This problem with house (gas) generators is precisely why I decided to wait until Generac came out with their new LP5500 propane unit ( No storage problems, and nothing to ever gum up. Plus if there's a real disaster and gas is at a shortage, propane will be easier to find, and no long lines to wait in. You Tube is filled with videos of people having problems with gas generators gumming up, even when stabilizers are used. If I had a gas unit I would run it every so often, as gas does not keep very long, typically just a few months. These articles may help;