Concord NH Chimney Sweep & Inspection
When chimneys need cleaning and chimney inspections are required, Concord, NH, turns to Fire N’ Stone of Tilton to get the jobs done right, every time. Our CSIA-certified chimney sweeps have the tools and extensive training to thoroughly clean your chimney flue and keep your fireplace and chimney safe and efficient.
We provide chimney inspections from basic to extensive that will alert you to damage or malfunction so you can get the problem solved before it becomes dangerous and expensive.
Chimney Cleaning Concord & Vicinity
Chimney cleaning, also called chimney sweeping, has two primary objectives:
1. Remove creosote from your chimney
Creosote is a highly flammable byproduct of wood fires. Carried in smoke, creosote clings to the walls of your chimney liner as a sticky, flakey or solid substance.
In any form, excess creosote can put your Concord home at risk of a devastating chimney fire and internal flue damage.
2. Remove drafting obstructions
Outside debris such as leaves, twigs and the nests of squirrels, birds, raccoons and other small animals can cause drafting obstructions and cause smoke and toxic gases to back up into your home.
Of particular concern is carbon monoxide, which is invisible and odorless but is known to be potentially fatal to humans and animals when inhaled. Proper chimney sweeping will remove all obstructions so your fireplace once again drafts safely and efficiently.
Chimney Sweep the Right Way
Fire N’ Stone carries industry-recognized certifications from the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA). Our chimney sweeps are experts in both chimney safety and venting systems for home-heating appliances.
We use a variety of rotating scrubbers and rods, chimney sweep brushes, chimney cleaning solvents and high-powered vacuums to safely and effectively remove creosote and debris from your chimney.
Because chimney sweeping is so critical, we recommend to our Concord customers that they schedule this service once a year, ideally in conjunction with a chimney inspection.
Concord NH Licensed Chimney Inspections
Our licensed chimney inspectors perform all three levels of chimney inspection as designated by the CSIA:
Basic chimney inspection covering all visible areas of the structure. This is the most common inspection we provide in Concord and throughout Merrimack County.
This inspection involves video imaging inside the flue and is called for when:
- Your home is being sold
- A chimney fire or other event has caused known or suspected damage
- When you’re adding a fireplace insert and/or preparing to use a different type of fuel
Level 3 chimney inspections are needed when a chimney is severely damaged by fire, weather or seismic events. These inspections typically involve the removal or parts of the chimney structure and/or nearby materials of the home.
Schedule Chimney Cleaning & Inspections
Fire N’ Stone is a quick 20 minutes from Concord, and we regularly do chimney cleaning, inspection and repair projects all across Merrimack County. Our crew works year-round, but for chimney sweep services, it’s always best to reach out shortly after the winter season ends as we tend to get very busy after fall begins.
You can speak with a Concord-area certified chimney technician who knows your chimney inside and out by calling (603) 293-4040. At Fire N’ Stone, we do all chimney cleaning and repair work ourselves – we never subcontract any part of any project.