Hi this is Jinan Again, Now i will share with you some tips that make your home safety when you use Any portable generators. Portable generators are essential need But safety is always main part for your home. When you use or want to buy portable generator that time bellow 15 tips will help you to make your best home or others safety.
Safety Tips of Using Portable Generators:
Use generator in outdoor:Portable generator exhausts a poisonous gas called Carbon Monoxide (CO) which is very dangerous for human’s health. That’s why it is important to install in such place where the room will be well ventilated, dry area, and away from air intakes to the home. Moreover it is being advised to protect your generator from rain as well as snow.
Read properly the instruction manual:Reading properly the instruction manual it is the first and foremost thing to do when you have purchased the portable generator. Because it will help to avoid the unfortunate circumstances.
Avoid hook up your generator straight to your home’s wiring:Do not hook up or connect your generator straight to your home’s wiring because it can “back feed” into the power lines connected to your home. As a result you may could face an expensive damage to your home appliances, utility equipment, and your portable generator as well.
Plug a portable generator into a heavy duty and outdoor rated power cord:Do not forget to plug a portable generator into a heavy duty and outdoor rated power cord. Because it is as equal dangerous as connecting your generator to your home’s wiring. Moreover you have to make sure one thing that the outdoor rated power cord has a sufficient wire gauge to handle the electric load.
Do not put extra load to the generator:Every generator has a power rating and we should use the generator within its power. We should not put extra load to the generator because it could cause fire is power cord.
Avoid electric shock:One thing is important to know that you have to make sure your portable generator is correctly grounded to avoid electric shock. In that case you need to check the generator’s owner manual.
To know the effects of CO poisoning:Portable generator exhausts the poisoning gas called CO and it could cause a serious damage to your body, that’s why you have to know the symptoms of this issues which is caused by CO gas. When you will suspect that you are feeling headaches, dizziness, nauseated, faint, shortness of breath or fatigue then immediately go outside for fresh air.
Preventing CO poisoning:To prevent CO poisoning you can use a CO alarm that fulfills the requirements of the current UL 2034 safety standard.
Be care full about gasoline:Gasoline ought to be stored in approved and non glass safety containers, because the vapor of gasoline is heavier than air and it can travel invisibility along the floor. As a result it could be ignited by a small source of flame such as electric spark.
Fire extinguisher:If you buy a portable generator or any other equipment which can cause a fire then you supposed to buy a fire extinguisher as well. And you must place your fire extinguisher near portable generator or other equipment which can cause a fire.
Use portable generator in outdoor:It is safer to use portable generator in outdoor rather than indoor. If you use portable generator in outdoor then the CO gas which exhausts from generator will not harm your body. Moreover if you think that you will use portable generator indoor and use fan or something other equipment for proper ventilation system then I can assure you one thing that you are misguided.
Uphold your generator in proper schedule:It is being advised to uphold your generator according to manufacturer’s maintenance schedule. Because if you maintain your portable generator in proper schedule which is provided to you then the generator will be safe and the performance of the generator will go high.
Noise and Vibration:Normally generator is very noisy and vibrative, so that’s why you have to install it in outside. In case you are unable to install outside then it is being advised to use hearing protection.
Refuel a portable generator while it is not running:It is the most important safety tips for all generator user, most of the people refuel the portable generator while it is running but it is very dangerous. First of all you have to turn it off and then let it cool, only then refuel your generator otherwise it is very risky.
Keep your children away from portable generator:Keep your children away from your portable generator because it is very risky to let them move around.