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5 Signs You Should Call For Generator Repair in Colorado | Fix-It 24/7

5 Signs You Should Call For Generator Repair in Colorado

November 1, 2019

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Are you looking for a way to keep your home powered during the worst of the winter weather? Buying a backup or standby generator can be a great investment. However, owning a generator means you’ll also have to keep an eye on it. Keeping your generator healthy is important to do if you want power when it goes out. Having no power can be a terrible thing during a heavy winter storm. It’s usually a good idea to get regular service for your generator once or twice a year. However, it’s also a good idea to know when you should call us for emergency generator repair for your Colorado home.

Here are five signs you should call us to help you with generator repair for your Colorado home:

Delayed starts

Your generator shouldn’t delay too much when it starts up. For standby models, you want little to no delay between when the power goes out and the generator starts. Engine and battery problems are the usual cause of startup delays. Battery problems can be especially nasty because they can cause further damage to your generator’s engine if untreated.

Leaks and puddles

Over time, older generators can start to get leaky. Oftentimes, they’ll leak gasses or fluids. Not only is the leaking bad for your generator, but the leaked fluids and gasses can cause some safety hazards. If you notice leaks or strange puddles around your generator, call us as soon as you can.

General alerts

Most homeowners don’t regularly work with their generators, so damage can often go unnoticed. Fortunately, some modern generators run weekly automatic self-tests and notify you of any problem it has. If your generator doesn’t do automatic tests, you’ll have to run the tests yourself. The instructions provided by the manufacturers often provide advice on when you should get their products inspected. You can tweak their instructions to better suit your generator’s usage and needs.

Non-functional electrical components

When inspecting your generator, make sure to check the electrical components to ensure they’re working. If even one component stops working, your entire generator may be unable to work.

Visible damage

A banged-up generator is one that obviously needs repairs. Most generators won’t show any physical wear and tear for the first several years of their life. However, falling branches, bad weather, and more are all capable of damaging the generator. If you notice any sort of damaged wiring, water damage, or cracks/dents, call us. Even a small dent is capable of damaging the integrity of your generator.

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