Why We Do Chimney Relining!

chimney repair in Concord NHYour chimney is a large, intricate system of parts that allow your fire’s byproducts to vent. One of the largest and most important parts of your chimney system is unseen by the homeowner. However, it is immensely important—the chimney liner. The liner is easily damaged if the fireplace and chimney system isn’t properly maintained. Consequently, when this happens it can be harmful to your family’s health and raise fire risk substantially!

Your Liner and What it Does

  1. The liner protects your home from the heat of the chimney. The building materials that make up walls, ceilings, and more can be affected and weakened by the intense heat that exists in the chimney. The liner keeps the heat in the chimney and prevents transfer to the house.
  2. It keeps harmful gases like carbon monoxide in the chimney, instead of seeping out of the porous masonry into your home.
  3. Also, the liner protects your chimney’s masonry from the harmful by products from the fire. Soot and creosote can be highly corrosive to masonry over time. This requires frequent chimney sweeps and sometimes extensive repairs.
  4. The liner provides a correctly-sized flue. This is especially important when you use a factory-build, or pre-fab fireplace. If the flue isn’t the correct size the fireplace loses efficiency. In addition, it may not vent properly, and your house can fill with the harmful gases and smoke. All of these which should have already been vented up the chimney.

How to Detect a Liner Problem

The easiest way to detect a problem with your chimney’s liner? Schedule CSIA inspections annually, as recommended. You can also detect a problem by paying close attention to your chimney’s performance. Look for excessive smoke backing into your home, excessive heat on the surface of your chimney, and pieces of the liner in the bottom of your chimney.

Relining the Chimney

It’s always best to start at the source. The CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep® (CCS). A certified chimney sweep can reline your chimney in no time. Also, they can even tell you if you need a new liner when you change fuel or install a new appliance. It’s important to choose a chimney sweep to maintain your chimney system. This is so you don’t have to shop around when problems come up. For instance, if your chimney sweep stops by for your routine chimney sweep, he might notice your liner has some damage. A homeowner looking to do the work themselves might spend money on a costly stainless steel liner. An amateur might miss it completely, but a Black Moose chimney expert can assess the existing clay liner and determine if it can be resurfaced. Saving you time and money!

At Black Moose we repair and resurface clay liners with HeatShield®. This is a cerfractory sealant designed to withstand all the heat and abuse of a stainless steel liner for a fraction of the price. You can learn more about HeatShield® by clicking here or calling a Black Moose expert at 603.525.7905.

If you have doubts about your chimney liner, it’s never a bad time to call a professional. A Black Moose chimney sweep is standing by!

First Thing

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)