There are many reasons why you should get your generator serviced on an annual basis. In the event of a power outage, you want to make sure you have a backup power source ready and waiting to tackle the task at hand.
If you have a generator, chances are you have neglected it for some time, especially if you haven’t needed it. You might not know if it even works, and why would you? After all, there hasn’t been a power cut for a long time and the electricity just seems to… work.
Your business is much larger now though and the potential to earn money is far greater. This also means the potential to lose money in the event of a power cut is far greater.
Why is Generator Maintenance Important?
Your generator can often be left outside and forgotten about. Whether it is sheltered or out in the open, you should always remember to get it serviced.
Below, we have looked at the main reasons to maintain your generator, either annually or on a more frequent basis:
You can make sure it works properly for when you need it most
The last thing you need is to find out your generator doesn’t work when there is a power outage. Regular generator maintenance will ensure you know your generator is working and will serve you well if/when the power decides to stop working.
Prevents fuel problems
Fuel problems can be a real problem if left untreated. Over time, algae can build up in the fuel system, fuel injectors can become clogged and batteries can die. With regular maintenance you can help to avoid such problems and stop them from permanently damaging your generator.
Can help you to save money in the long run
Although it will cost you money each time you have your generator serviced, it’s a small price to pay in comparison to the flip side. If you generator was to stop working without your realisation and the electricity was to go down too, your potential losses could be huge. Not only would you lose money as a business, you may even have to spend money replacing your generator, so it’s a wise idea to get it serviced.
It will keep it running for longer
Generators that aren’t serviced regularly tend to have shorter life spans than ones which are. As they can often be quite costly, it’s worth spending the money to make sure it works. A generator service will keep the system running smoothly for longer, making sure it is ready for unfortunate event of a power outage.
Your generator will be more efficient
To achieve optimum efficiency, your generator will need to be serviced. All parts will be checked and tested and the system will be cleaned from potentially damaging dirt, debris or algae. A more efficient system will help you to save money on diesel too, especially if the electricity is down for a prolonged period of time.
How can we help?
Bellwood can service your generator for you. We offer generator servicing to all UK customers who want to keep their generators running smoothly and avoid wasting time and money in the long-run.