Stop Animal Intrusion in Your Chimney!

What would you do if you found a squirrel in your kitchen? How would you react to a family of sleeping raccoons on your bed? Do plump rats tumbling down your chimney have your attention yet? Good. It’s time to put a barrier between you and the Animal Kingdom!

chimney swift removal & chimney sweep in Newbury NHChimneys provide warmth when weather brings in the cold, but when not in use they are vulnerable to pests that are searching for a warm home. Think of your chimney as a pathway. As you let fire out to warm up your home, animals may seek a cozy space to crawl into because they are drawn to the heat coming out from it. You not only have to worry about the disgusting and harmful diseases that these vermin can carry, but how they can cause big trouble for your chimney system.

Imagine a swallow attracted by and settling into your chimney. Throughout the time that it has taken residence in your chimney system it builds a nest filled with food, feces, and feathers. If you’re not careful, when you light up your fireplace you may well be in for a nasty surprise. All the debris that has built up in your chimney is flammable.

How do you get out of that no-win situation? It’s tough to say, but it’ll probably cost you a lot of headache and expenses. You’re a savvy chimney owner though, you’d avert that disaster by preparing. Preparation is one of the key values that can never be over-stressed. A failure to plan is a plan to fail.

Chimney Cap Installation

How do you plan a successful defense against the outdoors? Have you heard of a chimney cap? It’s exactly what it sounds like: it’s a cap for your chimney. It keeps out the debris, animals, and natural elements such as rain. You don’t have to let your home be the prime destination for creepy creatures, just cap them out!

On another note: have you heard noises coming from your chimney lately? Maybe you’ve been without a chimney cap for a couple of years. It can be the wind. Or it can be a pack of opossums getting cozy. You’re welcome to investigate on your own, but do you really want to run the risk of getting attacked by an animal or contracting rabies? Some things are better left to the experts.

If you suspect that you have an animal infestation in your chimney, take a page out of “The Homeowner’s Guide to Chimneys, Fireplaces and Stoves” and hire an experienced chimney sweep to “remove any blockages or obstructions in your chimney and make recommendations for repair.” Plan ahead and keep those pesky critters out! Contact Black Moose Chimney today to schedule an appointment!

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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)