Three Generator Safety Tips

 

Using your generator safely is essential to ensure its continued operation. A properly functioning generator can prove to be invaluable during a power outage. If you were to handle your generator in an unsafe manner, you could risk it breaking down when you need it most. All your electrical systems would come to a stop until the power returns, and that downtime could result in thousands of dollars in financial losses for your company. Make sure you’re prepared by following these generator safety tips.

 

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1. Ensure Proper Ventilation

Generators emit the dangerous carbon monoxide gas, so it’s essential to use it in a properly ventilated area. It should never be used indoors where it might expose employees or customers. It should also be kept away from any windows, doors, or vents that might allow gases to enter an enclosed space.

 

2. Check for Worn Connections

It’s crucial to regularly inspect all generator wires and connections for any fraying or corrosion. These could affect the reliability of your generator and, if left unaddressed, could even result in an electrical fire. They should be replaced immediately to avoid a safety concern. You should also make sure that all connections are tight before generator operation.

 

3. Don’t Skip Maintenance Checks

You don’t want to be in the middle of a power outage when you notice a problem with your generator. Periodic maintenance inspections will keep you aware of any issues so that you can address them promptly. Additionally, regular oil and filter changes will help your unit run more effectively.

 

To ensure your safety, it’s also important that a generator is installed correctly by a professional technician. At NB Sales and Service of Bakersfield, our knowledgeable staff can help you find the right Honda generator for your facility and even take care of the installation. Contact us today to learn more.

 


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