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Generator Maintenance

Home Generator Maintenance Service near Atlanta

Regular whole home generator maintenance service extends the life of your unit and protects your investment. Just like with a car or lawn mower, failure to complete regular maintenance can lead to unnecessary repairs or even void the manufactures’ warranty on your generator.

With TE Certified GenCare an experienced generator specialist will complete a maintenance service and an inspection visit every year to ensure your whole home generator works when you need it to and protects your home investment.

What You’ll Get with TE Certified GenCare  

Here are the steps our Certified Electricians will take when we provide whole home generator maintenance service:

Engine System

Maintenance completed during the service visit.
  • Change oil and oil filter
  • Replace the air filter
  • Replace spark plugs

Control Panel

  • Check that the control panel fuse is good.

Battery

  • Check that the battery terminals are clean and tight.
  • Check that the battery voltage is correct.
  • Check the integrity of the fuel system components (fuel plenum, regulator assembly, external fuel lines, etc.).
  • Check all fuel system fittings to ensure they are tight and not leaking.
  • Check that the fuel system is clear of debris and corrosion.

Transfer Switch

  • Check all connections and fuses inside transfer switch(s)

Testing

  • Load testing the generator by simulating a power outage to ensure everything is working when you need it the most.
  • Check voltage readings at the generator.

Enclosure

  • Check all foreign material is removed from inside and outside the enclosure.
  • Check the intake and exhaust louvers on the sides of the generator are clean and free of debris.
  • Clean the generator of any mud, mildew, or debris that may have collected.

Surrounding Area

  • Check that the generator is not placed in the direct path of irrigation systems, downspouts, or positioned underneath an eve without a gutter.
  • Check that the generator has a proper clearance of 18” from the back and 36” on each side of the generator, and 5′ in front of any windows or openings into the home (including plants, fences, and other materials).
  • Check that the unit mounting surface is in good condition (free from cracks, stable, level, etc.).
  • Check the area surrounding the unit for evidence of excess water (standing water, eroded landscape, water marks on enclosure, etc.).

Generator Maintenance FAQs

How often should I schedule maintenance on my generator?
We recommend doing our GenCare service plan which includes 2 visits a year. Once inspection visit and one maintenance visit.

 

 

How long does a generator maintenance visit take?
45 minutes to an hour.

Do I need to be home for the visit?
Yes, we will need someone to be onsite.

Will my power be off?
The answer is yes, at some point we will need to test and cycle the power to simulate a power outage.

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