When someone says that we cannot survive a day without electricity, they’re not exaggerating. Technology and electrical devices and equipment are an integral part of our society, and they’re scrap metal and plastic without electricity. Hence, it has become extremely important to have backup generators at home and offices. Power outages can occur at any time and major breakdowns can wreak havoc in our lives. Not to mention the teenagers will be freaking out about not being able to use their notepad or smartphones. Yes, it’s a real tragedy not being able to use the technology.
This is where generators, who have been lying unused and dormant need some regular attention and maintenance.
Hence, it is important to regularly check and maintain your generators. You must be well-aware of the model and function and the kind of fuel being used to run the generator. All these factors, including reading the manual will help in regularly maintaining the generator. If you are not aware of how to change fuel or check equipment it’s better to have some consultation before literally breaking apart the whole generator. Yes, we’ve had calls after the homeowners tried a DIY without a simple checklist, and ended up deconstructing the whole machine.
If the oil or diesel is not regularly changed or other important machinery equipment are not cleaned or serviced thoroughly, it can cause damage to the generator. Furthermore, it could be far more expensive to get the generator fixed than buying a new one. Therefore, it is best to regularly clean up the equipment and refresh the fluids in the generator when necessary. Fuel injectors should not be clogged and make sure to exchange the batteries regularly.
The generator releases carbon monoxide. Enclosed spaces will cause the carbon monoxide to fill up the home and can cause poisoning. Place the generator in a well-ventilated area or one that has a window or vent. This is extremely crucial as placing it at a wrong location might lead carbon monoxide poisoning.
Avoid placing generators next to places where it can get exposed to rain water. This can cause major damages and costly maintenance.
Further regular servicing of the generator is more cost-effective and creates less noise pollution. Changing and fixing sparks and plugs are equally important to avoid any mishaps. You wouldn’t want anyone thinking you are a pyromaniac.
The engines need regulation, which is achieve when oil is exchanged. A heated engine will not allow the machine to work and will end up breaking down like a second-hand car hurriedly bought at a garage sale, from a conman. So, make sure it runs smoothly take your generator for regular follow up and servicing. Just like a baby it needs a lot of pampering and attention.
Make sure each and every part of the generator is taken care of, and regular follow ups will keep the engine running smoothly and save you a great deal of money in the long run. As they say ‘a stitch in time saves nine.