Generator safety tips

Generators typically top the list when it comes to hurricane preparedness so it’s critical those using them know how to do it properly.

First, purchase a battery operated carbon monoxide detector to detect dangerous emissions from within the home, but never place the generator inside the home. The generator should be in a well-ventilated area outside. Always allow the generator to cool before refueling.

A hot generator and gas could make for a dangerous combination and always use protective gear when handling it as they become hot quickly.

Safety tips include not to overload the generator and make sure to use the proper fuel such as ethanol free fuel.

Also be sure never to plug the generator into your homes electrical outlet and always make sure your hands and feet are dry before touching or starting the generator.

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