Pellet Appliances Need Inspections–Just Like Wood

Pallet Stove Cleaning in Amherst, NHTis the season for fire appliance inspections. Many homeowners avoid scheduling during the fall due to the fall rush, and oftentimes don’t want to wait until spring. It’s during the winter months that problems may arise and questions of efficiency may come up. This is the time when you might schedule an inspection for your wood-burning appliance, but did you know that pellet appliances need inspections too?

Pellet Appliances

Pellet stoves may have a convenience comparable to gas appliances, but the pellets themselves are not comparable to gas. Pellets are a wood product, a manufacturer from wood byproducts, all organic materials which will still produce creosote and soot when burned. Pellet appliances burn the pellets cleanly which means less soot and creosote. This means less maintenance, but still important for proper care and function. In order to get the most efficiency and the most life out of your pellet appliance, it’s important to maintain the routine services that keep it working well.

Why Inspections are Important

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) recommends annual inspections and routine sweeps for the safest and most efficient chimney systems. This means that your pellet appliance will be at peak safety and efficiency only when inspected and cleaned annually. Luckily for you, inspections usually include a sweep, and a sweep usually includes an inspection. Cleaning away soot and creosote on a regular basis prevents buildup of these corrosive and flammable materials, and inspections ensure the system is sound and in safe working order.

Pellet Heating Stove Installation in Concord, NHDuring a Pellet Appliance Inspection?

Your standard inspection will include a visual inspection of the appliance and flue as well as a thorough inspection of the unit itself. Black Moose pellet stove inspections include:
-A clean and check of the venting system
-A cleaning of appliance, heat exchangers, burn area, blowers, and hopper
-A check of installation, clearances, and connections
-Any other services required by the manufacturer to maintain safety and warranties

If you’re not sure what is required when you start thinking about your pellet appliance service, call a professional now. A Black Moose associate can help you determine what is required for your specific model and active warranties. The good news is that we’re CSIA certified and any manufacturers or home insurance policies will accept our inspection for legal purposes. Our technicians are well-trained, experienced, and knowledgeable in both fire science as well as federal and municipal fire safety codes.

We know fires, and we know pellet appliances. Let us service yours so that we can continue our mission of keeping our customers in New Hampshire safe and warm this winter and every after.

Schedule services with Black Moose Chimney & Stove today by calling 603-525-7905 or request 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)