If you really want to be prepared the next time the power goes out, a portable generator is the way to go! You’ll have the lights back on in no time at all. Here are the dos and don’ts to operating your generator and keeping you and your family safe.
Portable Generator Safety Tips
- Choose the generator that’s right for you. When choosing the right generator, first consider what you will be powering in your home. Will it be your lights, appliances, or other household equipment? You’ll need to figure out how much power they require and total it up. You’ll need to purchase a generator that produces more power than what will be drawn from your home’s equipment.
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Weather can be unpredictable, and we need to keep ourselves and loved ones safe during a bad storm. Here are some basic things you can do to prepare your home for loss of power any time of year:
Things to do before a power outage
- Be prepared for injuries. You should have an emergency kit at your home that’s fully stocked with bandages in various sizes, sterile dressings and gloves, hand sanitizer and antibiotic towelettes, a thermometer, pain medicines, tweezers, and scissors. Make sure you purchase or build your own first aid kit that is large enough for your family.
- Make sure your generator is up and running. Review generator safety tips before using your generator for the first time
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Nobody wants to think about the next big storm, flood, or the many emergency situations that could happen, leaving you and your family without power or trapped within your home for a considerable period of time. That’s why it’s so important to be prepared for anything and everything– even the zombie apocalypse! Yes, we know the chances of the walking dead happening is pretty much zero, but when it comes to any disaster it never hurts to be over-prepared.
Here are some tips to get started on prep kits:
One of the most common issues during a bad storms or heat waves is a power outage. Consider investing in a portable generator. Portable generators can power most, if … Read more...