Generators are the backup plan. They keep things going when the power cuts, but what happens when the generator stops working? It’s vital to give your generator a routine check, and not just before a storm. Can it startup, is there a leak, is the performance below par, and more. The purpose of your generator is to be prepared for whatever comes your way. You don’t want to be stuck in the dark. Here’s what you need to look out for when checking over your generator.

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  • Issues Starting: Any motor that hasn’t been used for a while will have problems starting up. Generators are no different. The first thing to check is the battery to see if it has a charge and the internal system. If it sputters to turn on or keeps shutting off, there’s a good chance something is wrong.
  • Leaks In They System: Whether your generator is permanently attached to your home or a portable one, it takes oil, fuel, and coolant to operate. Any of these liquids could start leaking if their lines are damaged, causing damage to your property.
  • Electrical Issues: Some electrical reasons why it won’t start is because of loose connectors, frayed wiring, and buttons breaking over time. If there’s an electrical problem mixed with leaking fuel could lead to a fire hazard.


If your generator is acting up and you’re not sure what to do, give us a call! Don’t wait until the last minute!