Houston Home Service Experts

Generator Safety and Use

Recently Universal Home Experts posted an important home safety message, ‘Home Generator Patching.’ We would like to share more information on that topic.

A portable generator can help restore your life to normal during emergencies or power outages, but you must use them properly to keep you and your family safe.

Many Houston residents purchase and store portable generators for use during hurricane storm season. Before storm season you must make sure you drain the old gasoline, inspect the fuel line for cracks, refill the tank with new gasoline and run the generator. While it is running, start adding small appliances to make sure it is operating properly. After storm season you must make sure you add the proper amount of fuel stabilizer, drain the carburetor float bowl, drain the sediment cup and change the engine oil if needed.