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7 Things You Should Never Do When Running a Home Generator

Rainbow International of Mississauga & Halton
Publication date:
September 15, 2021
Article Summary: 

This article discusses seven things that homeowners should avoid when using a portable generator to ensure their safety and the reliability of the generator. These include failing to do proper maintenance, operating the generator in a garage, using poor quality gas, refueling when the generator is running, using the wrong extension cords, operating during a storm, and connecting the generator directly to the home's service panel. It also emphasizes the importance of being prepared for severe weather with an emergency kit and a family communication plan.


portable generator, maintenance, carbon monoxide, storm, refueling, extension cords, service panel, and emergency preparedness.

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Rainbow International of Mississauga & Halton
7 Things You Should Never Do When Running a Home Generator
September 15, 2021
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