This level is required by our standards when your home is sold or the property is transferred, after a natural disaster, flue fire, or when there is a significant change to the system such as a repair or installation. It includes everything in the level 1 inspection plus a video scan of the chimney interior and exterior.
  • Level 3 – This is the most thorough level. You will want to perform this level when a hazard is identified. It includes everything listed in level 1 and level 2, in addition. it also includes the removal of components to gain access.

When you schedule your chimney inspection this spring, it gives us plenty of time to do necessary repairs, and you chimney and fireplace will be ready for burning season when the time comes. Don’t hesitate to call us and make an appointment today. Call us at 603.525.7905 right now!

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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)