The only way to assess the health of a standby generator is with testing and evaluation. Take advantage of the services of Innovative Construction Solutions in Naples, FL. We will ensure that your generator is in good condition, prepared for power failure, and ready for use when you need it most.
The professionals at Innovative Construction Solutions have extensive backgrounds in luxury home and commercial construction. Our team understands the connection between energy efficient systems and healthy indoor environments and will assess the condition of your systems with our state-of-the-art equipment to ensure they are working properly and, if they are not, that we can help you find permanent solutions.
Signs Your Generator Needs Evaluation
Regular maintenance is essential for residential, commercial, and public facilities that rely on generators for backup power. Here are some signs that generator testing and evaluation is in order:
Failure to start. This is a clear sign of a generator malfunction. The causes could include battery failure, low fuel levels, or air bubbles in the diesel injectors. The causes? Battery failure is commonly caused by a buildup of lead sulfates on the plates of the battery, preventing it from providing sufficient current. If low fuel levels are the culprit, it will need to be refueled by a professional. Air bubbles often occur in generators when their fuel levels are low or empty.
Coolant is leaking. Suspicious odd-colored puddles around the generator or crusty residue around the hose connections are indications that coolant is leaking. It is important to conduct regular visual and technical checks to avoid running into a backup failure.
The generator is smoking or on fire. If your generator is smoking or on fire, shut it off immediately. Smoke could signify an oil leak or a blown head gasket, and fire should be extinguished right away because something is definitely wrong. Once the issue has been resolved, schedule regular generator testing and evaluation with the experts at Innovative Construction Solutions to prevent recurrence.
You hear strange noises. All generators make some amount of noise. If, however, you hear irregular coughing, sputtering, or popping, the generator may be misfiring or backfiring. Possible causes include worn plugs or cables, faulty ignition timing, and low fuel, but this will have to be diagnosed by an experienced professional from Innovative Construction Solutions who can evaluate the system as a whole.
Investing in a standby generator system can be expensive—often tens of thousands of dollars—so it’s important to maximize its lifespan with regular preventative maintenance from our skilled technicians who will help keep it in prime condition and prevent generator failure.
At a minimum, plan to have testing and maintenance performed about every three months, or more often when you expect extreme weather conditions.
Innovative Construction Solutions offers generator testing and evaluation in the Naples, FL area. We deliver efficient, timely, and competitively priced services. Call us today at (239) 384-5890 for more information.