Owning a backup generator is a great way to protect your home from power outages and any surges they create. However, like any electrical appliance, they need regular care and repairs. Ensuring your generator is in working order is necessary to keep your home powered in inclement weather. You don’t want to learn that your generator isn’t working when you need it the most. Annual and biannual generator inspections help, but you should also know when you need to call someone to your Kansas home to repair it.
Here are five signs you need to call for a generator repair on your Kansas property:
You can tell when your generator needs repairs if it has visible damage. For the most part, you won’t see any wear and tear on your generator for the first several years of its life. However, bad weather, falling branches, and more can result in a damaged generator. If you see any cracks, dents, water damage, or damaged wiring, give us a call. The surface damage may be minor, but there may be worse damage on the inside.
When inspecting your generator, make sure all of the electrical components are working properly. If even a single component isn’t working, your generator might not work next time it’s supposed to turn on.
Generators aren’t something most homeowners work with regularly. Because of this, it can be hard to tell if something is wrong with it. Fortunately, modern generators can run automatic self-tests every week and warn you if there are any problems. If your model doesn’t do automatic tests, you’ll have to do them yourself. Manufacturer instructions often tell you when to inspect the generators, but you can tweak it from there based on your usage and needs.
Leaking and puddles
Generators are big pieces of machinery and can face complications after long periods of use. Depending on the generator, it can start leaking gas or fluid when it gets older and worn down. This is not only bad for your generator, but it’s also liable to cause some safety hazards. If you see leaks or strange puddles during your inspections, let us know as soon as possible.
Because of how standby generators work, you don’t want it to delay when it starts up. If it’s delaying or not starting up at all, you have a problem with the engine and/or battery. These are both serious problems, but the battery can be especially nasty. Leaving a problematic battery alone can cause further damage to your generator’s engine.
Why call KB Complete to keep my generator in good condition?
KB Complete is a full-service plumbing, HVAC, and electrical company. Since opening our doors in 1986, we have committed to providing our customers with top-notch service and solutions that will leave you with long-term peace of mind. We’re fast, reliable and fair. Our technicians can provide your home with the overall care it needs, from basic plumbing repairs to HVAC system replacements and maintenance.
We offer a selection of top, high-efficiency products from the names you trust, so you can be confident that your new systems will prove reliable for many years to come. Our fully-equipped service trucks come stocked with thousands of repair parts and new fixtures, allowing us to carry out repairs on the spot without having to run out for supplies. This means you can return to your normal routine much faster. When it comes to service, KB Complete is proud to be “A Company You Can Refer To A Friend.”™ Call us today to learn more about keeping your generator working its best!