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A commercial generator is important for contractors who work on-site and need to provide their own power. Many terrific generators can provide you with the power that you need to get the job done, but only when they are working as designed. Like anything that is mechanical, generators require maintenance and potential repairs to be done to keep them in top shape. Here are three reasons why you need to keep up with generator maintenance.
A generator can produce a lot of energy that could shock or electrocute a worker. According to Popular Mechanics, a heavy-duty genset cord plugs into an outdoor power inlet box so that a backup power unit can connect to a transfer switch. Any defects in that circuit might create a dangerous condition, but unit maintenance would ensure all is well. Many people also use a gas-powered generator, which might produce potentially deadly carbon monoxide. A backup power unit that uses fuel also might have a fuel leak or be prone to fire due to other defects that maintenance might identify and correct. Safety is critically important at all times, which makes maintenance just as important for workplace safety.
2. Preventative Maintenance
There never is a good time to learn your backup power unit is not working right or at all. You need it to provide you with the power to do your work, so any problems generally will arise while you are on the job site. Obtaining maintenance service at least a couple of times per year can help you to know yours is in its best condition and should deliver plenty of power when you need it. If you have an especially important project coming up, you should consider having your backup power unit maintained beforehand to keep the power flowing without fail
3. Improve Efficiency
The more efficiently a unit works, the more efficiently you can get work done. An inefficient unit might not fully power your tools and equipment while you are on the job. You and your workers might have a harder time seeing what you're doing due to poor lighting, and the tools might not work as well as they should. Maintaining your unit will help to make it more efficient and deliver your power as needed.
You can schedule generator maintenance by calling us at A&A Power Generators or visiting our showroom containing the latest generators. We'll be happy to answer any questions you may have!