In case of a power outage, having a standby or portable generator can make a world of difference to make sure your daily activities are not disrupted and your safety not compromised. Still, to ensure your electric generator can perform as expected, you need to account for generator maintenance.
Skipping electric generator maintenance can create a number of issues. Letís take a look at some of them.
Start-up issues and poor performance
Generators are backup systems you rely on to take over powering your home when there is a power outage. A standby generator can last from 10,000 to 30,000 hours, even though it will only operate for much less. The typical operation lifespan of a generator may not be enough of a guarantee that it will do its job exactly when you need it. Thatís why you should consult with a licensed electrician about scheduling regular inspections.
If your generator gets exposed to moisture and itís not properly cleaned and dried by a professional, it is a potential shock hazard once you need it to operate. Whatís more, if you overload the generator, that is, if the amount of current flowing through the generator exceeds the prescribed rating, the generator can overheat. This, in turn, can start a fire and spell disaster to your property, not to mention put your family at great risk.
You canít perform the inspection on your own, and you will be ill-advised to reload the generator yourself. Donít risk your safety by failing to call in a licensed professional.
Waste of money
If your electrical generator breaks down, sometimes the only solution is to replace it. A properly installed and regularly maintained generator should serve you well for the whole of its lifespan. Donít risk shortening its lifespan and losing money because you dismissed regular maintenance and oil changes. Also, donít risk your safety and the safety of your household because you wanted to change the oil yourself.
Even if you donít have to replace the generator, a breakdown will require serious repair work, which would mean an unexpected cost and a possible financial issue. By scheduling maintenance on time, you can also plan your financial expenses in advance.
Disruption of your daily routine
Think about all the things you take for granted such as your fridge keeping your food fresh. If your generator backup system fails for no other reason than the lack of maintenance, the food you and your family were supposed to eat would go bad very quickly. Whatís more, if you are working at home and need to recharge your laptop, a power outage with no backup can leave you with important documents irretrievably lost. And it doesnít end there.
Inability†to weather the storm
Power outages due to storms and other instances of inclement weather can happen year round. In these cases, you are entirely reliant upon your electric generators. Make sure you can weather the storm and not get cut off from the world by always being prepared for the unexpected.
Reliable†Electric Generator Maintenance
If you are looking for a licensed electrician to make sure your generator is operating properly, you should contact Patriot Electric. Our team of factory trained electricians can perform 20+ point inspection, adjustment, wearable component and fluid replacements, and cleaning. Our dedicated electricians will also wax your generatorís outer shell for enhanced protection and shine.
Contact Patriot Electric for superior customer service and unrivaled electrical services!