Smoke Chamber Parge – Chimney Repair In Concord NH

Have you ever taken the time to look up into the funneled area just above your firebox? This area of your chimney system, which is an inverted funnel known as the smoke chamber, takes a beating from the smoke, heat, and byproducts of combustion. If not properly parged smooth, the smoke chamber can crack, crumble, and deteriorate, leaving an uneven surface for the smoke and byproducts to travel past. But even if you have shone a flashlight up into the smoke chamber, it’s nearly impossible to get a good look. Do you know what kind of condition your smoke chamber is in?

What’s The Problem?

When a smoke chamber has corbelled steps or an uneven surface, the efficiency and safety of the chimney system is compromised. Without a smooth surface, the byproducts of combustion will be slowed on their exit route up the chimney, which can lead to an increase in creosote buildup and allow smoke and carbon monoxide to seep back into the home. Additionally, a damaged smoke chamber will allow heat, carbon monoxide, and smoke to access nearby walls and combustibles.

What Is The Parging Process Like?

When we parge a smoke chamber smooth, we start by removing any creosote glaze from the area. Once the smoke chamber is clean, we apply a specially formulated insulating mix to the smoke chamber in its entirety. This product helps to seal any holes, cracks, or gaps, and provide a smooth, airtight, insulated surface.

Do You Know Your Smoke Chamber’s Condition?

If you’re not sure what kind of condition your smoke chamber is in, it’s time to schedule an annual inspection. During an inspection, our technicians will take a look at your chimney system and fireplace from top to bottom, checking for any damage or areas of concern or weakness. We use video scan technology to get a close-up look at every accessible inch of your chimney system, so you won’t be in the dark about your chimney’s condition. Should we find any areas of concern, we’ll make note of it and recommend the necessary repairs.

Call Black Moose Today!

Don’t leave the safety and efficiency of your chimney system to chance – enjoy your fireplace with confidence! Call Black Moose Chimney & Stove today at (603) 525-7905 to schedule an inspection.

Our masonry experts can advise you about whether you need a chimney crown repair or rebuild to keep your chimney dry and free of pests and debris. Give us a call today!

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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)