Using Candles Safely Around Your Home

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Using Candles Safely Around Your Home
 

We all love the warmth and festive atmosphere created by candles, especially during the holidays. But they can be dangerous if left unattended or placed near anything flammable. Here are a few tips to make sure you are burning candles safely around your home:Candle Safety Tips fromMonte Hewett Homes

  • Make sure an adult is in the room and paying attention whenever you light a candle. Blow out all candles before going to sleep or leaving the room.
  • Do not permit children to keep or use candles or incense in their rooms. Candles should only be used when an adult is present, awake and alert.
  • Never use lighted candles on or near a Christmas tree or other evergreens.
  • Keep candles at least three feet away from anything that can burn, including other decorations, wrapping paper and especially window treatments.
  • Always use stable, nonflammable candle holders with a hurricane glass to protect the open flame.
  • Place candles where they will not be knocked down or blown over and out of reach of pets and young children.
  • If you have children in your home, store candles, matches and lighters out of their sight and reach in a locked cabinet.

And the SAFEST option is to use battery-powered candles whenever possible. This eliminates the danger of open flame altogether!

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