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Choosing The Right Candle Alternative

12/3/2019 (Permalink)

3 white candles Be proactive in fire prevention.

Candles offer not only a bit of subtle light, but they can also provide a soothing atmosphere and subtle aroma; however, as a homeowner in Brighton, CO you have to look beyond the immediate satisfaction and consider the safety concerns. Something so small could actually be destructive, acting as a catalyst for a larger blaze. Rather than take a risk, consider using candle alternatives to create a similar calming ambiance.

Why Should You Eliminate Candles?

According to the National Fire Protection Agency, between 2012 to 2018, candles caused the following average annual losses:

80 deaths
8200 home fires
770 injuries
over 200 million in property damage

While beautiful and soothing, the open flames, when left unattended or forgotten, can lead to candle fire. Light a candle when you plan to remain in the room, capable of watching it at all times.

What Other Options Are Available?

Is it possible to achieve the same effects from other products? Yes, it is. The commercial market carries numerous items that supply similar effects. Take lighting for example. People often use the little wax sticks when they desire a dim hue. Battery and electrical candle alternatives are available, disbursing a romantic, old-fashioned feel without the danger of the sparks flying. Use a remote to control it, and you can leave the room with it on. Small lamps may also satisfy your need. Look for small ones and use a low watt bulb. For a little fun, fairy lights offer a sparkle to the room, exuding childlike wonder. Are you worried you'll miss the pleasant aroma? Purchase reed and stick diffusers that use oil, yet carry a scent throughout the vicinity. These flameless options might just save you from experiencing a home fire and the needs for a fire restoration company.

Think about your habits and consider whether the act is worth the risk. A home fire could be devastating. Decide whether candle alternatives might work for your home, eliminating one additional danger.

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