Before you seek out an equipment rental service, it is important that you understand how to use the tool you need properly. Certain tools and equipment can be dangerous when used improperly, so find out how to operate them beforehand. Here is some helpful advice for using your generator.
Even if you think you can figure it out yourself, it is always a better idea to install your generator with the help of an operating manual. Look into local building codes to get an idea of where you can safely install your generator without increasing your risk for electrocution, carbon monoxide exposure, and other hazards. If you are going to connect your generator directly to your home's electrical system, you will need an isolation device. A qualified electrician can help to ensure that you safely and successfully install your isolation device and your generator.
Just like it is important to follow an operating manual while you install your generator, it helps to consult your manual when using it as well. Your generator should never be installed within or near your home. Instead, install your generator far away from vents, windows, and any other openings that may allow carbon monoxide into the home. Gazebos, sheds, and garages are inappropriate places for your generator because they prevent the ventilation of carbon monoxide. Be sure to equip your home and property with carbon monoxide detectors in order to protect yourself from the dangers of this deadly gas.
Understanding Warning Signs
If you install and use your generator properly, carbon monoxide should not be a concern. However, it helps to understand the warning signs. Leave the area immediately if you experience nausea, dizziness, or headaches while operating your generator. Seek fresh air and call for medical assistance immediately.
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