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3 Steps to Maintaining Your Generator

Whether you have a generator at home to provide power in an emergency or because you live in a remote environment, it’s likely that you rely on it.

The thing is, they can go for long periods without being used. This means that over time, their quality can worsen if maintenance is neglected.

So, how do you maintain a generator?

Well I’m going to tell you…

Servicing

The best way to keep your generator in tip top shape is to have it regularly serviced. It’s recommended that this service is conducted twice a year.

Each time it’s serviced, take note of it. This will help you keep on track of when it was last done and when it next needs doing.

Neglecting the services could mean that underlying problems go unnoticed until it’s too late.

Maintaining

Keeping the machine in working shape is down to you. You’ll have to be the one that keeps your eye on the machine.

Firstly you should check over the generator. Are there any parts coming loose? Is there rust anywhere? Are there leaves and dirt stuck in there? Give it a thorough clean.

If there are things coming loose or that look unsafe then get in touch with a professional like Generator Power. By tinkering with these pieces yourself you may damage the Generator further.

Check that the generator is fuelled up. It’s not going to run on nothing! You should also start the generator regularly. This way you can make sure that it’s constantly working and it should mean that you spot any problems early on.

Storage

If you’ve read through our other blogs you’ll have noticed that we talk a lot about correct storage. More often than not, problems with generators can be put down to incorrect storage.

You need to make sure that the generator is in a dry area and that it’s covered and protected. The elements can quickly take their toll.

If you’re unsure about looking after your generator then call an expert. They’re pretty complex and so maintaining them can be a pretty demanding job.

So if you rely on your generator, don’t leave it rot for months and months before you use it. Regularly check it over, start it up and make sure it’s stored correctly. Do these things and you’ll be able to enjoy it for years to come.