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3 Reasons You Should Never Skip Generator Maintenance

Earlier this month, we discussed why it’s so important to schedule generator maintenance well before inclement weather arrives in winter. We briefly covered what occurs during this service appointment and the peace of mind that maintenance can give you. But what could happen if you neglect your generator and skip this important service appointment? Keep reading for 3 reasons why it’s important not to skip generator maintenance.

Electrical Issues

During the inspection of your generator system, our technicians will take a close look at the wires, buttons, and other electrical elements. At this time they’ll look for any worn electrical components that need attention. Skipping maintenance means that nobody will be able to see the signs of damage your generator might have, such as frayed wires, loose connectors, buttons that stay stuck when you press them, or overloads that shut the generator down at the wrong times.

Leaks

The old a generator gets, the more susceptible it is to leaks from a hose, line, or storage pan. These leaks might include oil or fuel depending on the type of generator you have, as well as the coolant that keeps your engine block from overheating. While you can conduct a visual inspection, you may not know what to look for or understand how severe a leak is. Scheduling maintenance is the best way to address this issue.

Start-up Problems

When generators sit without being used or inspected over an extended period of time, the lack of use can drain the battery and damage parts of the system’s engine. As a result, you may come to a time where you really need your generator, only to find that it has trouble starting up, if it start up at all.

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