Candle Fires This Winter Season
The cool crisp air reminds us to layer up for the elements before we leave our homes for the day’s activities. Pulling a sweater over your head or zipping up your coat isn’t ideal when you’re staying home the majority of the time. With recent temperatures dipping near or below freezing thousands of homeowners are finding ways to stay warm this winter while also limiting their heating bill expenditures.
Candles while not a primary heat provider is commonly used to add emotional warmth to a person’s home. Scented candles in particular perform this task truly well, however, it’s critical that you take precautions. Candles may quickly become a fire hazard potentially leading to your home becoming ablaze with flames causing smoke and soot damage. Remember to keep candles at least a foot away from any flammable objects including curtains and furniture. Blow out any lit candles before you leave the room for the evening. Lastly, consider utilizing battery-operated flameless candles which can offer the same effect as authentic candles with a minimal fire hazard.
Here are more facts on candle fires to emphasize the importance of taking safety precautions to protect your family and loved ones this season.
During the five-year period of 2014-2018 according to the National Fire Protection Association:
- December is the peak month for candle fires in the United States.
- Christmas is the peak day for candle fires in the United States.
- ? of candle fires began in the bedroom.
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