Oxygen will not explode on its own, but it supports combustion; hence, if something is burning, it will burn faster when exposed to oxygen. So take precautionary measures when you have an oxygen concentrator system at home.
Here are some tips for oxygen use:
- Make sure to have backup tanks and a backup generator in case of power outages. Keep oxygen away from wood stoves, fireplaces, and candles.
- Post “no smoking” and “oxygen in use” signs wherever necessary.
- Check all electrical equipment (keep oxygen away from toys with electric motors, electric baseboard or space heaters, electric blankets, hairdryers, electric razors, electric toothbrushes, etc.), and notify your electric company that you have an oxygen concentrator system at home.
- Secure loose cords and extra tubing, as well as rugs and floor mats; also, clear doorways, rooms, and hallways.
- Do not use extension cords and cleaning products.
Inspiration Home Health Care, LLC, a provider of home health care in Colorado, can help you ensure that oxygen use at home stays safe and effective.
If you or your loved ones living with a health condition require the use of oxygen, nursing care can assist you with a variety of needs. Our team can help you live an improved quality of life.