Nashua, NH, Chimney Sweep | Certified Chimney Inspections, Rebuilds & Repairs | Custom Stove & Fireplace Installations
Black Moose Chimney & Stove offers certified chimney sweep, chimney repair and chimney inspection in Nashua, NH, and other local communities including Hudson, NH, Londonderry, NH, Salem, NH, Atkinson, NH, and Haverhill, NH.
Chimney Cleaning / Chimney Sweep
There are two reasons you should make sure your chimney is kept clean:
1. To remove flammable creosote
2. To remove obstructions like bird nests, leaves, twigs and other debris
Our professional chimney sweeps have the equipment and industry-backed certifications to safely and thoroughly clean creosote from your chimney and prevent a possible chimney fire. We also remove all manner of obstructions and debris to keep smoke & dangerous toxins drafting properly out of the firebox and into the outside air.
Chimney Inspections – Nashua, NH
Black Moose chimney inspectors are certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America and understand all chimney types inside and out. We perform basic chimney safety inspections, real estate chimney inspections, inspections following a chimney fire and inspections when adding a new type of appliance to an existing chimney.
A basic annual inspection in your Nashua home would include the chimney masonry, the chimney cap and crown, the flashing between the roof and the chimney, the chimney liner, the fireplace damper and more. All these elements must be in good working order to ensure safe operation.
Do You Have a Leaky Chimney?
Leaky chimneys mean water is getting into the system, where it will continue to damage the chimney structure, chimney components or the building materials adjacent to the chimney. We fix chimney leaks to restore safety to your system. Signs of a leaky chimney include:
- Water dripping into the firebox
- White discoloration on the chimney’s exterior bricks
- Rusted damper
- Strong odors coming from the fireplace
- Dampness/discoloration on interior or exterior house walls
Nashua, NH, Chimney Repairs
Much of the damage to chimneys comes from water. But chimneys also can be damaged by intense weather events, earthquakes, normal house-settling and old age. Whatever the case and wherever the damage, we’ll perform expert chimney repairs to put a halt to problems before they become big, expensive repair issues. We repair chimney caps, chase tops and crowns, chimney masonry, chimney liners, interior bricks and mortar, smoke shelves and smoke chambers, top-sealing and throat dampers and more. If any components are damaged beyond repair, we will replace them.
Chimney Masonry Work
As noted above, many things can lead to a damaged chimney. When the damage is in the bricks and mortar, a potentially dangerous situation may exist. Compromised masonry will allow water to infiltrate the system and cause extensive rotting and decay of the chimney and its components. We can solve many of these problems with a process called tuckpointing, in which our expert masons fill areas of missing bricks with a solid, long-lasting compound. Minor cracks in the masonry often can be sealed with a special waterproof coating.
A chimney that is significantly damaged should not be used until the damage is addressed. When a chimney is leaning to one side or shows large areas of cracked or missing masonry, chimney rebuilding is usually necessary. Our certified chimney technicians will safely rebuild sections of your chimney or the entire chimney to give you years of safe and efficient operation. Chimney rebuilding service begins with a thorough inspection to determine the exact state of the structure and type of damage present.
Fireplace, Stove & Insert Sales | We Install Wood-Burning Fireplaces, Wood & Pellet Stoves, Wood & Pellet Inserts
If it’s time to add a new, highly efficient home-heating appliance, let us help you select the perfect model based on your heating requirements, fuel preferences and aesthetic tastes. Our certified installation professionals can then install your new wood- or pellet-burning appliance in your Nashua home to bring you years of safety, enjoyment and warmth during the coldest New Hampshire winters.
Fireplace Surrounds / Raised Hearths / Mantels – Complete Chimney Remodeling
Now that you have a beautiful new heating appliance, why not spruce it up with a gorgeous fireplace surround of stone, tile or brick? Take another step toward elegance with a fancy raised hearth and a sturdy mantel for photos, flowers, art, antiques or anything else you want to display. Our crew will help you totally customize your hearth area into a unique centerpiece perfect for entertaining, socializing and just hanging out and relaxing.
Black Moose Chimney serves the greater Nashua, NH, area and all New Hampshire communities within Hillsborough, Cheshire, Merrimack, Sullivan and Western Belknap counties.
Call (603) 525-7905 today for certified chimney sweep services, chimney repair and rebuilding, fireplace and stove sales and installation, and custom hearth-area redesigns.