Generators can be dangerous appliances to handle for people who are relatively inexperienced in this field, which is why we would always recommend calling in the help of a qualified maintenance team.
However, sometimes it is simply not possible for a team to be on hand all of the time to come and immediately cater for your needs, therefore, it is always useful to understand the basics of what you can do to safely perform home generator maintenance in order to prevent this issue from occurring in the future.
In this blog post, we are going to be discussing some of the first things that you should know about generator maintenance and repairs.
Maintaining A Generator
Depending on the type of generator that you have, there could be a number of ways in which you should maintain it to keep it in top condition.
For instance, portable generators will have a slightly different process from diesel/petrol generators and standby generators as they work in very different ways.
The importance of keeping your generator in the best condition is of paramount importance to ensure that your generator can be repaired, which is the dangerous part of the process. To learn more about the dangers of generators, check out this helpful blog post.
Without the correct maintenance, you run the risk of them breaking at a time when you need them the most making it vital to do so correctly.
As we stated previously, generator repairs should not be done by anyone other than a licensed generator repairs professional.
When repairing your generator, they will conduct rigorous testing to make sure they know what exactly has gone wrong and will therefore know where to start with their repair services.
By choosing to get your generator repaired by one of our professionals, you can be assured that your generator is in the best hands so that you can rest assured that your generator will be operating perfectly by the end of our visit.
If your generator is in need of electrical repairs, there are a number of electricians that specialise in this field making it a certainty that you can get the help that you require.
Ensuring that your generator is being properly maintained all year round is incredibly important to its overall health in the long term.
All that you need to do to ensure that your generator is kept in good health is to complete regular checks around your unit and complete cleaning and test runs.
This will guarantee that you have not spent all of your time and money for it to simply break as soon as it is needed, therefore consistent maintenance is vital to the workings of a generator.
Continue reading to find out more about what you can do to maintain your generator over time to keep it in perfect working order.
It is important to your generator’s maintenance that you complete regular start-ups to ensure that it remains in operation all year round.
It can be incredibly easy for your generator to stop running as smoothly if you do not continually start it up to make sure it is working.
This can be done every few months even just for a few minutes to make sure that there are no faults for when you need it next time.
In addition to this, activating the boiler every few months provides a host of benefits from lubricating the engine to drying out the alternator.
Storage And Cleaning
Another thing to consider is the place in which you store your generator, as there are certain guidelines that you need to follow when doing so to keep the members of your household safe.
To clean your generator, you can simply use a cloth to wipe off any oil, dirt or dust to ensure that this does not end up blocking the inside mechanism.
If you choose to hire a generator installation service, however, then this all should be done for you along with the cleaning of the generator before it is stored away.
At Pleavin Power, we offer regular generator servicing to all of our customers that need help with their generator maintenance.
Some generators simply need more attention than others, which is why we are here to help you if you are in need of any kind of generator repair, maintenance or servicing.
Generator servicing entitles you to a professional engineer or technician coming to look at your situation and give it a thorough clean and test the mechanism to avoid any future breaks.
Our services give you access to the following:
Fluid levels are checked & sampled
Replacement Fuel, Oil, Air and auxiliary system filters at least every six months.
Replacement of engine Thermostats and seals every three years.
Testing of battery CCA, Charge rate and capacity.
These can all be supplied to you by our team, with a selection of other great benefits.
To conclude, there are a number of things that you can do to keep your generator in peak condition for when you need it most.
If you are in need of some reliable standby power solutions, then our generator services will be perfect for you to inject that amount of power you need to power your home in an emergency situation.
Performing continuous generator maintenance should keep your home’s backup power in its best condition and therefore leaving you with the peace of mind to get on with the rest of your day.
We hope that we have been able to inform you of some of the ways in which you can perform these maintenance services from home without the need for professional guidance.
If you have any further questions about this, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our support team at 0151 832 5007 or email us at [email protected].
Jack is the owner of Pleavin Power which was founded in 2017. He has worked in the power industry for over a decade and has an extreme focus on providing a quality service to clients across the UK. This has led Pleavin Power to becoming the market leader in the Critical, Prime & Standby Power markets.