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Is Your Generator in Need of Repair?

generator-need-repairWhen an emergency strikes, your whole-house generator can be your lifeline, supplying you with power, light, and heat. However, in order for it to effectively do its job, it has to be ready to go at a moment’s notice. This means getting it tested on a regular basis, and having it repaired in the even that something is wrong. If you do need professional Brookline, MA generator services, then we are the team to call. But, how do you know that you need this service to begin with?

Your Generator Has Worn Electrical Components

Any professional inspection of your generator system needs to include a close look at the wires, buttons, and other electrical elements. If there are any signs of damage, the unit probably requires repairs. These indicators might include frayed wires, loose connectors, buttons that stay stuck in place when you press them, or overloads that shut the generator down at inappropriate times. Another important part of the electrical inspection of your generator is checking the voltage on the battery—if it’s not up to par, then you may need to have it replaced.

There Are Leaks Coming from Your System

The longer a generator lasts, the more likely it is to spring a leak from a hose, line, or storage pan. Leaks may include oil or fuel, depending on the type of generator you own, in addition to coolant designed to keep the engine block from overheating. Check around your generator for puddles, and be sure to give our technicians a call should you see any.

Trouble Starting or Running

When generators sit for a long time without being used, it can put a drain on the battery and damage other parts of the generator engine. If your generator has difficulty starting up, or running once it has been started up, then it’s time to give the professionals a call.

In order to spot the above-mentioned signs that your generator needs repair, we recommend doing a thorough visual inspection at least once every few months, and then running it for 15-30 minutes while checking for any problems.

For reliable electrical services throughout the Boston area and beyond, contact FB Electrical Services Inc.

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