Keene, NH, Chimney Sweep | Stove & Fireplace Installations | Professional Chimney Repair, Rebuilding, Inspections
Black Moose Chimney & Stove of Antrim, NH, offers certified chimney sweep, chimney repair and chimney inspection in Keene, NH, and other local communities including Putney, NH, Chesterfield, NH, Swanzey, NH, Marlborough, NH, Peterborough, NH, and Jaffrey, NH.
A chimney sweep company cleans chimneys with two outcomes in mind. The first outcome is to remove flammable creosote from the flue. Creosote forms every time wood burns, and the more of it that clings to the inner walls of the chimney, the more chance there is for a disastrous chimney fire.
The second outcome is to remove leaves, twigs, dust accumulations, bird nests and small animals who have died inside the chimney. Our certified chimney sweeps will keep your chimney clean, safe and performing at its best.
Chimney Inspections – Keene & So.-Central NH
Black Moose technicians are certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America and regularly perform three levels of chimney inspection:
Level 1: We cover all chimney/fireplace components including the chimney cap, crown, chase top, chimney liner, smoke chamber, damper and the masonry of the chimney structure.
Level 2: A more detailed inspection is necessary when there has been a chimney fire, when connecting a new heating appliance to the chimney and when the home is being sold.
Level 3: This is the most involved inspection, always performed when severe damage to the chimney exists or is suspected.
When water has infiltrated damaged chimney bricks and mortar or is getting in because of a faulty component, serious problems are sure to result if the issue isn’t addressed. Water from rain and melting snow can erode the sturdiest mortar, eating away at the structure over time until an unsafe operational state exists. Our CSIA-certified chimney technicians will find the source of the leak and initiate repair work to solve the problem.
Signs of a chimney leak include water in the firebox, a rusty damper, unpleasant odors coming from the fireplace, discolored chimney bricks and damp or stained areas on walls adjacent to the chimney.
Black Moose provides complete chimney repair for homes throughout Keene, NH, and other south-central New Hampshire communities. Water damage and old age are the most common reasons chimney components and the chimney itself need repair work. Our chimney repair services include the following and more:
- Cracked chimney crowns
- Rusted/eroded chase tops
- Damaged chimney liners
- Warped and rusted chimney flashing
- Spalling bricks
- Cracked mortar joints
- Damaged smoke chamber surfaces
Chimney Masonry Work
A safe chimney is one whose masonry is strong and sturdy. When damage from water, extreme weather events, house-settling, lightning strikes and plain old age have compromised chimney masonry, repair work needs to happen quickly. Tuckpointing is a process where we replace areas of missing masonry with a strong compound that will restore safety to the structure. If there are cracks in bricks or mortar, we often can solve the problem with a spray-on waterproof sealant. We perform these and all other types of chimney masonry work.
Chimney Rebuilding Projects
Sometimes we find chimneys that are damaged to the point basic repair will not fix the problem. In these cases, our expert stone masons can rebuild sections of the chimney or build a completely new chimney from the bottom up. It all depends on the extent of damage found during a chimney inspection. If you notice the chimney at your Keene, NH, home is leaning to one side or if large sections of brick are falling away from the structure, call us immediately before you use the chimney again.
Wood Fireplace Installation / Wood & Pellet Stove Installation / Wood & Pellet Insert Installation
Bringing a beautiful new heating appliance into your home is easy when we help you determine the best model for your specific room/home size, heating requirements and aesthetic tastes. When you’ve made your decision, our fireplace and stove technicians will install your new heating unit with meticulous attention paid to the manufacturer’s guidelines and any local zoning or building code requirements. When we install a fireplace, free-standing stove or fireplace insert in your Keene home, you’re assured of safe operation and years of comfort and enjoyment.
Chimney Remodeling: Fireplace Raised Hearths / Mantels
You can further beautify your hearth area with a fabulous fireplace surround made of luxurious stone, tile or brick. Take another step up with a handsome raised hearth or a lovely mantel. Our designers and builders can take your ideas and present you with a truly customized hearth appearance that will delight you and your family and friends.
Black Moose Chimney serves customers in Keene, NH, and in other communities throughout Hillsborough, Cheshire, Merrimack, Sullivan and Western Belknap counties.
If it relates to your chimney or fireplace, we’re the ones to call first at (603) 525-7905. Black Moose is a proud member of the National Chimney Sweep Guild and the Northeast Association of Chimney & Hearth Professionals.