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Get the Right Ambience and Reduce Fire Risk with Candle Alternatives

6/8/2021 (Permalink)

wax warmer These electric warmers use a lightbulb to melt scented wax on a plate.

Candle Alternatives

For centuries, candles have provided light and been a mainstay in creating a calm and relaxing environment. They have also served as one of the top fire hazards. When you want to give your Arlington, LA, home some ambiance without having to worry about a candle fire, there are many candle alternatives available.

Other Options
Whether it’s for the light it gives off or the fragrance, people have many choices besides traditional candles. Below are some top alternatives.

Flameless: These battery-operated candles mimic the effect of candlelight without the flame. Many are programmable, which allows you to have them automatically come on at a specific time.
Warmers: Instead of a melting candle providing a gentle light and scent, these electric warmers use a lightbulb to melt scented wax on a plate. These warmers come in an array of styles, including as an outlet plug-in. Be sure to take precautions when dealing with hot wax.
Plug-in Air Fresheners: When the goal is to ensure your home has an inviting smell, these have become a popular option. They simply plug into an outlet and gently release the fragrance. They do require changing out the fragrance portion every month or so.
Heatless Options: From sprays to potpourri and oil diffusers, there are many ways to give your home a pleasant smell without any kind of heat needed.

Fire Safety
If real candles are still preferred over candle alternatives, ensure that safety precautions are taken when using them. The ambiance they give isn’t worth a fire and having to call a fire and smoke damage restoration specialist to get rid of the unpleasant smell of smoke. When burning a candle, never leave it unattended and ensure it is away from anything flammable, as well as out of reach from children and pets.
While candles can creating a pleasing environment, safety should always be considered. To avoid any fire-related issues, consider the above candle alternatives to keep your home smelling welcoming.

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