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Candle Safety and Fire Damage Restoration Tips

By Luke Armstrong

Did you know that on average, a candle fire is reported to a U.S. fire department every thirty minutes? This holiday season, you can achieve a warm glow in your home without calling the fire department later if you follow these steps for candle safety, as recommended by the NFPA:

Candle Safety• Use candle holders that are sturdy, and won’t tip over easily and put candle holders on a sturdy, uncluttered surface.
• Don’t burn a candle all the way down — put it out before it gets too close to the holder or container.
• Never use a candle if oxygen is used in the home.
• Have flashlights and battery-powered lighting ready to use during a power outage. Never use candles.

Occasionally, something catches on fire even though you may be taking the precautions listed above. For example, more than half of all candle fires start when items are burned to close to the candle. So, if you walk past holding a stack of guest towels or other highly flammable item, your natural reaction will be to drop the towels on the ground, thereby setting other items around you on fire.

Quick action is the key to emergency restoration services. You should look for a fire restoration expert who can schedule emergency response service within three hours of your initial call, and work with you throughout the emergency service restoration to help you make the best decisions about repair, restoration or replacement of your property.

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