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Whole–House Generator Repair Services
A backup generator is a great way to protect your home in case of an emergency when the power fails. But if your generator is malfunctioning, it won’t be of much good to you. Should your generator come on and start to give indications that it needs repairs, you must call for help immediately from generator professionals. That way you can relax and know that the generator will do the job for which it was installed in the first place—namely, to guard the comfort and safety of your family during a blackout.
Wm. Henderson Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Inc. is glad to offer generator repair services for any generator model that we installed. We also provide repairs for Honeywell and Generac generators (two of the most popular brands) that other contractors installed. We will take care of whatever fixes are necessary so you can continue to rely on your generator in the near future.
Do you need repairs for your whole-house generator in Delaware County or The Main Line? Contact Wm. Henderson Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Inc. right away.
Diagnosing the Need for Generator Repair
There are a number of different problems that can affect generators. We’ve listed some of the more frequent to help you determine when you need to call for repairs:
- Leaking fuel: Generators can use a variety of fuels, but any sort of fuel leak is major problem. It will lead to the unit losing its fuel supply and ceasing to work. Even with a natural gas generator, which receives fuel from the municipal source and therefore can’t run out if it, a leak is trouble, since it presents an explosive hazard. If you smell traces of fuel around your generator or see it leaking, shut off the unit and call for repairs right away.
- Failed battery: Most generators have a battery in them in order to transfers power to a home’s electrical grid. Similar to a car battery, a generator battery can fail or lose its ability to hold a charge. Repair technicians can replace a failed battery and restore the generator.
- Low coolant: In order to keep the generator from overheating while it works, some units use a coolant to lower internal temperatures. Coolant can leak, however. If you generator turns on, only to turn off again soon after, lost coolant may be responsible.
Why Generator Repair Is Best Left to the Experts
You must never try to repair a faulty generator on your own. In the first place, this can be dangerous if you lack the proper training and equipment. This is especially true of a generator that runs from natural gas. (As a general rule, no one except a licensed professional should repair a device connected to a gas line). But even if there were no safety risks involved, the complexity of a modern generator makes it very unlikely that you will locate the cause of the malfunction and manage a correct repair. Too much is riding on your generator’s operation: call professionals so the job gets done fast and gets done right.
You Can Call Us for Emergency Generator Repair
Although you may catch some backup generator malfunctions before they become serious, in most cases generator repairs will be emergencies. You can trust to the speedy and accurate work of Wm. Henderson Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Inc. whenever you have a generator emergency.