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Our Hearth Tools and Accessories

Your chimney system is ready for a fire this fall. You have had it inspected to insure the liner is intact, the masonry is sound, all the parts are in working order. You’ve had it cleaned so that the flue isshowroom8 clear of soot, dangerous creosote, obstructions, and other debris. Your fuel is ready for a fire. Your gas is connected properly, your pellets are bought and stored awaiting a fire, or your firewood is split and properly seasoned. If your fireplace and chimney system is ready for a fire and your fuel is ready to burn, but you don’t have the necessary accessories it’s time to come see us. Magic Sweep sells hearth tools and accessories to make your fire experience safe and easy.

Fireplace Tool Sets

It’s important that before you light a fire in your fireplace, stove, or insert, that you have proper tools on hand to use your fire properly. We sell items made from quality materials that are durable enough to withstand the heat of a fire and last many years of use. Our toolsets include a fire poker used to rearrange wood and coals, a shovel used to scoop ashes, and a brush used to clean ashes and wood pieces—all long-handled to prevent burns. Just like the large variety of styles of fireplaces, inserts, and stoves, our toolsets also come in a variety of beautiful styles. You might choose from contemporary, Victorian, rustic, Old World, and more. Choose an ash bucket that matches your style precisely.

Fireplace Screens, Doors, and More

Our accessories don’t just make life easier, but also more beautiful. You can choose to add a new screen or set of doors to your tired old fireplace to bring it new life. Your old fireplace may work just fine but may bring the look of your home back decades. In order to revitalize it on a budget, you can work with an expert to choose a great new look for your fireplace. If you want to make a more drastic change to your fireplace, we can change the entire look of your mantel.

Custom Stonework by Magic Sweep

We can give your fireplace a facelift with a little help from our staff masons. We can remove the old mantel and replace with a completely new one. We can build the mantel of your choosing with whatever stone or design you’d like. When you start with the professionals, you don’t have to wonder what is best. At Magic Sweep, we’re experts at making the old new again. Your fireplace is the focal point of your living room and home décor, it’s the backdrop of your family gatherings and your holiday festivities. Make sure it’s exactly what you want. A little T.L.C. for your fireplace can bring up the value of your property for a sale or refinance, and even add to the efficiency of your fire.

Talk to your chimney expert about raising efficiency with custom glass doors. Before you waste fuel on an inefficient system, ask a professional about your options.

Call Magic Sweep today at 757-523-2400 or request an appointment online. We can also work with realtors and property managers to face-lift your fireplace for potential homebuyers or renters.

Don’t Forget about These Important Hearth Accessories

Fireplace season is in full swing, but do you have all of the necessary accessories and tools to enjoy a safe and beautiful fire in your fireplace? At Magic Sweep, we carry a large variety of useful hearth accessories. We have the important fireplace accessories you need to have an attractive and functional hearth. Our customers often ask us what are the essential hearth accessories they should have, so we would like to share with you which tools and accessories you need to make your fireplace complete.

Hearth Stand, Broom, & Dustpan - Chesapeake VA

Essential Hearth Tools

When you own a fireplace, fireplace tools are as important as kitchen tools. You would not try to fry an egg without a pan or a spatula, so why would you try to burn a fire without the necessary tools? Tools can help you move the logs around without injuring yourself and facilitate the cleanup needed after a fire. According to Smarter, an online buying guide, the following fireplace tools are the most important:

  • poker: Never reach your hand into a burning fire to reposition logs. A metal poker allows you to keep the fire going by moving the logs around without burning yourself. Moving the logs allows oxygen to flow into different areas of the fire, which fans the flame and keeps the fire burning strongly.
  • tongs: What do you do if a log is close to falling out of your fireplace? You cannot just reach into the fire and grab the log, but a set of tongs allows you to grab the log safely to put it back into the fire. More secure than a poker, tongs let you get a better handle on the burning material and turn and rotate the logs more efficiently and effectively.
  • broom and dustpan: A wood-burning fire is always going to leave behind messy ashes to clean up after the fire has burned. You need a broom specifically designed to sweep up ashy residue to keep your other brooms clean. Of course, a dustpan is needed to sweep the ashes into and dispose safely.
  • stand: Unless you want these important fireplace tools scattered all over the place, you will need a stand for storing your utensils. Magic Sweep does sell fireplace tool sets that include all of the above essential tools, including a stand. We have different types of decor styles for these sets. If you have a traditional fireplace, you will want to select tools made from a heavy, substantial metal, such as wrought iron. Look for classic and ornate detailing to accent the traditional hearth. If your fireplace is more contemporary, you should go with sleek and simple stainless steel fireplace tools. Of course, you do not have to go with a matched set. If your decor is on the eclectic side, consider looking for mismatched firework tools from different designers to make a conversation piece out of your set.

Since we only had so much space to tell you about these essential hearth accessories, we still have many more in our collection. Contact Magic Sweep to learn more about our favorite accessories you need for your fireplace.