Are you careful enough with candles?
Candles are perfect for creating a romantic, relaxing atmosphere or for filling a room with a wonderful scent. However, they should always be used with caution.
Nobody wants a special candlelit dinner to turn into a nightmare. Here are some tips for avoiding fire risks around candles.
Choose the right candle holder Make sure your candle holders are stable and large enough to collect dripping wax.
Avoid those that are made of wood or plastic.
Be careful with glass candle holders; the heat of the candle could break them.
Avoid using candles with multiple wicks, as they can produce big, high flames and intense heat.
They can also melt quickly and produce large quantities of hot wax.
Position your candles in safe places
Always place your candles on a stable, unobstructed surface; a minimum of 30 centimetres away from fabrics, paper, woodwork and wallpaper. Make sure they are out of the reach of your children and pets.
Don’t place candles where they risk being knocked over by a draft or by a person passing close by.
Lastly, pay attention to your hair and clothes when lighting a candle. Above all, never, under any circumstances, leave burning candles unattended.
Likewise, you should never use candles in your bedroom, as you might fall asleep before you blow them out.
It is important to constantly keep educating yourself and your family on fire safety.
Never leave a burning candle unattended.