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Is It Time for Generator Repairs?

residential generatorOwning a generator certainly puts you at an advantage–one big storm can wipe out your power, leaving you without power, light, and heat. But, in order for your generator to do its job properly, it needs to be ready to go on a moment’s notice. That means getting it tested on an annual basis and having it repaired at the first sign of trouble.

There are quite a few signs that suggest it is time to schedule generator repairs, and below, we have listed a few of them for you. All you have to do is keep reading to find out more (and, of course, remember to contact our team when you need electric repair in Shoreline, WA).

A Few Signs Your Generator Is in Trouble

Like we mentioned above, there are a number of signs that suggest your generator is in trouble, including the following:

  • Worn electrical components: Any inspection of your generator should include a close look at the wires, connections, capacitors, contactors, and other electrical elements. If they show signs of damage, the unit should probably be repaired. Those signs can include frayed wires, loose connectors, buttons that stay stuck when you press them or overloads that shut the generator down at inappropriate times. In addition, test the voltage on the battery and make sure it is up to snuff. If it isn’t, you may need to get the battery replaced.
  • Leaks: The longer a generator lasts, the more likely it is to spring a leak from a hose, line or storage pan. Leaks can include oil or fuel (depending on the kind of generator you own) as well as coolant designed to keep the engine block from overheating. Check around it for puddles and call a technician if you spot any.
  • Trouble starting up or running: When generators sit for a long time, the lack of use can drain the battery, as well as cause damage other parts of the engine. If your generator has a hard time starting up, or if it runs only fitfully, it’s time to call in a service technician.

You Need Professional Repairs

When the time comes to schedule your generator repairs, you want to be absolutely certain that you have hired a professional for the job. Only a licensed electrician has the tools, knowledge, and experience to safely and correctly handle the complex needs of your system.

Remember, any electrical work can be quite dangerous, so trust us when we say that this is not something you want to do on your own or hire just any amateur handyman for. It is imperative that you hire someone who has the proper training and licensing and knows precisely what they’re doing. Fortunately, the team here at G & S Heating, Cooling, & Electrical knows just what they’re doing, so give us a call today!

To schedule your generator repairs, or to learn more about our other services, contact the team at G & S Heating, Cooling, & Electrical today, a service company you can depend on! 

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