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:
- Change oil and oil filter
- Replace the air filter
- Replace spark plugs
- Check that the control panel fuse is good.
- 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.
- Check all connections and fuses inside transfer switch(s)
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
We recommend doing our GenCare service plan which includes 2 visits a year. Once inspection visit and one maintenance visit.
45 minutes to an hour.
Yes, we will need someone to be onsite.
The answer is yes, at some point we will need to test and cycle the power to simulate a power outage.
TE maintains all major brands of residential generators, including:
- Briggs and Stratton
Call to schedule your service today!