A fireplace screen should prevent sparks and embers from escaping the firebox in addition to adding a decorative flair to the hearth. Select from brass, pewter, iron or traditional black finish in either formal or traditional designs.
Fireplace screens fall into distinctive categories: Bowed top spark guards, flat guards, folding screens and screens that attach to the fireplaces as cabinet mesh or sliding curtain styles.
Mazzeos stocks Rumford Fireplace Screens for those square fireplace designs and can customize screens for arched fireplace openings and oversize fireplaces.
Burning biofuels like cord wood and pellets can lead to the accumulation of soot and creosote, a flammable, sticky substance that can cause chimney fires if it's not removed. Hiring a professional chimney sweep gets you a professional inspection of your chimney and installation but if you require more than an annual cleanings consider investing in the proper sized chimney brush and a set of chimney rods that would allow you to clean the chimney from the bottom up avoiding the dangers of climbing on rooftops.
Long Fiberglass chimney cleaning rods are designed for topside cleanings as they lack flexibility and usually are too difficult to manipulate through a bottom clean-out door. Use 3 foot poly rods for bottom-up cleaning. These DIY chimney rods are flexible and manageable.
Chimney brushes are approximately 1/4 “ inch less than their stated sizes. That is an 8 x 8 square brush will actually be 7 ¾” x 7 ¾” . Invest in professional grade brushes to do a better job and avoid frequent replacements.