When the power goes out many homeowners to start up their generators. Generators are a great option for helping out during power outages, but they come with many safety concerns. Most of these concerns can be addressed by following generator usage guidelines, but two issues must always be topmost in the minds of generator users.
1. Never keep the generator inside when in operation. The exhaust produces …carbon monoxide, which can be fatal to humans and pets.
2. If you’re going to use a generator, you need to do your part to keep others safe! Only use a generator when it has been properly connected to a home’s electrical system. Improperly connected generators can, and do, cause back feed into power lines. This back feed can electrocute crews working to cut trees out of roadways, power company employees, or anyone else who comes into contact with the lines. In order to avoid this situation, check with a qualified electrician to insure that your generator is connected to your home in a safe manner.