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Generator Safety Tips

3/29/2021 (Permalink)

Close up of generator Stay safe while using a generator.

When bad weather strikes and the power goes out it is helpful to have a generator on hand to keep your home or business running.  Below are tips on how to safely operate your generator.

  • Never use a generator, or other gasoline, propane, natural gas, or charcoal-burning devices inside a home, garage, basement, crawl space, or any partially enclosed area.
  • To avoid electrocution, keep the generator dry and do not use it in rain or wet conditions.  Do not touch the generator with wet hands.
  • Opening doors and windows or using fans will not prevent carbon monoxide (CO) buildup in the home. Although CO can't be seen or smelled, it can rapidly lead to full incapacitation and possibly death.
  • Install CO alarms in central locations on every level of your home or business and outside sleeping areas to provide early warning of accumulating carbon monoxide.

If your home or business experiences damage from a storm, call SERVPRO of Allegan/Barry/Van Buren Counties today, 269-686-0664

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