Summer is a Good Time for Chimney Repairs

Chimney Flashing installation in Newbury NHSummer has arrived! So, you have most likely stopped using your fireplace, stove, or insert. However, have you schedule your chimney maintenance? The Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommend routine maintenance to keep your chimney safe and efficient. A regular chimney sweep to clean away debris, soot, and creosote is the first step in prevention that will keep your chimney working properly. In addition, an annual inspection is the thorough assessment in which early detection can save you in costly repairs and damage later.

Spring Cleaning

Schedule these services in the spring, before you close out your chimney and fireplace for the off-season. When it’s been cleaned, you won’t smell the soot when it mingles with summer’s humidity. Additionally, you’ll know it’s ready for the first fire in the fall. Schedule your inspection at the same time. This way you don’t have to spend the summer fretting over possible problems with your system. By scheduling a chimney sweep and inspection in the spring, you have the entire summer to schedule repairs!

Benefits of Summer Chimney Repairs

  • Flexible Schedule.
    By scheduling chimney repairs during the summer, you avoid the “fall rush.” This is the time between September and January when chimney sweep companies are busy on emergency calls, installations, repairs, and inspections. If you wait for the fall, you may not get an appointment time that you need, or the sweep that you want.
  • No Cold Nights.
    If you schedule repairs in the fall or winter, you have to discontinue use of the fireplace for 24 hours prior to your appointment. Depending on how extensive the repairs are, you might not be able to use your fireplace or chimney for more than one night. This can be quite an inconvenience if your fireplace is a main heat source in your home.
  • Avoid Financial Distress.
    Scheduling chimney repairs in the summer means you avoid the financial stress of the holidays. Did you have your inspection in the spring? If so, you can plan ahead and use your tax refund to pay for necessary repairs.
  • Stress-Free Summer.
    The last thing you want to do during the summer is fret over your winter heating. Schedule your summer repairs NOW, and don’t give it a second thought. Our office will even call and confirm your appointment, before dispatching your chimney sweep!

When it’s time to schedule the necessary repairs for your chimney, call on New Hampshire’s #1 chimney professionals. At Black Moose Chimney & Stove, our chimney sweeps are experienced professionals who specialize in masonry construction and repair. Request an appointment with a Black Moose sweep today and find out what we can do for you this summer!

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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)