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Proper Generator Maintenance Before The Hurricane Arrives

by GoPower 15. June 2018 10:55
With the Hurricane Season approaching, now is the perfect time to make sure that your generator is in good working condition. During the summer months, extreme heat, storms and other unforeseen situations can cause your power to go out. By keeping your electric generator properly maintained you can ensure that you are never left without electricity. To help you get started, here is a look at important points to maintain you generator properly.
Fuel Storage:
One of the reasons why it is important to maintain your generator is to ensure that your generator fuel is properly stored. If your generator runs on diesel fuel, you will need to change out your fuel supply at least once every 12 months. In the event that you neglect to properly store or change your fuel condensation can occur and cause major damage to your generator when it is switched on.
An important prevention measure for businesses or homes with particularly fragile residents (small children, elders o people requiring health equipment) is having at least 72 hours of fuel stored at all times. This will help with continuous operations in case a local catastrophe causes severe fuel shortages.

Prevent Failure:
If you are relying on a standby generator to power your home or business' electricity and appliances in the event that your power goes out, you should make sure to schedule routine maintenance for your generator equipment. Generators require the same types of regular tune ups and maintenance procedures as other mechanical devices. Do not wait until an imminent threat to see if it is working, regularly replace oil, fuel and air filters and have a technician inspect the condition of other vital parts in the unit.
Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning:
Proper generator maintenance also includes preventing accidental carbon monoxide poisoning in your home or business. When a generator is not functioning properly, it could accidentally release toxic fumes into the air. Along with performing routine generator maintenance, you can also prevent carbon monoxide poisoning by ensuring that you never operate your mobile generator inside a garage or close to open windows.
Here at Americas Generators we have all the parts and accessories to keep you unit performing in optimal conditions. Call us at 305-592-6800 or email us at info@gopower.com for all your generator parts needs.

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