Candles add a lovely ambiance with their flickering light and gentle fragrance. Candles are used for all sorts of happy, sad and romantic occasions. It’s hard to imagine a birthday cake without flaming candles just waiting for a wish. A wedding wouldn’t be the same without an array of candles at the altar. Funerals are not the happiest of occasions, but they are a way for people to gather in remembrance of a loved one, and candles impart a gentle glow to such a situation. All things considered, candles are an important part of the human experience, but they can be quite dangerous, as well.
The number one rule regarding candle safety is to never leave a burning candle unattended. If you’re going to light a candle, be there while it burns. Make certain the candle is on a non-flammable stand or in a fireproof holder. Trim the wick to a quarter inch prior to lighting and always ensure that the flame is nowhere near curtains, knickknacks or anything else that could catch a flame and burn down your house.
If you wish to leave a candle burning in, for example, an unattended guest bathroom during a party, use a battery operated artificial candle. They’re available in a variety of sizes, from tiny tealights to towering tapers to chunky pillar style candles. You’ll get the glow without the hazard of a live flame.
If you ignore these safety hints and wind up damaging your property with a candle, call a professional to deal with the aftermath. A fire damage professional has the skills and tools to effectively clean the consequences of your candle carelessness.