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Candle Alternatives in Wichita KS Home

8/2/2022 (Permalink)

During a storm you might lose power and use a candle to provide light. Candles are also great to have around your house for aesthetic purposes, and for a nice fragrance. They can also present a danger as candles are estimated to be the cause of 15,000+ fires every year. Additionally heavy candle use can cause soot damage to accumulate on your walls and ceilings. If you are unable to use candles in your Wichita, KS home or would just prefer something safer, there are several candle alternatives to consider. 

  1. Flashlights

Battery operated flashlights are great to keep around your house just in case of a power outage. The most apparent use of a flashlight in an emergency kit is lighting your environment, indoor or outdoor.   Making sure to have a high-quality flashlight will mitigate this danger significantly. In addition to lighting the way at night, flashlights can be used to find people who require rescue, and a great tool for people who need rescue to signal for help.  

  1. Headlamp

Like a flashlight (only way cooler) a headlamp will help provide light, hands free. These are great to keep around the house and especially in kids’ rooms. Headlamps are an easy and fun way to teach kids about storm safety. 

  1. Flameless Candles

If you still want the ambiance of a candle, try a battery-operated candle. These items look like regular candles but do not put your home at risk. Some battery-operated candles even come in various scents, and some have a flickering light reminiscent of a flame, so you can easily create the atmosphere that you want. 

Home fires can be such a traumatic experience and fire damage remediation services can take a long time to complete. Using candle alternatives is just one way that you can reduce the chances of an emergency in your home. Give SERVPRO of Southwest Wichita a call if you experience storm or fire damage to your home or business (316) 260-9011.  

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