Laconia, NH, Chimney Sweep | Fireplace & Heating Stove Installations | Chimney Repair, Rebuilding, Inspections
Black Moose Chimney & Stove of Antrim, NH, offers certified chimney sweep, chimney repair, chimney inspection, historic restorations and more in Laconia, NH, and other local communities including Meredith, NH, New Hampton, NH, Sanbornton, NH, Gilford, NH, and Bristol, NH.
Chimney Sweep Service
The best way to keep your chimney safe and avoid dangerous chimney fires is to have it professionally cleaned on an annual basis. Our certified chimney sweeps use specialized tools including chimney brushes and high-powered vacuums to dislodge and remove creosote that has built up inside your chimney. We also clean out debris such as small-animal nests, twigs and leaves that could impede drafting and send smoke and toxins back into your home.
Laconia, NH, Chimney Inspections
Some problems with your chimney you can spot just by observation. Other problems need a trained eye to determine their cause and extent. Black Moose chimney inspectors are certified through the Chimney Safety Institute of America to locate damage and functionality issues with your chimney and fix them quickly. We perform three levels of chimney inspection:
Level 1: Basic top-to-bottom inspection checking for structural damage and problems with components.
Level 2: This more-involved inspection is done following a chimney fire, when a new appliance is being connected to the chimney, and during the sale of the home.
Level 3: A thorough inspection when serious damage has been uncovered by an earlier inspection.
Leaky Chimneys Repaired
Have you noticed signs that your chimney is leaking?
- Water dripping in the firebox
- White staining on chimney masonry
- Damp sections of walls near the chimney
- Strong smells coming from the firebox
These and other signs indicate that water is somehow getting into your chimney system. If left alone, water can cause serious damage to chimney masonry and to adjacent wall boards, beams and rafters. Our chimney experts will determine the source of the leaky chimney and get it repaired fast.
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 Repair & Restoration
When cracks begin to appear in a chimney’s masonry and when bricks are crumbling and falling away from the structure, professional masonry repair is needed. If the damage is moderate or minor, we often can use a process called tuckpointing, in which we replace missing areas of masonry with a strong compound that will give your chimney many more years of service. For cracks in the bricks or mortar, we can use a waterproof seal coating to prevent further water infiltration. We perform all levels of masonry repair work to restore safety and top performance to your chimney.
Severely damaged chimneys can start leaning to one side. Intense weather events, house-settling and old age can do serious damage over time to a chimney’s masonry, making the structure unsafe to use. Our chimney rebuilding professionals can restore safety to the chimney in your Laconia home by rebuilding sections of it or performing a complete chimney rebuild. This will allow you to use your fireplace worry-free and add years of life to the chimney.
Fireplace, Stove & Fireplace Insert Sales | Wood Fireplace, Wood & Pellet Stove, Wood & Pellet Insert Installations
When it’s time for a new home-heating appliance, let the Black Moose team help you choose the model and style that best meets your heating requirements and perfectly accents your home’s décor. We’ll then install your appliance safely and according to manufacturer’s specs and any applicable building or zoning codes. Our certified installers are experts in every phase of fireplace, free-standing heating stove and fireplace insert installation.
Chimney Remodeling: Surrounds, Mantels & Hearths
Along with a new heating unit, consider adding a customized surround made of lush stone, brick or tile. Surrounds magnify the elegance of any hearth area. Magnify the area further with a handsome new mantel and a classy raised hearth. Whatever you envision for your hearth area, our skilled technicians can accomplish it.
Black Moose Chimney & Stove serves customers in Laconia, NH, and throughout all of Hillsborough, Cheshire, Merrimack, Sullivan and Western Belknap counties.
Call (603) 525-7905 today for expert chimney sweep, chimney inspection, chimney repair/rebuilding and appliance installation services. Our company is a member of the National Chimney Sweep Guild and the Northeast Association of Chimney & Hearth Professionals.