Better to be safe than sorry. Don’t let the power outage catch you off guard, when you’re supposed to be enjoying summer! At Suburban Lawn Equipment in Delaware, we encourage our customers to purchase Honda outdoor power equipment, and make sure they all know and understand how to properly use a Honda Generator.
To keep you and your family safe during power shortage, follow these 5 tips from Delaware’s Outdoor Power Equipment Experts:
Read the manual. Following the manufacturer’s instructions is key. It’s a simple way to avoid hazardous situations and a guarantee to getting the most out of the generator.
Use Honda Generators outside your home or business. It’s important to be aware of dangerous toxins around us, like carbon monoxide (CO). To make sure that your generator is not emitting toxins inside your home, install a battery operated CO alarm as an extra safety net.
Use a heavy-duty extension cord for outdoors. Avoid extension cords with visible wires.
Do not use Honda Generator in the rain. If so, you’re putting yourself in danger of shock or electrocution. It’s better to wait until rain stops, but if it’s absolutely necessary to use a generator, do your best to shield it from moisture.
Never refuel a generator when it’s on. Cool it down first. It’s easy to cause a fire when gasoline or other flammable liquid spills onto a hot surface.
Should you have more questions or any concerns regarding how to use any Honda outdoor power equipment, contact us today.
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Winter will be here before you know it. Here are some excellent tips for putting your lawn mower in storage, so that come spring it will ready to go!
How to Prepare Your Lawn Mower for a Long Winter Nap:
Empty Excess Gas: Gasoline left in an engine for long periods of time tends to become “gummy” and can clog your carburetor. To prevent this, idle your mower until the tank is empty or add a gasoline stabilizer to the fuel.
Change the Oil: It is best to do this while the engine is still warm, so a good time would be right after a final mowing or running out the gas.
Clean the Air Filter: For foam-type filter, remove and clean with hot, soapy water. Before replacing, squeeze a couple tablespoons of clean oil onto it. For a paper filter, shake it gently or blow on it.
Oil the Spark Plug: Remove the spark plug and pour a tablespoon of clean engine oil into the hole. Replace the plug and crank the engine a couple of times to distribute the oil.
Clean the Engine: Wash off with water and remove dirt or grass clippings off the underside as well. Using an old paintbrush, clean the cooling fans and check the blade (If dull, sharpen or replace).
Properly storing your mower for the winter will get you off and running next spring. Suburban is a full service outdoor equipment business that helps to keep you prepared for every season.
We have Honda Generators in stock to keep you warm and to weather the months ahead.