Common Types of Generator Repairs

Posted On: November 3, 2016

Generator Repair in Broward County & Palm Beach CountyGenerator repairs are absolutely necessary if you want to extend the lifespan of your generator, save money on electricity bills, and experience high-quality electrical power for all of your most essential appliances. Unfortunately, there are some homeowners out there who didn’t get the memo. They will allow generator problems to persist, and then be the first ones to wonder why their appliances aren’t working properly. What they don’t know is just how much a lack of generator repairs can detract from the overall level of home convenience. Even just allowing one problem to linger may result in no power for the refrigerator, allowing food to rot or go to waste. If a particularly rough storm causes a power outage, you won’t have any emergency generator power to provide you with proper lighting. You can only rely on candles and flashlights for so long, and you’ll need lights to navigate through your home safely. If we could recommend anything this fall, it’s to not allow your generator go to waste. Call for repair as soon as you notice a problem and you can expect a steadier flow of electrical power in your home.

Why Should You Call Reliable Power Systems for Repairs?

If you’re looking for an electrician to provide durable repairs, look no further than Reliable Power Systems. Our team of generator experts know how to make quick repairs that get to the heart of the problem, ensuring you will not run into any generator problems. They can carefully inspect the system with a watchful eye, even looking out for the smaller, hard-to-find problems that will often go unnoticed. From there, they can consult with you on the cause of the problem and steps needed to be taken in righting it. Thanks to our help, your generator will be able to work effectively and be able to last you for years. You can also expect to save money on any future electrical repairs. But perhaps most importantly, our repairs guarantee your generator works safely. No longer will you worry about a generator leaking smoke or carbon monoxide. You can rest much easier this fall knowing you have generator power not putting your family’s well-being at risk.

What Are Some Common Types of Repair?

Throughout our years of service, we have encountered all sorts of generator issues. However, we generally find these problems to be the most common:

  1. Low Coolant Levels: Coolant is what keeps your generator running, but a single leak can zap coolant levels down to a low. Some modern generators have a sensor to alert you when coolant levels are at a low, giving you plenty of time to refill. However, you must not handle this yourself. Coolant can be hazardous if exposed to skin or eyes, so it’s better to leave it to the pros who will know the right safety precautions to take.
  2. Faulty Wiring: The wiring in your generator can corrode or become frayed over time. Again, though you can certainly look for any visible wear and tear, leave the electrical rewiring to the pros. One small mistake from a homeowner who is not licensed to make repairs may lead to injury or further damage to the generator.
  3. Blocked Fuel Lines: When your generator runs out of fuel, the fuel line will become blocked. This may also give way to the line experiencing some wear and tear. If this begins to detract from the generator’s functionality, you need to call for repair immediately.
  4. Malfunctioning Fuel Gauges: The fuel gauge will measure the amount of fuel in your generator but once it stops working, you may find yourself in a situation where your generator runs out of fuel without you even knowing. If you discover your generator’s gauge unable to work properly, get it fixed to avoid any unpleasant surprises in the future.
  5. Faulty Circuit Breaker: Sometimes, your generator problems may not have anything to do with the generator itself and more to do with the circuit breaker. A frequently tripping breaker will cause the generator to run inconsistently. It may require you to call up an electrician and replace the breaker to keep generator performance consistent.
  6. Older Generators: Modern generators can last for years, but you should definitely be more attentive to any issues once it ages past the double digits. Older generators are more likely to experience breakdowns, leading to higher spending on generator repair. If you currently own an older generator, you may want to consider a generator replacement altogether.

Contact Reliable Power Systems today for high-quality electrical service that will guarantee the most effective generator repairs!