How To Use Chimney Products

Posted on January 26th, 2021 by Devine Bros

Getting all your chimney tools and needs met in the wintertime is essential to your home’s functionality. You want to stay warm without issues, so your chimney pushes out all that exhaust and smoke produced by your boiler, stove, or fireplace. When this ventilation isn’t working the way it should, it could mean some big problems. Here is how you should be using your chimney tools and what exactly they do to promote maximum efficiency.

Tools You’ll Need:

  • Fireplace poker
  • Brush or broom
  • Chimney caps
  • Ash dumps

How To Use Them:

  • If you have a fireplace, then you need a fireplace poker. This helpful tool comes in handy when you need to move or adjust the burning logs. When you move these logs around, you’re increasing the oxygen to the fire, thus letting the flames last longer. Ensure the one you purchase is long enough to keep you at a safe distance and has an insulated handle meant to protect you from potential burns.
  • If you want to have a clean and organized fireplace, you should always have a broom or brush on hand nearby. Too much ash and wood buildup will dirty your home and even ignite the flames more dangerously when lit up again. They’ll usually come with a shovel, and together the two help keep this area of your house very clean.
  • Chimney caps are an essential part of any chimney. These caps are made to keep the outside from getting in. From critters to different kinds of weather, this protection is needed to expand the life of your chimney. Make sure you invest in a high-quality one! 
  • You can have an ash dump built into your fireplace, meant to keep old ashes and debris stowed away and cleaned up. This specific spot makes it easy for you to collect everything all in one place. The ash dump is designed to be easily accessible and able to withstand high temperatures! 

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