Chimney Sweep Solutions To A Chimney Leak

A well-built chimney should last several years, but without routine care and maintenance, it will become damaged over time. A damaged or neglected chimney can lead to all kinds of issues, and the worst of all may be chimney leaks.

Chimney Leak repair in Keene NHEffects of a Leaky Chimney

The leaky chimney affects far more than just the chimney system. The rest of the house can be greatly affected by water that is meant to stay outside. When water is allowed to penetrate the chimney system, it can destroy it from the inside out. Water in the chimney system can cause:

  • Rusted damper assemblies, fireplace accessories, glass doors, and masonry
  • Deteriorated firebox assemblies, central heating system, and supports
  • Rotting adjacent wood and ruined wall coverings
  • Water stained and leaking ceilings and walls
  • Cracked and damaged flue liner, spalling mortar, collapsed hearth, and chimney settlement

The damage that is caused by a chimney leak will likely be far greater than the cost of preventative care.

Got a Leaky Chimney?

There are a few things that can cause your chimney leak, and any professional will check them first. When you call Black Moose Chimney and Stove, a technician will check your flashing first, because this is the most common point of chimney leaks. Next, we will check that your cap is secure, and then your crown. If any of these parts are damaged, they can be easily fixed, and your chimney safe from leaks once again. If these parts of the chimney are okay, there is likely a masonry problem.

Hire a Chimney Experts for Repairs and Prevention

Only a professional can provide expert services. When you have a chimney leak, an amateur may come in and repair the damages, but a professional will find the cause, correct it, and then repair the damage. When you hire a professional, you get the assurance that the leak is repaired, but that your chimney will not leak in the near future. Routine maintenance will keep your chimney leak free indefinitely.

Here’s how:

  • Routine chimney inspections will catch any cracking, spalling, or other damage that will lead to leaks, as well as damaged or missing parts that help prevent leaks. A Black Moose inspection with video scanning will not miss a problem even in the hardest to reach spaces.
  • Routine sweeps keep the chimney clean of corrosive chemicals that cause wear-and-tear within the system. A clean chimney works better and lasts longer between maintenance and repairs.
  • Professional repairs will keep your chimney system working longer. The correctly sized and sloped concrete chimney crown will work better than those made of mortar.
  • Expert flashing installation/repair is the only way to stop a flashing leak once it’s started. You cannot apply sealant to flashing. Flashing should be removed and replaced, a meticulous job meant only for a professional with knowledge of chimney slope, material, and more.
  • Waterproofing services are the last defense against water leaks. This industrial water-repellent product from ChimneySaver should be applied by a professional only, and is a vapor-permeable chemical that allows your chimney to work, but keeps water out, doesn’t change the appearance at all, and lasts for several years.

Call Our Certified Chimney Sweeps Now

Schedule with Black Moose and stop your chimney leak before it starts. Call 603-525-7905 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)