Candles are no longer just source of fragrance or illumination, but they have become more of home decor thing. Candles are designed in order to boost certain moods and trends. The designs and fragrance are meant for matching the home decor. Candles are used to create an atmosphere special at times of special occasions. As the love of candles is raised so is the risk associated with it. Statistics states that candles are becoming the cause of developing fire. Just because of carelessness while handling candles is leading to injury and even death of countless people every year. Candles are becoming the cause of fire inside the homes of people.
Therefore, it is very significant to take extra precautions when handling burning candles. Not burning candles is not a precaution, although it might look perfect but not practical. The great thing to do is to put the candle in a heat resistance environment. You require to be extra careful while handling tea lights and night lights because they prone to get very hot, hot enough to heat and melt plastic. Usually television is regarded as the best candle stand. But the reality is that the material out of which television is made is not fire resistance. Hence, it is important to have a proper candle holder.
The candle holder must be designed such that it doesn’t fall over and must be stable. It should hold the candle upright stiffly.
Another point which people mostly miss out and which is the main reason of fire due to candles is presence of curtains or loose fabric of a furniture or clothing. Curtains and loose fabric fly around the place and have a high likelihood of catching fire. Also the candle should not be in a reachable distance so that if a person leans over he may taper the candle over. This could be dangerous as it could put the clothes or hair on fire. A very significant point is to keep the burning candle out of the reach of pets and children. They could tip the candle during their play.
It is a great idea to never put a burning candle under shelves. That is a very common place to forget. Because of the high amount of heat of warmth created it is very easy for the surface above it to catch fire. Putting the burning candle under any other surface is also not suggested. You should maintain a distance of at least one meter or three feet between the burning candle and the surface above it. If not a greater damage, close by surface can get collected by candle smoke. Two burning candles should also be kept aside at a distance of at least ten centimeters of four inches.
Scented and votive candles alter their state to liquid in order to release the fragrance. Therefore, these scented and votive candles must be put in a metal or glass holder cup so the melted liquid is captured in the cup. Also, caution must be taken that nothing should fall into the hot wax such as a match stick. The candles should not be moved while they are burning. Before being moved the candles must be extinguished as there can be possibility of the burning candle being dropped. Instead of blowing the candle out a spoon can be utilized to put the flame off. Because blowing can send hot wax and sparks flying, resulting in a fire.
Burning candles should never be left neglected. They should be extinguished before leaving the room. You should not sleep while the candles are still burning. And oil burner or burning candle should never be kept in a kid’s bedroom. And also, you should double check candles whether they are extinguished or not. Sometimes the candle which have been put out can be smoldering which can also initiate a fire. Therefore, the candles should be put off completely.
Candles can make an occasion extra special but if appropriate care is nt taken they can make the special event into a disaster.