Spring is the Perfect Time for Chimney Repairs

After a long winter, it’s time to shut down your fireplace for the summer. By the end of burn season, most homeowners are done with fires, firewood, and ashes. Unfortunately, there is still work to be done in the spring.

Chimney maintence & Chimney sweep in Sunapee NH Routine Maintenance

The best way to prepare for the end of the season and close out your chimney system is to schedule routine maintenance services. Scheduling a chimney sweep will clear your fireplace or appliance and chimney of soot, creosote, and debris. This will prevent odors and corrosion during the humid months of summer, and your system will be ready for fires in the fall!

If you haven’t had your chimney system inspected in the last twelve months, you need to schedule an inspection this spring! This is the first time a professional will look at your chimney system after it’s worked for you all winter. This is the appointment that will determine the necessary repairs.

Common Chimney Repairs

Every home, chimney, and climate is different. In New England, we can experience harsh winters and long seasons, and winter damage is quite common. At Black Moose Chimney and Stove the most common repairs we make in the spring include tuckpointing, crown repair, chimney leak diagnostics and repairs, and restorations.

Just as chimney damage doesn’t occur overnight, neither do repairs. Scheduling in the spring will give you time to make major repairs and waiting until you’re finished with burn season means minor repairs won’t mean a cold night! Scheduling in the spring is also great because you can avoid accumulating debt by using your tax refund. Spend a little money now and invest it in your own home.

Preparing your chimney system for next season now can make a difference this summer. Making necessary repairs in the spring can protect your chimney against water during “spring showers”. It will also prevent conditioned air loss during the summer which can raise your utility costs. The main thing to remember when it comes to chimney repairs is that you cannot wait to make repairs. No matter what season it is, chimney damage will affect your home and your wallet.

While you’re thinking about your spring to-do list, do not forget your chimney system.

1. Schedule your chimney inspection to determine necessary repairs.
2. Discuss a repair plan with your technician and arrange payment.
3. Schedule waterproofing services to protect your masonry against water damage year-round.

You will not regret investing some of your spring to-do into your own home and chimney. Do not try chimney repairs yourself, as it should be handled by certified professionals. Leave the masonry work to the masons at Black Moose Chimney and Stove.

Call Black Moose today at 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)