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Do You Have the Right Fireplace Tools & Accessories?

Since cooler weather will be here before you know it, now is the perfect time to make sure your fireplace is ready for fall. Of course, scheduling an appointment for your annual chimney sweeping and inspection is the most important step in preparing your fireplace, but you should also take a look at what fireplace tools and accessories you have. The right hearth accessories will make your fireplace seasons go even more smoothly, but which ones are the most essential? Along with our wide selection of fireplaces, stoves, inserts, and gas logs, we also sell fireplace tools and accessories. Our experienced staff can help you find exactly what you need, and we would like to tell you which accessories are the most important to have in your hearth tool set.

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METAL SHOVEL AND BUCKET

If you have a wood-burning fireplace, having the right tools to safely remove ashes from the firebox is very important. While the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) does not suggest removing ashes after every fire, they do recommend only having a one-inch layer of ashes on the firebox floor. Any larger amount of ashes can cause the grate to wear down prematurely, so you should remove the excess ashes on a regular basis. To do this task safely, you need a metal shovel and a metal bucket with a lid. Make sure the lid fits securely on the bucket so that any smoldering ashes remain contained if the bucket gets knocked over to prevent accidental fires.

BROOM

Sweeping up ashes is a necessary chore after each fire, and you need to have a hearth broom on hand. Your broom should be narrow enough to be able to sweep out the firebox easily. Being small enough to hang alongside your other fireplace tools is another factor to keep in mind when you are shopping.

POKER

Also known as fire irons, fireplace pokers have been used since prehistoric times. Made from metal, a poker allows you to safely stir up a fire by adjusting the logs and embers without getting burned. Most pokers have insulated grips to keep the handle from becoming too hot. Fireplace tongs are a great companion piece to pokers as they are better to use when it is necessary to move heavy logs.

To make shopping for these fireplace accessories more convenient, you can find a wide variety of hearth tool sets in our showroom at Magic Sweep. No matter if your tastes are classic or modern, you can choose from different styles of tool sets. We also carry tools in different finishes, including steel, bronze, and hand-forged iron. And, we have more than just tool sets. We can help you make your hearth safer with spark screens, gates, and fireplace doors. Contact us for more information about the hearth tools and accessories options we have in our showroom.

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