Generators aren’t always the first thing you think of when you’re ticking your checklist for yearly services. You use your car every day, so you are very likely to remember that, and you never miss your regular doctor’s check-ups because that concerns your health. We only remember that our generators need regular maintenance when we have to use them – during power outages. It’s only in extremely inconvenient situations, like this, when the generator is suddenly at the top of our mind. Generators are very important to us in cases of emergency and that’s exactly why we shouldn’t forget to keep them in good shape so that they can save us in an instant, without a hitch. The power line might fail but you can avoid the chance of your backup generator failing if you stick to a servicing schedule. Besides being a reliable source of electricity in instances of grid outage, here are Reactive Generators five advantages of keeping up with routine generator servicing in Brisbane:

5 advantages of regular generator servicing?

Stop a developing emergency in its tracks

Even if you don’t use your generator often, they’re supposed to work for you like insurance: maybe you’ll never need them but if you do, they’re the perfect lifeline. This lifeline uses fuel, oil and mechanic equipment and they are all susceptible to wear and tear. Wear and tear can be detrimental, but we can stop its effects right before the point that it leads to an accident or explosive fault. Prevention is better than cure, and an experienced technician can spot deteriorating parts well before they cause any damage or potential danger. Every scheduled servicing puts you one step ahead of developing emergencies before it’s too late to do anything about it.

Keep volatile gases in check

Generators use dangerous substances like fuel and gas to operate. Wherever dangerous substances are involved, Australian regulation requires that you take extra care and employ a licensed professionals to manage their use. The technician will make sure that there aren’t any fuel leakages during every generator servicing in Brisbane because the law requires it but also because leaks can be hazardous to your health. Leakages should also be avoided because they will cost you money. You might notice your generator running out of fuel quicklier than normal and that may be due to a fuel leak.

Generator stays efficient

Well-oiled machines will always have the smoothest ride and deliver the best performance. How do you know if your generator is working like a well-oiled machine? There are several factors but the most obvious one is when it automatically kicks in as soon as there is a blackout. Regular maintenance is where the oiling takes place to keep it working to this standard. Not doing so can result in situations where you experience delays or interrupted emergency power supply and if that’s the case, what’s the point of having a backup generator. It’s supposed to make sure that you enjoy uninterrupted access to power. This is extra important for people working from home and for commercial properties that must continue operations even in times of power failure.

Elongate your generators lifespan

Your generator is made up of parts that are easily replaceable and upgradable so that the unit can continue to work as a whole for a very long time. These parts will be checked, changed, and cleaned at every servicing and this’ll extend the entire machine’s lifetime. A professional technician is trained to make sure that its working at its peak and for as long as possible. Investing in a longer life is cheaper than budgeting for replacements. Reactive Generators can offer you a lifespan assessment, click here for more.

Avoid big, expensive fixes

We know for a fact that fixing a broken generator is more expensive than investing in regular servicing. Reactive Generators has a direct supply of parts that are durable and affordable for our clients in Brisbane. Add up the costs of the replaceable parts you need in a year versus the costs involved with a broken generator, and you’ll be surprised at how much you’re saving. Costly repairs are easily avoidable and we’re here to show you how.

How often should I service my generator 

Reactive Generators is an industrial generator servicing maven in Brisbane, and we suggest doing a serious servicing at least one every two months. Industrial generators are large and can supply huge amounts of power. They’re also likely to be used more often, and for longer periods of time, than other generators for other purposes. Manufacturer’s advice a servicing after a certain number of hours but there are certain situations where you need to call us in:

  • After severe weather events like heavy wind, rain, or sandstorms
  • After a prolonged period of heavy system usage
  • If the generator starts showing visible signs of reduced function
  • If you’ve never used your generator at full capacity before
  • If there are sounds, heat and buzzing when you’re in proximity
  • If it’s refuses to start but you know that the fuel tank is full
  • If you know it’s time to replace worn parts which have limited lifespan

The best way to go is to establish a maintenance schedule with the above-mentioned guidelines as additional considerations. A reliable maintenance schedule is the best thing to help you run operations on your industrial property and they can be easily obtained from the generator manufacturer. You can ask your preferred generator technician company to oversee the schedule and keep you up to date.

Depending on the size of your generator, it’s fuel type and the manufacturer requirements, you may need a general service up to four or five times a year. This number will be higher if you use your generator more frequently. We want your generator to last you for many years and all the experienced technicians at Reactive Generators can help you with a schedule for generator servicing in Brisbane for your specific unit. Our operating hours are 24/7 and we’re open every day of the year. Our business is based in Brisbane, but we service customers in Ipswich, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast. Call us now on (07) 3710 8212.