Spring storms will soon head toward Roanoke and can bring along with them downed trees and flooding that can wipe out utility lines, leaving you and your family without power.
Therefore, it’s a good idea to prepare for severe weather by investing in a whole-home generator and developing a generator readiness plan to ensure your generator is in good working order should you need to use it.
Here are some tips to help you and your generator get ready to respond when Mother Nature unleashes severe weather:
- Review your generator’s operating manual. If you didn’t review this at the time the generator was installed, make time to do it now.
- Fill your generator with fuel. Make sure your generator has enough energy to power through a long outage by insuring it’s ready to go.
- Keep access to your generator clear. Even if you have a generator set to switch on automatically in a power outage, it’s a good idea to make sure you have access to it should you need to start it manually or quickly service it.
- Monitor your generator’s operation. Keep track of how often and for how long your generator is in operation so you know when to refuel or service it.
- Keep your generator serviced and maintained. Severe weather can strike at any time, so having your generator properly and regularly serviced should ensure its ready no matter when you need it.
- Review and revise your readiness plan. Once the storm has passed and power has returned, be sure to assess what worked and didn’t work in your readiness plan and make any needed changes.
At Southern Trust Home Services, we offer a wide range of home generator types and capabilities to choose from and we have many already in stock. Our Roanoke heating and generator experts can help you decide the best type and size necessary to power your home.