Generator Safety Tips
When it comes to your generator, you shouldn’t be winging anything. Sure, it doesn’t take a professional to work one, but you still need to make sure you’re operating it in the safest way possible. Follow these generator safety guidelines for the next time a major storm takes out your home’s power.
In order to avoid any electrical issues, wait until a storm has passed fully before taking out your generator. It should only be used under dry conditions, so do not let it get wet or touch it with wet hands. A little tip: place it in a spot that is convenient and that protects it overhead.
Let Cool Down
Before you refuel your machine, make sure you turn it off and let it cool down for a bit. This cool down period will allow your generator to run at full capacity once it is refilled, and you won’t have to worry about it overheating or breaking.
Use The Correct Fuel
Depending on the type of generator you have, you need to make sure you get the specific fuel meant for that version. If you take a guess and go with something that won’t work well with your machine, it could be potentially dangerous, leading to fuming, breaking, or electrical problems.
Avoid Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
You should NEVER leave your generator inside your garage or house while it’s running. This is extremely dangerous and could lead to carbon monoxide build up inside, and leave you and your family in a harmful situation due to the exhaust fumes.
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