SERVPRO of Framingham Shares How to Burn a Candle Safely
Many people enjoy having candles lit in their homes, especially during the Fall months. However, it is important to know candle safety so that you can enjoy it without leading to a fire.
- Before burning, trim the wick to ¼ inch because long or crooked wicks can cause uneven burning.
- Use a candleholder designed for candle use. It should be heat resistant, sturdy, and large enough to contain drips.
- Burn candles in a well-ventilated room.
- When lighting a candle, use a long-reach lighter, and keep your hair and loose clothing out of sight.
- Never leave a candle unattended.
- Never burn a candle on or near anything that can catch fire.
- Keep burning candles away from furniture, drapes, bedding, carpets, etc.
- Keep candles out of the reach of children and pets.
- Never touch or move a candle while it is burning.
- Place burning candles at least three inches apart from one another.
- Extinguish a candle if the flame becomes too high.
- Never use a candle as a night light or while you may fall asleep.
- Use a candle snuffer to extinguish a candle; it will prevent hot wax from splattering.
- Never use water to extinguish a candle; this can cause the wax to splatter.
- Make sure the candle is completely out before leaving the room.
Fire safety is always important. You can prevent a candle fire with these simple tips.
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