Make Sure Your Chimney is Ready for the Holidays

The holidays are hectic! There are so many things to do that it can be hard to keep track of the normal things that keep the household running. When you’re planning your meals, travel, and shopping this season, make sure you don’t forget your chimney.

Your Backdrop for Festivities

The fireplace and chimney are a popular backdrop for family photos and entertaining. You want your chimney to be decorated SAFELY. In addition, you want your fireplace to be clean, safe, and efficient. This is also our goal at Black Moose Chimney and Stove. Check out these five tips from our chimney experts to make sure your chimney is ready for the holidays.

  1.  Schedule a Chimney Sweep
    The holiday season is a good time to schedule a chimney sweep to insure the highest level of safety and efficiency. A chimney sweep will also make sure your fireplace, firebox, and hearth are clean for those family photos. Your Black Moose chimney expert will also provide a report of the process, make recommendations if needed, and leave your home just as he found it–decorations and all.
  2.  Decorate Your Chimney and Mantel Safely
    Be sure that your chimney masonry is safe for decorations. Many homeowners like to hang pictures or wreaths on the chimney above the mantel. A certified chimney sweep can tell you if you can safely decorate your chimney and how.
  3.  Talk to a Professional About Preventative Maintenance
    To avoid issues with your chimney during the busy holiday season, you can get a head start by scheduling preventative services now. Black Moose Chimney and Stove offers services including waterproofing and chimney cap installation. Don’t let New Hampshire’s white Christmas become a problem for your chimney! Snow and moisture in the chimney not only causes nasty odors, but can also damage the masonry itself.
  4.  Schedule a Chimney Inspection
    If you haven’t yet had your chimney inspected, now is the time. This is a preventative maintenance that prevents countless flue fires each year. By catching issues with your chimney and masonry early, you can repair or replace needed parts – before your holiday is ruined by damage, costs, and possible injury.
  5.  Keep Your Christmas Tree Away
    Avoid a chimney fire by keeping your Christmas tree away from the fireplace opening. By placing it several feet away or across a room, you can prevent it from touching the fireplace, even if it tips over. You should also never put pieces of the tree into the fire. The dry, brittle branches and needles of the Christmas tree can burn too quickly and rise up the chimney still burning. This can ignite the creosote in the chimney. The risk of creosote ignition is lowered when you remember to have your chimney swept.

Our Customers Safety is Priority Number One

At Black Moose Chimney and Stove we want all of our New Hampshire customers to have a safe and warm holiday season, and this starts with the chimney. Just as the fireplace is the focal point of so many holiday traditions and festivities, the chimney is at the heart of fire safety. Make sure your chimney is ready by scheduling a chimney sweep or inspection with a Black Moose chimney expert today.

Call 603.525.7905 or schedule an appointment online.

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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)