Generator Installation in Boca Raton: Learn the Safety Precautions!

Posted On: February 24, 2016

Generac Quietsource SeriesMany people think generator installation in Boca Raton is easy as 1-2-3 and, hey, with the right service company on the job, it can be. But it’s not just a game of install it and forget it. There are real safety hazards in the installation process that, if managed incorrectly, can lead to varying consequences ranging from electrical fires to serious injury. The right safety precautions must be taken to avoid disaster and when we say “safety precautions,” we’re not just talking about wearing protective eyewear and gloves; we mean taking life-saving actions!

Reliable Power Systems can provide you with the best generator installation in Boca Raton and though we always make sure to do a job well done, we also have an invested interest in the safety of our customers. Our team of electricians know what safety precautions to take to ensure you have a generator installed in your home without any added danger. Plus, we can teach you about how to ensure generator installation in Boca Raton is done safely, so you and your family can live peacefully!

Safety First, Nonstop Power Second!

Before you get that latest and greater generator model installed in your home, make sure installation is following these safety precautions:

  • Keep Generator Area Clutter-Free: Standby generators are most often installed in backyards and before installation occurs, you need to make sure the area around the generator will be free of any clutter including other appliances and debris. Any materials that are combustible must be removed to avoid the risk of explosions or anything catching fire.
  • Beware of Exhaust Fumes: Your generator may give off exhaust fumes that will lead to exposure to carbon monoxide, a poisonous yet deadly gas. Make sure exhaust systems installed in your home are properly installed and are providing adequate ventilation to keep carbon monoxide emissions away from your home.
  • Check for Fuel Leaks: If you notice your generator leaking fuel, it needs to be treated immediately. Leakages from the generator’s fuel supply lines are highly combustible and can lead to explosions or fires. Plus, even if you did ignore the safety hazard, there’s no denying allowing a leak to persist is simply a waste of valuable fuel.
  • All Electrical Connections Must Be Covered: Wires, cables, and terminals must be properly insulated and covered. Do not under any circumstance touch these electrical connections with your bare. Leave it up to a professional who can help you. If you do decide to handle electrical connections, wear protective gloves to avoid electrical shock, burns, or other injuries.

Contact Reliable Power Systems today if you need generator installation in Boca Raton that keeps things safe and secure!