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Powerhouse Home Services offers Maintenance Plans on Generac and Cummins Standby Home Generators and Commercial Backup Generators.

Standby Generators are a mechanical piece of equipment that require routine maintenance to ensure the standby generator is in good working condition when it is needed most. Unfortunately, life happens and people oftentimes forget to have their generators maintained and it is not until the power is out that the customer realizes there is an issue.

To prevent the annoyance of your standby generator not providing you power when you need it most, it is imperative that you have routine maintenance performed on your standby generator.

It is estimated that between 30 & 40 percent of standby generators in service will not start due to things such as dead batteries, clogged filters, and bad breakers - all of which are easily preventable with a maintenance plan.

We also repair broken or nonfunctional generators.

At PowerHouse, our specialists provide top notch generator service to homeowners and business owners in the Naples and SouthWest Florida region. Give us a call today for more information or book your service call online now!

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Why Is Planned Mainenance Important
For My Standby Generator?

  1. Battery Failure
    The battery charger provides voltage to keep the batteries charged, but if the battery charger fails or a battery is old, it will not be able to crank the engine when the generator is called upon to start. Additionally, battery terminals can corrode, and the connections can become unreliable. We recommend replacing the starting batteries every two years.
  2. Belts And Hoses Deteriorate Over Time.
    Belts and hoses will become brittle after several years and can potentially become damaged. As part of a regular maintenance program, all belts and hoses should be inspected by a knowledgeable technician. Replacement should be made at the first signs of cracking or deterioration.
  3. The Engine Cooling System Has Several Areas Of Concern:
    • Keeping the radiator clean will help ensure it has enough airflow to cool the engine properly on hot days. Leaves, paper, and other debris can block the radiator airflow. Oil residue and dust can cake on the radiator and reduce its ability to cool. Or someone could place a piece of equipment in front of the radiator which can also restrict the cooling capacity. Always keep the area in front of the radiator clear of anything that will block its airflow.
    • The engine coolant requires regular maintenance or changing. Inhibitors in the coolant prevent rust buildup in the engine cooling system and help lubricate the water pump. This also ensures that the coolant will not freeze in cold weather.
    • The radiator cap requires regular testing to verify that the cooling system can hold pressure per the manufacturer’s specification.
    • Engine block heaters can fail, causing engine starting issues.
    • Any oil or coolant leaks should be addressed to contain and repair the issue.
  4. Engine Oil Breaks Down Over Time.
    Regularly changing the oil and filter per the manufacturer specifications provides proper lubrication to the engine.
  5. Shutdowns and Alarms
    Generator safety shutdowns and alarms should be tested to ensure that if a problem does develop, the protection systems will work properly.
  6. Electrical Connections
    Expansion and contraction may allow electrical connections to loosen over time. A good inspection should be performed periodically to assure connections remain tight.
  7. Electrical Connections
    Expansion and contraction may allow electrical connections to loosen over time. A good inspection should be performed periodically to assure connections remain tight.
  8. Critters
    Critters cause problems. Rats, mice, snakes, wasps, birds, and all sorts of creatures can make a home inside a generator enclosure. It is common for rats and mice to build nests and chew through electrical wiring.
  9. Poor Diesel Fuel Quality
    Over time, diesel fuel can deteriorate and become contaminated or even useless if not properly maintained. The generator fuel tank should be filled with good diesel for proper operation. This also provides a longer runtime during a power outage.

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