Video Scans and Chimney Inspections

chimney smell and chimney sweep in Henniker NHYour chimney serves the most important function of any system in your home. It works constantly to protect your family from harmful gases and the risk of fire. The Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) are dedicated to consumer safety. That’s why they recommend regular maintenance for the safest and most efficient chimney system. Your chimney needs a sweep regularly. This keeps it working properly, reduces odors, and decreases risk of flue fire.

It’s like having an annual tune-up, can prevent some types of damage, but doesn’t detect hidden dangers. By the time the average homeowner notices a problem with the chimney system, there is likely devastating hidden damage. The interior of the chimney is hidden from even professionals. This why Black Moose Chimney and Stove utilizes state-of-the-art technology to perform video scans along with our chimney inspections.

Benefits of a Video Scan

A CSIA chimney inspection is categorized into three different levels of assessment, and required by home owners insurance:

  • Level One Inspection
    The annual assessment of the accessible portions of the system is scheduled when nothing has changed about your system.
  • Level Two Inspection
    This assessment is required when something changes with your system or before a land transfer, and includes all readily-accessible portions as well as everything inspected during a level one inspection. A CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep® (CCS) requires special tools to reach hidden portions of the chimney, as well as a video scan.
  • Level Three Inspection
    This thorough inspection is scheduled when hazards are found in a level two inspection. A level three inspection is also required following a fire or natural disaster which can affect your chimney’s safety.

Your Chimney Report

Black Moose Chimney and Stove strives to keep our New Hampshire customers safe and comfortable by educating the public about chimney risks and fire safety. We offer services to maintain safety and prevent damage, injury, and death to our customers. When one of our technicians performs a chimney inspection, your chimney system will be inspected by a video scan. This is to ensure the most thorough, accurate evaluation. Following an inspection we present our customers with footage as well as detailed reports for your records. Your real estate agent, home owners insurance provider, lawyers, and any other legal officers will look for the CSIA signature on documents.

Have you had suspicions about your chimney system, have recently purchased or inherited a property that hasn’t been inspected, or have endured hazards that could affect the soundness of your chimney? If so, you should call a professional right away, before seasonal weather can damage it further! Scheduling your chimney inspection and video scan this spring gives you time to have repairs made. A Black Moose technician is standing by to diagnose your chimney problems now. Call 603.525.7905 or request an appointment online.

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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)