Are you care­ful enough with can­dles?

The Casket - - Local -

Can­dles are per­fect for cre­at­ing a ro­man­tic or 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.

...and the right can­dle

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.

Never leave a burn­ing can­dle unat­tended.

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