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The Importance of Generator Maintenance

Equipped with a standby generator, consider Complete Environmental Solutions to conduct generator maintenance at your Jupiter home or business. Failing to properly maintain your generator can lead to very costly repairs and failure to work properly when the power goes out. The purpose of standby generators is to power your home when the main power lines fail, often an unpredictable circumstance. Understand that generator maintenance is important to make the most of your standby generator investment.

With regular maintenance, most standby generators are designed to last up to 20 to 30 years. However, this number can be shortened drastically when the generator is neglected for an extended period of time. Generators should be serviced between 1 and 3 times per year. Additional testing is also recommended prior to a major storm or an event that could cause a power outage. Generators in Florida may require more frequent servicing because of the heat and humidity they endure.

Behind in Your Generator Maintenance?

If you have fallen behind in your generator maintenance, do not put it off any longer. The longer you wait to have your generator serviced the more potential problems a technician will find. Get your generator fully functioning with a generator maintenance service from Complete Environmental Solutions.

Generator Maintenance Tips

  • Generator maintenance should be performed at the beginning and end of hurricane season, or at least once per year.
  • Generator maintenance requirements vary by model but oil changes, filter replacements, battery inspections, and minor part repairs are common items to be addressed during a routine maintenance service.
  • Generator warranties may cover servicing and certain repairs. Check your warranty to see if it is still valid and what is covered. Remember that many warranties are voided if you do not have proof of regular maintenance.
  • Invest in a protective generator cover to keep debris and pests from causing damaging.
  • Perform regular oil changes based on manufacturer recommendations.
  • Never use stale gasoline when powering natural gas powered generators.

Test & Prepare Your Standby Home Generator

Standby generators are connected to your property when they are initially installed and are set to automatically power on in the event of a power outage. The automation of these generators is so seamless that you may forget they are even there. However, if they are not tested regularly, you will not know about a problem until it is too late and you are left without power. Testing your generator may be as simple as pressing a button that simulates a power outage. Even if your generator does not have a testing button, it should come with simple instructions for simulating the outage manually. Keep in mind it may take about 30 seconds for the generator to power up and for the power transfer to occur. Completing a regular test will give you peace of mind that your generator will work when you need it.

Hire a Trained Generator Maintenance Professional

Standby generators are complex machines that require the attention of a trained professional. When it comes to keeping your home or business up and running at all times, you should accept nothing short of the best. All of the technicians at Complete Environmental Solutions are fully trained and certified to service a wide variety of generator models! We pride ourselves on providing a reliable service and top quality customer experience. Give us a call today to schedule your next maintenance visit by Complete Environmental Solutions.