Posted February 1, 2024
Posted by Angelique Armstrong
It is easy to be caught up in the romance of Valentine’s Day. From the chocolates to the flowers to the romantic candlelight dinners, you have a lot going on. Small errors or neglect is all it takes for huge safety and security issues. This Valentine’s Day, you can have a lovely time while still staying on top of everyone’ safety.
Candle and Fire Safety—Kindle Up the Romance, but Not Your Home.
If you are partial to candlelight during your Valentine’s Day activities or even a crackling fire, you need to practice caution. While a fireplace, outdoor torches and indoor candles pose minimum risk when used properly, the chances are you will be more occupied with your party guests or your private dinner.
Do not leave candles burning. Blow them out if you leave a room.
Do not leave blankets or clothing next to an open flame – including your fireplace.
Inspect your fireplace before using it, especially if you have not turned it on in a few months. A dirty fireplace is a serious fire hazard. Keep an eye on meals on the stovetop or in the oven – set timers if you have a hard time remembering.
Check your home’s smoke detectors to ensure they are working properly.
This Valentine’s Day, you can have a lovely time while still staying on top of everyone’s well-being.