- Operate the portable generator only outside, far away from windows, doors and vents to reduce the risk of carbon monoxide gas from accumulating and potentially being drawn towards occupied spaces.
- Install battery-operated carbon monoxide alarms or plug-in carbon monoxide alarms with battery back-up according to the manufacturer's instructions. Smoke alarms cannot detect carbon monoxide gas.
- Do not run portable generator inside homes, garages, basements, crawlspaces, sheds, or other partially-enclosed spaces even if using fans or opening doors and windows for ventilation. Carbon monoxide can quickly build up in these spaces and can linger for hours, even after this product has shut off.
- Always place portable generator downwind and point the engine exhaust away from occupied spaces.
- If you start to feel sick, dizzy, or weak while using the portable generator, shut it off and get to fresh air immediately. See a doctor. You may have carbon monoxide poisoning.
Keep Dangers Of Carbon Monoxide At Bay While Operating Portable Generators
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