Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Consider these candle Precautions

If you're like millions of us, you probably burn candles for their soft glow and fabulous fragrance. But before you strike that match, consider these precautions.

  • Trim the wick each time to 1/4 inch to help the candle burn more evenly, which in turn will make the candle last longer.
  • Use heat resistant surfaces to set the candle on and if burning more than one in the same ares keep them at least three inches a part.
  • Never burn candles near curtains, stacks of paper or dried floral arrangements.
  • keep candle away from drafts. A slight breeze can ignite a nearby curtain or any flammable decorations.
  • Never leave burning candles unattended.MAny house fires have been started by forgotten candles.It only takes one!
  • The best way to extinguish a candle is by pushing the flame into the melted wax with a table knife or any metal blade. It will go out immediately with no soot or sprayed wax.After the flame is out make the wick stand up.

Take a look at the candles in your home today. Are they in safe containers and away from any hazards?