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Is Your Generator Prepared for an Ice Storm?

Updated: Dec 7, 2023


The recent ice storm in Michigan was a difficult time for many, especially those with gas powered generators. The need for extra power during outages can be a lifesaver, but it can also come with its own set of frustrations. Refilling a gas powered generator can be a tedious task and one that needs to be done frequently in order to ensure that the generator is running properly.

It can be especially difficult to refill a generator in the middle of an ice storm when all of the gas stations have long lines and limited supplies. Not to mention that it can be dangerous to have to pump your own gas in icy conditions.

To make matters worse, if you fail to properly maintain your generator, you could be putting yourself, your family, and your home in danger.

Gas powered generators need to be regularly checked and serviced to ensure that they are running at peak efficiency. This involves checking the oil levels, the fuel lines, and the spark plugs. Failing to do so can lead to a number of problems including reduced power output, fuel leaks, and even a fire hazard.

It’s important to take the necessary steps to protect yourself and your family during an ice storm. This includes regularly refilling your gas powered generator so that it runs properly and safely. Taking the time to maintain your generator will help ensure that it runs properly and efficiently during the next outage.

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