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Generator Safety Tips for Wauconda Residents?

4/18/2023 (Permalink)

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Our local teams in Mundelein and North Wauconda respond to storm damage emergencies every year. Having a working generator can be a lifesaver when inclement weather causes a power outage. Here are some tips from the Red Cross for using a generator at home:

  • To avoid electrocution, keep the generator dry and do not use it in rain or wet conditions. Operate it on a dry surface under an open canopy-like structure, such as under a tarp held up on poles. Do not touch the generator with wet hands.
  • Be sure to turn the generator off and let it cool down before refueling. Gasoline spilled on hot engine parts could ignite.
  • Store fuel for the generator in an approved safety can. Use the type of fuel recommended in the instructions or on the label on the generator.
  • Store the fuel outside of living areas in a locked shed or another protected area.
  • Plug appliances directly into the generator, or use a heavy-duty, outdoor-rated extension cord that is rated (in watts or amps) at least equal to the sum of the connected appliance loads
  • Never try to power the house wiring by plugging the generator into a wall outlet. Known as “back feeding,” this practice puts utility workers, your neighbors and your household at risk of electrocution.
  • If necessary, stagger the operating times for various equipment to prevent overloads

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