Swanzey, NH, Chimney Sweep | Fireplace, Heating Stove & Fireplace Insert Install | Chimney Inspection & Rebuilding
Black Moose Chimney & Stove of Antrim, NH, offers certified chimney sweep, chimney repair and chimney inspection in Swanzey, NH, and other local communities including Keene, NH, Marlborough, NH, Troy, NH, Chesterfield, NH, Roxbury Center, NH, and Winchester, NH.
Most chimney fires in the U.S. each year are started by creosote that has built up inside the flue. Creosote is made when wood burns, and the substance is highly flammable. Our CSIA-certified chimney sweeps have the equipment and training to thoroughly rid your chimney of creosote as well as buildups of leaves, twigs, small-animal nests and other debris that often gets into chimneys and causes drafting obstructions. Count on us to do the job right the first time.
Chimney Inspections, Swanzey, NH
A professional chimney inspection is the only way you can know the exact state of your chimney and fireplace at any given time. Many early signs of damage can be spotted by a trained inspector and repaired before an extensive and expensive problem arises. Our basic residential chimney inspections cover all components and the chimney structure itself. We want you and your family to be safe, and once-a-year chimney inspections can help make that happen.
Leaky Chimneys Repaired
A leaky chimney usually presents a few clues you can easily spot:
- Damp sections of walls near the chimney
- Strong smells coming from the firebox
- Water dripping in the firebox
- White staining on chimney masonry
If you’re experiencing these and other signs of a chimney leak, it’s important to have the system inspected as soon as possible. Left alone, water that infiltrates a chimney can cause major damage not only to the chimney’s bricks and mortar but also to vulnerable building materials of the home. Our certified chimney technicians will find and fix your leak fast.
Other Chimney Repairs
Old age, intense heat from fires, violent weather and other events can do damage to chimneys and their components. Any compromise to the system makes the chimney unsafe to use. If you suspect the chimney at your Swanzey, NH, home is damaged, call Black Moose first and arrange a visit with a nationally-certified chimney repair pro. We fix whatever is broken including:
- Masonry bricks and mortar
- Chimney liners
- Chimney chase tops
- Smoke chambers
- Smoke shelves
- Chimney crowns
- Chimney caps
- Chimney flashing
Chimney Masonry Repair & Restoration
Over time, even the strongest chimney masonry can fall into disrepair. When bricks are loose and when cracks appear and keep getting larger, your chimney is in an unsafe operational state. We perform chimney masonry repair projects such as tuckpointing, in which we add a strong new compound to areas of missing bricks to restore structural integrity. For cracking, we often can prevent further damage from water by adding a waterproof sealant. Our techs undertake these and all other types of chimney masonry repair including historic restorations.
There may come a time when basic repair work isn’t enough to save a chimney. When the structure is significantly damaged or leaning to one side, chimney rebuilding may be necessary. Our technicians are certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America and are more than well-equipped to perform partial or complete chimney rebuilding to restore integrity to the chimney and to create a safe environment for everyone who lives in the home.
Wood & Pellet Stove, Wood & Pellet Insert, Wood-Burning Fireplace Installations
Are you thinking it’s time to add a new fireplace, fireplace insert or heating stove to your home? Let us help you determine the ideal model that will match your heating requirements and decorative tastes. Our installation pros will then install your new appliance in accord with manufacturer’s guidelines and any building/safety codes in your area. Only a skilled technician should install new heating appliances, never a novice.
Chimney Remodeling: Surrounds, Mantels & Hearths
You can increase the allure of your hearth area with a lovely new custom surround made of brick, stone, faux stone or tile. Simple or elaborate, surrounds are definite statement-makers. Take the next step with a stately mantel and an elegant raised hearth. We will design a brand-new hearth area exactly the way you want it.
Black Moose Chimney & Stove serves Swanzey, NH, and other cities and towns in New Hampshire’s Hillsborough, Cheshire, Merrimack, Sullivan and Western Belknap counties.
We’re standing by at (603) 525-7905 to help with chimney cleaning, chimney inspection, chimney repair and rebuilding, appliance installation and custom hearth area design. Black Moose is a member of the Northeast Association of Chimney & Hearth Professionals and the National Chimney Sweep Guild.