Are All the Parts of Your Fireplace Working Like They Should?

A fireplace is not just a pretty element of home decor. Your chimney and fireplace have a job, and may actually be the hardest workers in your home. The entire time there is a fire in your fireplace, your chimney works to vent the harmful heat and vapors out of the house. There are many parts that work together to make the fireplace and chimney work safely and efficiently. However, if any part stops working it can affect the whole system. Unfortunately, the average homeowner may not notice there is a problem until its too late!

Signs Your Chimney Isn’t Working Properly

  • fireplace repair in Concord NHA smoky fire.
    Is your fire often releasing smoke into your living space? This may be due to your fireplace and chimney not working together anymore to vent the byproducts correctly.
  • A difficult fire.
    If it has suddenly become difficult to start a fire, you probably have a venting issue. Your fire needs oxygen to ignite. So, if air isn’t circulating it will be more difficult to light a fire.
  • Excessive residue.
    Does your fireplace has excessive ash and soot left in the firebox after burning? Then your fire isn’t burning efficiently enough to burn the fuel completely. This can
    be helped by burning only properly seasoned wood in the fireplace.

100 Reasons Your Fireplace Doesn’t Work

The most common reason for a fireplace to suddenly stop working correctly is the damper. If you have a faulty damper it may not close or open completely. Either position can cause issues. A damper that is persistently open can cause the fire to grow too large. This causes the heat to rise up the chimney instead of heating the home. If the damper is left closed, it can be difficult to light the fire initially.

Other causes for the chimney not working correctly include:

  • The type of fuel burned.
  • A damaged or dirty chimney.
  • A host of draft issues.

Fireplace repair experts in Weare NHCall The Professionals

The best way to find out if your chimney is working incorrectly is to call in the professionals. The average homeowner won’t notice anything until damage is caused. However, a certified chimney sweep knows just what to look for. They know just how to fix it, and have extensive training in chimney and fire science.

Visit the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) online to learn more about how your chimney really works. You should educate yourself about your chimney system. In addition, always choose a certified chimney sweep company that is willing to educate homeowners on chimney safety!

At Black Moose Chimney and Stove, we are CSIA certified. Plus, we share CSIA’s mission to educate homeowners while keeping them safe and warm. You can find out more about the Black Moose difference by calling or requesting an appointment online. Our technicians are available throughout the holiday season and the New Year to take service calls. We will also answer your questions over the phone, just call 603-525-7905.

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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)