Why Is Generator Preventative Maintenance So Important?
Generators are a perfect source of power for instances where there is a power outage. It is common for a blackout to occur during extreme weather, and as we know, Canada is known to have unpredictable weather changes. During extended blackouts, it can result in financial loss due to downtime in commercial facilities.
Generator maintenance may not be the first thing on your mind when you consider purchasing one for your facility. While a generator can save you money over time, those savings will depend on how well you take care of it.
In this blog, I will discuss the importance of a Generator Preventative Maintenance program as per CSA 282 Regulations
Proactive Approach vs Reactive Repairs
Although we provide durable and reliable generators, many generators will not immediately show signs of failure until you need them the most. Regular preventative maintenance allows the technician to identify problems and resolve it before it gets worse. Be sure to schedule preventive maintenance every year. Think of it like bringing in a car for regular checkups.
Ensure proper functionality of your equipment
During maintenance, our technicians will check issues such as but not limited to:
- Oil and fluid levels
- Oil filters
- Control panel and engine
- Belts, hoses, connectors, and other accessories
- Exhaust systems
- Conduct a thorough inspection as described in the tables of the CSA282 guidelines
Regularly checking these aspects ensures optimal performance of the generator at all times.
Increase the efficiency of your generator
Various things can damage the parts of your generator. For example, rats and mice are notorious for chewing through your wiring. Therefore, all aspects of your equipment are checked and cleaned from dirt and debris that may have built up. They are then tested to determine they are working as intended, thus improving your generator's efficiency. Another integral part of the efficiency and reliability of your generator is your fuel. We test, inspect and clean the fuel as required to ensure the most reliable uptime for your generator.
Prolongs your generator's life-span
Unmaintained generators typically do not last as long, have the potential to cost more in repairs and downtime and I'm sure you do not want to keep looking for a sale on generators constantly, so it makes sense to take care of the one you currently have.
If you are looking to investing in a generator for your facility in many different vertical markets, Custom Power Generators has the solution for you! Not only do we provide reliable equipment, but we pride ourselves on preventative maintenance as well. Our team of experts understands all aspects of power generation and can customize your preventative maintenance contract to ensure you're equipped with end-to-end solutions from the beginning.
Custom Power Generators has offices in Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver and Toronto and can service anywhere in Canada. Contact us today and our team of experts can answer any questions!