Extinguish all candles when leaving a room or before going to sleep. Be sure the wick ember is no longer glowing.
This includes furniture, drapes, bedding, carpets, books, paper, flammable decorations, etc.
Long or crooked wicks can cause uneven burning and dripping.
The holder should be heat resistant, sturdy, and large enough to contain any drips or melted wax.
This can help prevent heat damage to underlying surfaces and prevent glass containers from breaking.
Don't burn a candle longer than the manufacturer recommends.
This will help prevent rapid, uneven burning, and avoid flame flare-ups. Drafts can also blow nearby lightweight items into the flame where they could catch fire.
Don’t burn too many candles in a small room or in a "tight" home where air exchange is limited.
Extinguish the flame if it comes too close to the holder or container.
This might scratch, weaken, or cause the glass to break upon subsequent use.
This helps ensure they don’t melt one another, or create their own drafts to cause improper burning.
It’s the safest way to prevent hot wax splatters.
The water can cause the hot wax to splatter and might cause the glass container to break.
The candle isn’t burning properly. Cool, trim the wick, then check for drafts before relighting.