With extreme weather events increasing in severity and frequency, it seems as though power outages are becoming more and more common nationwide. While having a standby generator on one’s property can be a great way to ensure that the lights stay on when all goes dark, proper generator safety measures are key. Consider some of these dangers of standby generators when not used properly, tips for staying safe, and how to learn more about generator installation and safety in Illinois and Indiana–
The benefits of using a generator far outweigh the risks, especially because risks can be avoided with proper generator safety measures. With that in mind, one risk of using a generator is the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. Another risk is the risk of electrocution, as well as the risk of fire in some cases.
The good news is that while generators can be risky–and things like carbon monoxide poisoning and electrocution can be incredibly dangerous, even fatal–harm from a generator is usually 100 percent preventable. Here are some generator safety measures to keep in mind:
If you have questions about the installation of a residential or commercial standby generator for your property, or you want to ask a question about standby generator installation, repairs, or safety precautions when operating a generator, our team at Generator Technologies Inc. can help. Please feel free to contact us by phone or online at your convenience to get answers to your tough generator questions. We look forward to working with you.
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