Why You Shouldn’t Leave Your Chimney Dirty All Summer

Chimney swift removal & chimney sweep in Newbury NHYou can probably come up with reasons to ignore your chimney during the summer while you’re swimming, camping, vacationing, and more. However there are many reasons why you shouldn’t ignore it, and at Black Moose Chimney and Stove we strive to put our customer needs at the highest priority, and part of that is educating our customers about the best chimney care.

Humidity Causes Chimney Odors

Even when your chimney doesn’t experience a leak, moisture gets into it through humidity. Summer days are persistently hot and humid, and this moisture gets into the chimney and mixes with the creosote and soot there, causing a foul odor, only made worse by heat. You can avoid this unpleasant experience by having your chimney swept as part of your spring cleaning each year.

Animals Can Nest in Your Chimney

Birds are not the only animals that can nest in your chimney. Other pests are commonly found in chimneys, like raccoons and squirrels. Sometimes they nest for a short time and other times they become stuck and die. When this occurs you can bet you’ll experience some odors coming from your fireplace or stove. To avoid this experience, schedule your chimney maintenance in the spring. When a CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep® (CCS) cleans your chimney, they can ascertain if there are any problems. They will notice if you need a chimney cap, for instance, which keeps critters out of your chimney!

After Summer Comes the Fall

If your chimney sits all summer before you schedule your maintenance, you risk running into what the industry calls “the fall rush”. Summer is the off season for chimney sweep companies, and when fall rolls around there is usually a rush of customer calls for sweeps, inspections, repairs, and installations to prepare for burning season. You DO NOT want to use a chimney that has set all summer without being cleaned or inspected. You also don’t want to freeze while you’re waiting for an appointment during the fall rush. Avoid this headache by being proactive about your chimney maintenance. Hundred of thousands of dollars in damages, repairs, and insurance claims could be saved in our area alone with preventative care for chimneys.

chimney sweep in New Boston NHBlack Moose Chimney and Stove

We’ve been serving our neighbors in Hillsborough, Cheshire, Merrimack, and Sullivan counties since 2009, and we are licensed and insured. We only send certified chimney sweeps on service calls, and they are experienced and professional, and want your chimney at it’s top safety and efficiency.

To get the most out of our scheduling, avoid the fall rush and schedule your appointment today. If you’re halfway through the summer and haven’t given your dirty chimney a thought, don’t worry. Our off-season allows for easy scheduling, and we always have staff on hand to take your calls. Since the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) recommends regular chimney sweeps & annual inspections for your best & safest chimney, it is a great idea to schedule these appointments before the summer, & especially before fall.

Call us at 603-525-7905 or contact us online 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)