Generator Services You Should Be Using

Electricity is an important element in modern society. Try and imagine what would happen to the world around you if it weren’t for electricity. Everything we use is dependent in one way or another on electricity.

Any power disruption can cause serious harm to your domestic lifestyle, while commercially, it can have a severe impact on productivity.

However, despite their indisputable importance, they still represent an investment of sorts. It is an investment that will only bear fruit if it is properly cared for and appropriately maintained.

This is why any generator owner must give serious thought to the idea of hiring a reputable name to have their generators properly services and looked at regular intervals to ensure their smooth function without fault.

Having such a robust service plan can be the secret to a generator that delivers the results you expect. It wouldn’t be wrong to call it an insurance policy of sorts.

So what generator services can you expect from us, and how will we deliver them? And perhaps most importantly, how will these services keep your generator in top condition.

Load Management

  • This can help households and commercial offices figure out whether their current power generator can handle the load.
  • One reason this is important is for you to have a fair assessment of its ability to handle the facility’s needs in the event of a power disruption.
  • If it is untested for long periods of time, the engines might begin to deteriorate and not function properly.
  • Properly sizing a generator is an NSG code requirement. If a generator is allowed to run in an overload state, it will quite simply burn itself out. Newer Standby Generators do not allow for an overload and have safety mechanisms that will not allow the generator to run, so sizing them correctly is of utmost importance.
  • Load management can help you avoid all this and let you know how much your ideal power generation system should be.

Fluid Sampling

  • A generator is only a collection of electronic and mechanical parts.
  • These parts need to be at their best at all times to ensure that your generator is in top condition.
  • A major part of our generator service is checking the fluids where applicable.
  • There are three major fluids in a generator, i.e., the oil, fuel, and engine coolant.
  • All of these play an important part in keeping the generator running as smoothly as possible.
  • The engine coolant for liquid coded generators
  • The fluids should be changed out according to the engine’s MFG recommended intervals of service.

Block Heater / FINS

  • This is another feature that will help ensure your generator keeps performing at the highest level.
  • However, this feature is more useful to people with generators in particularly cooler and more moist climates.
  • As you can probably imagine, the life and performance of the generator can be affected adversely if they lack proper coolant conditioning and constant operations.
  • Many commercial generators are switched off in colder climates because of the buildings being closed or the lack of need to keep them running.
  • Block heaters are supposed to be in-built cold deterrents that can keep your generators in proper operational condition even when you’re not using them.

Battery Replacement

  • It is highly recommended that domestic households and commercial properties consider replacing their generator batteries after 2 years.
  • This is an important part of generator services for obvious reasons.
  • The battery is the one component of the generator that contributes the most to the operation of the generator.
  • Like a car generator, it can gather problems ranging from power capacity, reliability, and power generation.
  • All of these issues can cause serious harm to the overall life and performance of the generator.

Generator Belts & Hoses Replacement

  • The key to keeping your generator working to the best of its capabilities is to ensure that you have all the parts working to their maximum potential.
  • The hoses and belts in the generator are usually made from rubber that inevitably deteriorates over time.
  • However, unlike the fluids and battery, the belts and hoses are located well inside your generator. Therefore, there’s no way to know what condition are they in without checking them internally.
  • However, it is recommended that the belts and hoses be replaced after every 5 years in any condition to make sure that the generator isn’t being put under too much stress.
  • Batteries in Generators are maintained with a trickle charger or a built-in battery tender to maintain proper cranking volts and cranking Amps.

Rodent Screening

  • This might seem a bit unlikely and ludicrous, but it is a genuine threat to your generator.
  • It isn’t entirely possible that some tiny rodents might infiltrate your generator and begin nesting.
  • This could disrupt the mechanical parts in your generator and cause your generator to both overheat and not function properly.
  • Apart from rodents, there are also leaves and other such debris that can cause unnecessary blockage inside your generator.
  • It is a part of the generator services that we provide to clean up all of this and keep your generator rodent and debris-free.
  • Undertaking such a minor precaution can save you from unnecessary repairs and maintenance costs over the long run.
  • Using these generator services can ensure that you won’t have to worry about expensive repairs later while also giving you peace of mind regarding the current condition of your generator.
  • We also spray the exterior to maintain exposure.