The generator is one of the most important parts of your daily operations, no matter what business you have. It is your best defence against power outages and standby of your production or operations process. It is fairly common for backup generators to last for 15 or 25 years, although this is dependent on how frequently the unit is serviced and how well it is maintained. Regular generator servicing is the best thing you can do for your generator. 

Having an uninterruptible power supply ensures that your industrial facility or business is completely prepared in the event of an emergency.

Although diesel generators require less maintenance owing to their longevity, dependability, and sturdiness, getting regular maintenance generator services is a good idea. 

If you wait till your generator has broken down to call us, you might have to stop your operations till it gets fixed. When you undertake generator maintenance work, you ensure that your generator will operate when you need it. You most certainly have a generator on your property to utilise in the case of an unexpected power loss. Of course, you want your generator to be operational when you need it the most. When the power goes out unexpectedly, the last thing you want to discover is that your generator is malfunctioning.

In this post, we’ll go over 4 reasons why you shouldn’t take chances with the maintenance of your generator – 

No more fuel problems

Diesel generators must have their fuel supply replaced at least twice a year. This is due to the fact that fuel deteriorates with time, especially when the generator is not used for extended periods of time. Generators that are not properly maintained are more prone to fuel issues such as algae buildup in the fuel system, blocked fuel injectors, and dead batteries. These sorts of issues can potentially damage your generator if left unattended for an extended period of time. Regular maintenance ensures that the fuel levels are monitored and the supply is replaced, therefore reducing fuel-related issues.

Save you money in the long run

Although disregarding generator maintenance may save you a few dollars in the short term, delaying maintenance for an extended period of time may result in costly repairs in the long run. However, this may involve pricey repairs. In extreme situations, the complete unit may need to be replaced. Having a generator service contract proves to be much cheaper than calling an emergency repair when your generator stops working and your operations are at a standstill. A standstill in your production and operations can also cost you a serious amount of money.

Increases generator lifespan

A generator may be an expensive investment that you don’t want to make too frequently. You will be able to keep your generator working smoothly for a longer period of time if you keep maintenance up to date. Generators that are not maintained often have lower lifespans. It only makes sense to take care of your investment if you don’t want to be continually on the hunt for a diesel generator for sale. Maintaining the generator properly ensures that it works smoothly for a longer period of time.

Improve efficiency and functionality

During regular maintenance, our experts at Reactive Generator check a lot of things and repair whatever might be damaged. They check the following things – 

  • The exhaust system
  • Oil and fluid levels
  • The engine and the control panel
  • The condition of the oil filters
  • Belts, hoses, lines, connections, and any additional accessories

All of these factors must be checked on a regular basis to guarantee that your generator operates at peak efficiency at all times.

Some elements of the generator begin to corrode as a result of the severe weather conditions. Rats, wasps etc don’t help matters either. Rats and mice are particularly prone to establishing a nest and gnawing through the appliance’s wire. During maintenance, all of your generator’s parts are examined and cleaned of potentially harmful dirt and debris.

Reactive Generators

Reactive Generators directs every effort towards supporting our customers. We work with each client individually to establish their needs, goals, and budget before providing tailored advice and services. Operating across Queensland, we offer skilled technicians in Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, and Ipswich. We cater to industrial and commercial clients across the region, providing a comprehensive and end-to-end service. From purchase and installation to maintenance and repairs, you can trust Reactive Generators to get the job done.