For proper operation of your generator, make sure that it is placed in an open space. Proper ventilation is vital to its use and your safety. Also keep the generator dry. The generator should be placed on a firm, level surface as well.
Don’t forget to run (exercise) your generator at least once a month. This accomplishes a couple of things. It lubricates the engine by circulating oil, it runs fresh fuel through the carburettor and it works to recharge the battery (If applicable). All of these things help to insure that the generator will start when you really need it in an emergency.