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Candle Safety - update

12/8/2016 (Permalink)

3 candles burning with black background Blow out candles when you leave the room. Avoid the use of candles in the bedroom and other areas where people may fall asleep.

With cooler weather upon us, many people start using candles this time of the year within their homes.

Candles may look and smell pretty, but they can be a cause of a home fire.  Remember, a candle is an open flame, which means that it can easily ignite anything that can burn. Also, while the candle is burning their is a smoke that the candle emits. 

* November and December are the peak months for home candle fires.

* Roughly one-third of home candle fires start in a bedroom.

* More than half of all candle fires start when things that can burn are too close to the candle.

For example: drapes/curtains.

Candles and Kids:
* Never leave a child alone in a room with a burning candle.
* Keep matches and lighters up high and out of children's reach.

Candles are pretty and smell good, but think about using flame-less candles, they look and smell just like the real thing!

Be safe!

If something should happen, please don't hesitate to call SERVPRO of Hanover, Goochland & Caroline at (804)730-6788 for assistance. We will make it "Like it never even happened."

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