Black Moose Chimney Has Moved

Black Moose has moved! We hope you can find us at our new location as easily as you can find us on Facebook. Stop by our new offices at 128 Concord Street in Antrim, New Hampshire. We’re still taking appointments and dispatching our best chimney sweeps to...

Summer is a Good Time for Chimney Repairs

Summer 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...

Don’t Forget, We Sell Stoves Too!

Despite the rising temperatures outside, now is the time to plan for your winter heat! If you cut and season your own firewood, you are probably already preparing for winter. However, are you considering an upgrade, remodel, or new construction? If so, it is time to...

Video Scans and Chimney Inspections

Your 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...

The Importance of Chimney Caps

Are you a new homeowner with an old chimney? If so, you may not even notice that it’s missing a chimney cap. Some homeowners in the past didn’t recognize their importance, and oftentimes they weren’t installed. Chimney caps are also commonly neglected because they are...

Pellet Stoves

Spring may be the best time to shop for a new heat appliance. This is especially true if you scheduled your chimney sweep and inspection this spring in preparation for summer. You have time to make necessary repairs before you install a new product. In addition, you...

Why Chimney Liners are Important

Chimney liners are sometimes a neglected necessity. Older generations sometimes don’t see the need for chimney liners. However, industry professionals that study safety and fire science constantly strive for safer, more efficient options for consumers. Chimney liners...

Winter Thaw and Masonry Issues

As winter draws to a close and warm weather thaws New Hampshire’s ice and snow, it is time to think about annual chimney maintenance. If your chimney wasn’t waterproofed and ready before cold weather, winter weather might have damaged your masonry. Hidden Damage When...

Dangers of Spalling

A typical problem we notice at the close of winter? The appearance of cracking, crumbling, and falling masonry. This occurrence is a common occurrence when moisture has penetrated the masonry. When water is allowed to penetrate the masonry it experiences a freeze/thaw...

Why We Do Chimney Relining!

Your 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...