Here at Mister Sparky by Wise Electric Control Inc., we know that power outages can be highly inconvenient and can even become dangerous in some circumstances. Because of this, our team offers generators to help keep you safe and comfortable until the grid is back online. However, there are a number of important safety precautions you should take when using a generator, and in this article, we’ll be going over some key tips for generator safety.
- Never use generators indoors. First, our team at Mister Sparky by Wise Electric Control Inc. wants you to know that you should never operate your generator indoors. Generators, much like car engines, give off deadly carbon monoxide gas, so you need to operate them only outdoors where it can disperse into the atmosphere rather than staying concentrated inside your garage.
- Always keep generators dry. Another thing you should keep in mind about generators is that they do carry some electrical risks. Because of this, it’s important to keep your generator as dry as possible, making sure to cover it with a canopy to keep off rainwater and placing it on a dry surface where puddles can’t form. In addition, when weather conditions are damp, use your generator only when necessary, and always make sure that your hands are dry before touching it.
- Keep children and pets away from generators. As generators run, they generate heat. Some components can become hot enough to cause burns, so it’s important to keep your children or pets well away from the generator while it’s on.
We at Mister Sparky by Wise Electric Control Inc. hope that this information helps you use your generator safely. If you have further questions, we encourage you to give us a call.