4 Reasons Why Generator Maintenance Can’t Be Neglected

Installing a standby generator in your home or business is one of the best things you can do to ensure you stay powered on during an outage. However, if your generator is not regularly maintained, then there’s no guarantee that it will work at full capacity when you need it most. Protecting your generator investment through ongoing professional maintenance services means you won’t have to worry about the following issues. 

Gas leaks
A gas leak is something that can be easily overlooked if you’re not doing thorough inspections of your system on a regular basis. Not only can a gas leak be hazardous to your health and household, but it can also mean a loss of supplies (and money) if you are using a gasoline- or propane-powered generator. This means you may unknowingly be out of fuel, making your generator unable to kick on in your time of need.

Operational malfunctions
Small things that may not seem important to your generator’s functionality can quickly add up to a large problem if not addressed in a timely manner. Every check-up performed needs to include the inspection of oil and fluid levels, air filters, batteries, spark plugs and all cables, connectors and accessories to ensure everything operates as planned.

Debris buildup
Although your generator does have a protective barrier around it, dirt, leaves and pine needles may still find a way in. You also can’t forget about critters who love to make your generator’s enclosure their own, bringing along additional unwelcome debris. Over time, this small collection has the potential to become big and ultimately compromise your system’s performance. 

Wasted money
You’ve already spent thousands of dollars on your generator – while skipping these small check-ups may save you money in the short term, ignoring maintenance will only cause larger and costlier repairs down the road.

At Gage, we can perform inspections, tests and fluid analysis of new and existing units, covering a variety of generator brands, like Cummins, Briggs & Stratton, Generac and Kohler. We will custom-tailor a quarterly, semi-annual or annual service plan specifically based on your needs.

Have a large list of questions about your generator like: What kind of fuel does my generator run on? What do I have to do to turn my generator on? Can my generator get wet? How long can my generator stay running? Our team of experts can answer those too. Click here to learn more about our Generator Maintenance services and to request a quote today.