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Fireplace Cleaning and Maintenance

Our Fireplace Cleaning and Maintenance collection has many helpful solutions for keeping your fireplace clean and working properly. We have safe, effective products for fireplace cleaning include creosote remover, ash vacuums, chimney cleaners and brick cleaners. Fireplace maintenance is easier with practical yet stylish fireplace tool sets, ash bins and fire-resistant gloves. Regular fireplace cleaning and fireplace maintenance not only keeps your fireplace working properly, it makes it safer to use, too, giving you and your family peace of mind while you enjoy a warm, cozy fire during the cold winter months.
Double-Bottom Galvanized Steel Ash Bucket with Handle

Double-Bottom Galvanized Steel Ash Bucket with Handle

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firemizer™ Stainless Steel Heat Grid Fire Optimizer

firemizer™ Stainless Steel Heat Grid Fire Optimizer

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Suede Hearth Utility Gloves

Suede Hearth Utility Gloves

Warm Ash Vac

Warm Ash Vac

$19.95 - $259.95
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13" x 13" Copper Chimney Cover

USA-Made Copper Chimney Cover

$229.95 - $299.95
Ash Holder

Ash Holder

Black Willow Hardwood Bellows with Hand-Rubbed Oil Finish

Black Willow Hardwood Bellows

$89.95 - $99.95
Fireplace Glass Cleaner

Fireplace Cleaners

$9.95 - $12.95
Mini Ash Tool Set

Mini Ash Tool Set

Pine Cone Tool Set

Pine Cone Tool Set


The Olla: A Brief History

Olla (Spanish, pronounced “oh-ya”) jars have been around since ancient times. Made of unglazed ceramic, ollas traditionally have short, narrow necks with wider bodies, and are made in a variety of shapes. They have been used for thousands of years for cooking, storage, and plant irrigation.

When used to irrigate plants, an olla is buried neck-deep in the ground near a plant’s roots, with the opening of the olla extended above the soil so that it can be filled with water periodically. The porous walls of the unglazed pottery allow the water to seep through gradually, constantly and consistently hydrating the plants without overwatering them – and without wasting precious water to evaporation or runoff.

The use of ollas for irrigation was introduced to the American Southwest by Spanish conquistadors during Colonial times, becoming very common among Native American tribes and Hispanic settlers. Though the technique gave way to more modern methods of irrigation some time ago, its superior efficiency, coupled with its simplicity, has caused it to make a comeback. Though the technique has changed little since its introduction, today’s ollas are usually capped off, making them even more water-efficient.

Perfect for home gardens, Ollas are a super-easy, eco-friendly, less time-consuming way to water annuals, perennials, herbs, vegetables and plants of all kinds in dry, sandy soil, very hot or drought-prone areas, raised beds, and even pots, planters and hanging baskets. Fill the olla before you leave on a short vacation to enjoy worry-free watering – and a smaller water bill!

How it Works:

Water is pulled directly through the terra-cotta!

Read more about Ollas on our blog.

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