Standby Generator Safety

Standby generators can be very useful in the event of a power outage. However, it is critical that the proper safety protocols be followed during their installation and operation. stand by generator safety During installation: Hire a licensed electrician to install your generator and be sure that all the manufacturer's instructions are followed. Once installed, contact the Electrical Safety Authority to arrange for an inspection of the installation. During operation: Ensure proper ventilation to guard against carbon monoxide poisoning. Store gasoline in approved fuel containers and never replenish fuel while the generator is on. And never attempt to repair your generator yourself, call a licensed electrician.

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To read more electrical safety tips regarding standby generators, visit the Electrical Safety Authority's website.