National Fire Prevention Week October 8-14

Fire Prevention Image - Hillsborough NH - Black Moose ChimneyNational Fire Prevention Week is an annual campaign to not only prevent fires, but also to prevent the loss of life. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), there were 365,500 home fires in 2015. These fires caused over 2,600 deaths and 11,000 injuries. Not all of these fires could have been prevented, but planning for a fire can save lives. Join Black Moose Chimney & Stove, along with NFPA and Sparky the Fire Dog to prevent fire loss this week.

Fire Prevention

It is not possible to prevent all fires, but it is possible to lower the risk. You can prevent fires by practicing good fire safety habits and teaching fire safety to your children and guests. Most house fires happen overnight, so you can lower the risk of fire by only using the clothes dryer, oven, and fireplace during waking hours. A fireplace should never be left unattended, but during busy holidays homeowners often run laundry through the night, and cook holiday meals overnight. This is a dangerous practice.

If your chimney hasn’t been cleaned or inspected in the last 12 months, you can lower your risk of chimney fire by scheduling this maintenance before burn season. Scheduling a chimney sweep will clean away flammable debris and creosote that also obstructs airflow and drops efficiency in the chimney. A CSIA inspection will identify hazards before a fire can occur!

Safe Winter Fires

The most proactive thing you can do to prevent a chimney fire in your home is to manage it. If your chimney and fireplace is clean and safe, then you are ready to light your first fire of the season. When you do, it’s important to remember safety first.

  • Burn properly seasoned wood in your stove, insert, or fireplace. Other items can burn incompletely, lower efficiency, and result in fire.
  • Install carbon monoxide detectors and smoke alarms in your home, and check the batteries monthly.
  • Make a fire escape plan with your family that includes two ways out of every room.
  • If you experience a chimney fire or house fire that may affect your chimney, have your chimney system assessed for damage before use.

Fire won’t always be prevented, but it’s our goal at Black Moose Chimney & Stove, to keep our customers safe and warm through awareness and services that put safety first. You can ask a Black Moose chimney sweep about our safest products, and our preventative services today by calling 603.525.7905 or stopping by. Check out the large selection of resources provided by the NFPA.

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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)