Bristow Electrical

Emergency generators are important for providing power during times of power outages or disasters. To ensure that your generator is ready to use when you need it, it’s important to keep certain supplies on hand. Here are some of the essential emergency generator supplies:

  1. Fuel: The most important thing to keep on hand is fuel for your generator. Make sure to store fuel in a safe, well-ventilated area, away from heat and flames.
  2. Oil: Your generator will need regular oil changes to keep it running smoothly. Keep a supply of the recommended oil on hand and any necessary tools for changing the oil.
  3. Filters: Your generator will also need air and fuel filters, which should be replaced according to the manufacturer’s recommendations. Keep a supply of these filters on hand.
  4. Extension cords: You’ll need extension cords to connect your generator to your appliances or home electrical system. Make sure to have a variety of cord lengths and gauges on hand to accommodate different needs.
  5. Transfer switch: A transfer switch allows you to safely and easily connect your generator to your home’s electrical system. Make sure you have a transfer switch installed and know how to use it.
  6. Spark plugs: Spark plugs should be checked regularly and replaced as needed. Keep a supply of the recommended spark plugs on hand.
  7. Battery charger: If your generator has a battery, keep a battery charger on hand to ensure that the battery stays charged and is ready to use.
  8. First aid kit: In case of an emergency, it’s always a good idea to have a first aid kit on hand. Make sure your first aid kit is well-stocked and easily accessible.
  9. Flashlights and batteries: In case of a power outage, you’ll need flashlights and batteries to provide light. Keep a supply of both on hand.
  10. Food and water: In case of a disaster or extended power outage, you’ll need food and water to sustain yourself and your family. Keep a supply of non-perishable food and bottled water on hand.