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Winter Generator Safety Tips

By: Old Point National Bank / 13 Feb 2019
Winter Generator Safety Tips

In the event of a power outage this winter, it's important to remain safe while using a portable generator. Here are a few tips from the National Fire Protection Association!

  • Generators should be used in well-ventilated locations outside, away from doors, windows and vent openings.
  • Never use a generator in an attached garage, even with the door open.
  • Position generators so that exhaust fumes can't enter your home through windows, doors or other openings.
  • Make sure you have carbon monoxide detectors in your home installed according to manufacturer instructions.
  • Turn off generators and let them cool down before refueling. Never refuel a generator while it's hot.
  • Store generator fuel in a properly labeled container intended for fuel storage. Store such containers outside living areas.

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