by Katelyn Yarnell
When it’s cold outside, there is nothing better than relaxing and lighting some candles. I am a huge sucker for candles because I love the way it makes the room warm and cozy. It’s easy to get caught up in the amazing aromas and not realize the potential dangers that candles pose. Remember these tips from the National Candle Association to keep you, your family, and your home safe during those bitterly cold days!
- Don’t leave a burning candle unattended and remember to extinguish all candles when leaving a room or going to sleep.
- Be sure to keep curtains, blankets, papers, decorations, etc. away from the candle at all times.
- Extinguish a candle if it repeatedly smokes or flickers to prevent the flame from becoming too high.
- Don’t burn a candle all the way down. A good rule of thumb is to stop using the candle when only ½ inch remains in the container.
- Never touch or move a burning candle. It can burn your hand causing you to drop the burning candle in your home.
- Keep burning candles away from drafts, vents, and ceiling fans to prevent rapid, uneven burning, and flare-ups.
I hope you enjoy the rest of our winter season and are safe when burning candles.
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Katelyn started working at MAX in July of 2016 and is an agent for personal lines. Outside of MAX, Katelyn loves spending time with her 5 nieces and 1 nephew, and rooting on the Jayhawks. She also enjoys volunteering for the Stop Hunger Now campaign at her church.