Uninterrupted access to power and electricity is one of the unspoken luxuries of our modern world. Most people do not truly appreciate the infrastructure that exists to make sure our homes and businesses are powered at all times. However, industry professionals and the forward-thinking among us know that electricity and power are not always guaranteed, especially in times of crisis.
Therefore, a backup generator is a critical investment for your home or business. These generators come in a variety of shapes and sizes but they all serve to provide backup power and a failsafe for your needs. In life or death situations such as in hospitals, there can be no concern about whether the electricity will shut off in the event of a disaster.
These pieces of machinery are vital and can be complicated. Generators require just as much care and maintenance as your building’s standard power grid. However, not every engineer or technician may know exactly what goes into the maintenance of these devices. At Buckeye Power Sales, our expertly trained, certified staff can help you and your business maintain your generators while educating you on what needs to happen to ensure you and your building are ready in the event of a disaster.
Generator Maintenance for Home and Business
Backup generators are almost always the same in theory. When the power grid fails or is interrupted, your generator kicks in automatically or manually to take over. They run off fuel such as diesel or natural gas and need to be checked regularly to make sure everything is operational. These principles apply to every kind of generator from ones powering a two-bedroom house to those that can maintain productivity for a 5,000-bed hospital.
There are many components to generators and all of them must be checked at various intervals to ensure safe operation should the device ever be needed. These checks range from daily visual inspections to annual and semi-annual testing with licensed technicians. All generators, regardless of size, need some maintenance and checking up along the way. Our guides below can help in making sure your commercial and residential generators are being properly maintained.