5 Signs You Need Generator Repair in Boca Raton

Posted On: May 13, 2015

Generator repair in Boca Raton is a must for the summertime when the potential for a tropical storm looms on the horizon. If you’re in need of a repair, then call Reliable Electrical Services before it’s too late!

Luckily, if you’re unsure if your generator needs repair, there’s a few indicators you can observe so you’re not stuck without power in your home when the weather gets rough. Here’s five signs your generator may need some fixing.

  1. Damaged Electrical Components
  2. When you’re inspecting your generator, take a close look at the generator’s wires, buttons, and any other electrical components. If these parts appear worn or damaged in any way, it is means for immediate repair. The generator’s electrical components can be further damaged in wet weather and cause you to lose power, so it’s best this repair becomes a top priority.

  3. Leaks
  4. As your generator advances in age, it’s more likely it will spring a leak whether it be a leakage of oil, fuel, or coolant to prevent the generator from overheating. Remember, leaks can spring from anywhere. Please keep an eye out for any puddles surrounding the generator as the leakage of any substance can be hazardous.

  5. Exterior Damage
  6. The easiest way to know if your generator needs repair is observing any damage to the generator’s exterior such as dents, cracks, frayed wires, etc. While a small dent may not appear like a major problem, there’s no telling how the damage is affecting the generator’s internal wiring. One small dent or crack can impact the overall performance of the generator.

  7. Trouble Starting Up
  8. If your generator is having trouble starting up as fast as it once did, or not starting up at all, then it’s time to contact our electrical services. The generator’s battery can still drain even during lengthy periods of inactivity. You need your generator to start immediately and anything less than the smoothest possible operation should be viewed as an area in need of improvement.

  9. Alerts in Weekly Self-Tests
  10. Fortunately, many modern generators are equipped with weekly self-tests that will alert a homeowner of any problems. If your generator does not have this feature, then you should run a manual test frequently to make sure your generator is working properly. Any glaring errors in the test is an indication for repair.

Contact our electrical services if you’re looking for the best generator repair in Boca Raton. The wind and rain of a tropical storm may be strong, but our generator repairs are even stronger!