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Fireplace Accessories: Worth the Investment?

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You’ve decided to invest in a wood stove, saved the money, had it installed by a professional technician, and are ready to enjoy a crackling fire.

But, are you really ready?

Your professional chimney sweep assures you the appliance is ready for use; the chimney is clean and structurally sound. So, what’s to stop you from lighting a fire right away?

It’s the Small Stuff

There are some things you can do without accessories, and some things you just shouldn’t attempt! You wouldn’t go camping with just a tent! You’d need stakes, and a hammer, a sleeping bag, and probably food, and tools to prepare you food.

Accessories aren’t required, but they definitely make the task easier! In the grand scheme of things, a small investment now may save you a headache later.

Are Accessories Created Equal

At Bulldog Chimney Sweeps we partner with some of the best manufacturers in the industry to offer products and accessories that we can stand behind. While some accessories can simply ease the tasks of a wood-burning furnace, others are simply required for safety reasons. We offer and can install a variety of tools and accessories for all your wood-burning needs.

Bulldog Chimney Sweeps offers a variety of tools to make the job of fire-burning easier!

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Tongs and pokers are an excellent example of a tool that isn’t required for responsible wood-burning, but definitely helps maintain a steadily burning fire. When you are able to maneuver the logs, rearrange coals, and stoke the fire safety and easily, the fire is likely to burn more consistently.

Likewise, keeping a shovel and ash holder readily available makes it easier for a home owner to keep the ash box cleaned regularly. If you don’t have these things, you may be tempted to use other household items which can be ruined, and the job won’t be done properly.

If you are new to wood-burning for whatever reason, you may be surprised by the mess that comes with it! If your wood is properly seasoned (dried) then it will be messy. Using a log transporter can cut down on the mess, and ease the task of carrying in the firewood.

—Other Accessories
Gloves also contribute to ease and safety of fire stoking. You can be sure you purchase quality stove gloves by purchasing from Bulldog Chimney Sweeps. All of our products are designed for high heat use, such as steamers and kettles. These accessories, used for aroma therapy and humidifying purposes need to be durable and designed for high heat.

Other accessories we recommend are stove thermometers, which allow you to gauge how your furnace is performing. Also, if you are purchasing a home with an older fireplace or furnace that doesn’t have a screen to catch sparks and ash, we can recommend a product specifically for your home or business. Screens are also recommended to keep small children from accidental burns.

Bulldog Chimney Sweeps also recommends stove boards and wall protectors to protect your home’s interior walls and floors from heat and fire damage. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends furnaces be installed no less than 36 inches from combustible surfaces. Wall protectors allow your furnace to be closer to a wall, and these should be installed when the furnace is installed. If you have concerns about your furnace that is already in use, call a technician today!

A technician is standing by to walk you through the available tools and accessories to make your life with a furnace easier!