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Natural disasters e.g. earthquakes, floods, landslides, hurricanes, and storms. when taking place near our surroundings, one must take care when using electrical machines, wires, appliances, switches, lights or even a backup emergency power generator.
The emergency power generator is the frequent activity performed by most people during a sudden power cut to get back the lights on, therefore, it is necessary to obey the following basic safety rules and precautions of electricity:
Don’t Operate Power Back Up Generator
Storms, hurricanes, and floods are dangerous when it gets in touch with electrical machines and products such as lights or power backup generators, etc. It can harm and leads to electrical damage if we don’t follow the basic safety rules and precautions when trying to operate the power generator. So, we must be active and aware when there is a natural disaster.
Safety Precautions When Operating Power Generator
Before operating an emergency power generator during natural disasters, try to make sure that your amperage is higher than the required amperage. You can check it online at watts / volts / amps / ohms calculator and read the instructions for not overloading the power generator. Also, make sure and check electrical products are connected directly to the generator rather than indirectly connected to the generator using extension cords and wire, etc.
Install CO (Carbon Monoxide) detectors in your places whether it’s residential, commercial, or industrial buildings for safe living. Keep backup power generator fuel outside of living places in a recommended container and check the generator whether it is cool or not before refueling to avoid sudden fire.
Never place the emergency power generator in a closed space. It must be installed fifteen feet away from the windows and doors of a building and never ever try to operate the power generator without transfer switches because it can produce an electrical shock that could be dangerous and deadly too. It is also recommended to go through the manufacturer has written suggestions and safety rules for using an emergency backup power generator.
Contact Certified Emergency Power Generator Service Provider for Safe and Secure Living
If, not sure and confused about the electrical safety rules and its precautions, try to contact a certified and licensed electrician nearest to your place. A professional electrician knows how to get out of emergency power generator installation and repair problems for home when natural disasters take place.
Ozburn Electrical Contractors Inc. Covington, Georgia (Ga)