If you have a fireplace in your home, you may be wondering just which tools and accessories you should invest in. The list of things to choose from is pretty long, and what you need (or want) will vary based upon the type of fireplace you have. Check out some of the more popular items below, or feel free to give one of our staff members a call if you’re looking for some more insight. We are always happy to help!
If your fireplace is wood-burning, you’ll want to own a set of fire irons. These are the tools used to adjust your wood logs, poke into hot embers, and sweep up any messy ashes. They are built tough and can easily withstand the intense heat from your fireplace. They serve as excellent tools that you can use to lower your risk of fire-related injuries.
Screens & Doors
Another good investment is a fireplace screen or door. Depending on what exactly you’re looking for and how much you are willing to spend, you could purchase either of these for your fireplace. They add a finishing look and offer a protective cover, stopping any stray sparks or embers in their tracks. A door will provide a more dependable shield, but they also block out more heat. Pick the right option based on your specific needs.
Wood racks are a good buy for anyone who stores up a lot of fuel for the winter months. They hold a good amount of logs, so that you won’t be forced to trek in and out of the house multiple times throughout the evening. Simply build up a considerable stash before lighting a fire, and you will be able to stay inside (nice and warm) all night long!
Ash buckets go along well with a set of fire irons. If you’re going to be scooping out ash, you need a durable metal and dependable container to store it until you are positive any remaining embers have gone out. Get an ash bucket so that cleaning out your fireplace is easier and safer than ever.
If you are looking for some less practical accessories, there are a lot of great, decorative items that will showcase your style and unique tastes. Anything from vases to paintings to photos of your family can be placed on your mantle. Find a piece that speaks to you, then use your fireplace to highlight it! Keep it mind, though, that anything flammable should be removed from the area surrounding the fireplace when a fire is lit.
For more information on how to keep your fireplace chimney healthy and performing it its best, turn to us! The staff at Clean Sweep of Anne Arundel County is trained and certified to handle any and all of your fireplace or chimney needs. Contact us right away, so you are all set for the winter weather and holiday season fast approaching. We’ll talk to you soon!