Top 7 Must-Have Fireplace Accessories

Fireplace screenThe fireplace is a centerpiece of the home for many. It provides heat, creates a family gathering point and improves a room’s aesthetics. For safe and pleasant fires, we recommend you own these 7 must-have fireplace accessories. Most of these accessories are available in a wide range of styles so you can find ones that complement your home’s decor. 

1. Fireplace Screen

A fireplace screen is a great way to increase the safety of your hearth while adding a touch of style. These screens are made to protect your home by preventing sparks and embers from flying out of the fireplace. Choose a model that complements your decor and fits securely in front of your fireplace. 

2. Fire Starters

Fire starters are a great way to quickly get your fire roaring without fussing with kindling or newspapers. They have been designed to safely and easily ignite wood fires, so you don’t have to wait for the heat on cold winter nights. 

3. Fireplace Tools Set Fireplace tools

Every fireplace requires a set of sturdy, durable tools to keep the area clean and the fire burning. Make sure you have these essentials at hand whenever you have a fire roaring: a poker, tongs, a brush, bellows and a shovel.

4. Fire Extinguisher

Fire is unpredictable and having a functional fire extinguisher next to your fireplace is essential. You never know when a stray ember could fall on a flammable item nearby. Make sure you choose the appropriate class of extinguisher and learn how to use it properly.

5. Firewood Rack

A firewood rack provides an easily accessible place to store and display your logs. It helps keep them dry and ready to feed your fire. Some racks can convert into a carrier to help you transport your logs inside. 

Fireplace6. Fireplace Grate

A fireplace grate elevates your logs and allows air to circulate underneath promoting better combustion. This produces more heat and minimizes smoke. Choose a grate made of durable materials such as cast iron or steel, and ensure it is the right size for your fireplace.

7. Hearth Rug

What is more classic than a cozy rug by the fire? A hearth rug adds a decorative flourish while protecting your flooring from sparks, embers, ash and other debris. Choose a rug that is fire-resistant and easy to clean. Finally, make sure it is large enough to cover the area directly in front of the hearth.

Questions about your fireplace or chimney? Contact Black Moose Chimney today. Our team of industry-certified experts is ready to help you with inspections, repairs, installation and more. Click here or call 603-525-7905.


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John RantaJohn Ranta
17:01 22 Mar 24
They arrived on time, worked quickly and showed me the results. Prfessional throughout. jr
william greenwilliam green
23:21 14 Mar 24
Really helped me out can't say enough good things highly recommend!!!! The young man that came to my home was very knowledgeable and friendly great attitude all around answered all my questions and left me stress free best of all left no mess.🤙🏻🤙🏻
Michael Dell'OrtoMichael Dell'Orto
18:39 14 Mar 24
Jaime ConleyJaime Conley
17:13 14 Mar 24
Sarah GilliattSarah Gilliatt
01:46 13 Mar 24
A very thorough and careful job done! Thank you.
Larry CookLarry Cook
15:11 07 Mar 24
I wanted to give 5 stars but they are very busy which meant I had a good wait for both the inspection/cleaning, then for a quote on repairs and then for the repairs. Their prices seemed a little high to me but I have nothing to compare with as they were highly recommended by someone I trust and other companies had plenty of negatives reviews which kept me from getting additional quotes. I am happy with the work and they promptly returned to fix a mistake that had been made. Chris the inspector, Jennifer in the office, and Alex and his repair crew were all pleasant and took the time to answer all of my questions. Alex and his crew even took their shoes off (it was winter) before entering my house without even being asked! So if you are not in a rush and want to ensure you chimney is as safe as possible then I think you'll be happy with Black Moose.
Rebecca DeFuscoRebecca DeFusco
22:35 21 Feb 24
After a recent sweep of our chimney, it was discovered that our flue tiles were cracked. Black Moose techs were hard working, detail oriented and professional! Nice jobs guys! See you next year for my cleaning!
Karen CKaren C
14:52 14 Feb 24
Excellent I highly recommend Black Moose Chimney and Stove; Kelly and Liam are awesome, they did a great job. Extremely professional, arrived early, went through everything with a fine tooth comb ensuring pellet stove was thoroughly cleaned. They also were respectful of my home, conscientious and cleaned up after themselves. Made sure stove worked prior to leaving and told me to call promptly if anything came up afterward. Will definitely use them again.
Denise ClarkDenise Clark
16:32 31 Jan 24
We've had Black Moose clean our chimney for a number of years.But recently, we had an emergency situation at our home involving our chimney & oil furnace flue, which was caked full of soot from a malfunctioning furnace. They came & cleaned out both flues in no time, even going up on the roof with snow on it! They cleaned up after their work in the interior rooms where the oil furnace and the woodstove are located. Great work. Reasonable prices. Very nice people. You can't go wrong with Black Moose.
Joe GJoe G
18:30 24 Jan 24
Goods: The technicians know their business, very efficient in cleaning/inspection along with cleaning up after the 'dirty work'.Others: Communications could be more effective. Despite early coordination about scope of work (multiple flues within same chimney) the estimate provided did not reflect this and the final invoice was significantly more than the estimate provided.Quote for follow-on chimney relining was significantly more than that offered by other companies in the area (and far more than neighbors experienced for similar work accomplished by other companies)