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Apartments Backup Generator Maintenance

Why Do I Need Maintenance on Backup Generators for Apartment Buildings?

There’s nothing worse than coming home to a power outage and for most apartment buildings that run on a grid, this can mean an entire building outage.

According to a recent study, 56% of people are still working from home and heavily rely on consistent power. Because of this, it’s imperative that backup generators in apartment buildings receive regular maintenance.

An unmaintained commercial generator can be incredibly dangerous when not handled correctly which is why they require trained and experienced power specialists who have the tools and training necessary to handle them.

The Risks of Unserviced Backup Apartment Generators

Preventative maintenance insures that your generator will run for decades. Without it, a few common issues can arise, including:

  • Engine oil and filter media breakdown
  • Wet stacking in diesel engines
  • Leaking
  • Wearing of the block heater
  • Sputtering and stalls
  • Fuel tank leaking

While most issues with generators will only lead to frustration, it’s also important to remember that generators run on fuel and electricity—two of the most important, but dangerous raw materials to handle. Improper handling of a generator can cause carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning, electric shocks, fire, or burns.

Lionheart Power Specialists are certified to handle all aspects of generators, so for any questions or concerns, set up a consultation today.

How Often Do Backup Generators for Apartments Need to Be Serviced?

Knowing how often a backup generator will need maintenance is entirely dependent on a few factors. These include:

  • Age
  • Condition
  • Specific issue
  • Environment
  • Application

LionHeart does advise that a semi-annual inspection also be performed every six months to ensure our expert technicians can conduct a thorough inspection and address any potential concerns that have come up over the past few months.

Generally, most standby generators will only require a PM2 once per year.

What Type of Maintenance Needs to Be Done for Apartment Building Backup Generators?

A lot of issues for apartment generators have to do with both the environment (i.e. storms, heat, snow) and general condition maintenance.

A PM2, consisting of an inspection, oil change, and oil, fuel, and filter replacement, is required to ensure the longevity of the generator and address any potential concerns that might occur. Our technicians will review any recommendations while onsite and provide repair recommendations discovered during the maintenance visit.

Here’s a look at the maintenance needs your apartment building backup generator will need annually.

  • Battery Testing
  • Lubrication service
  • Cooling system
  • Generator cleaning
  • Engine exercising

You don’t want to find out that your generator needs to be fixed after it’s too late. Getting routine maintenance checks and utilizing preventative methods, will save you both money and stress. 

Need a Hand with Your Apartment Generator?

With over 20 years of experience, our team of commercial generator repair experts are here to make sure that no matter what industry you’re in, you have peace of mind. Don’t put your power systems at risk.

Contact us today to get started!

Over 60% of LionHeart Technicians are EGSA Certified

LionHeart is proud to be a part of the Electrical Generating Systems Association (EGSA). With over 60% of our technicians being certified, they are able to offer qualified and experienced insight that no other power specialist service can match. In addition, our technicians have training beyond the factory and are able to provide a more technical focus to our clients.

Interested in joining our team of EGSA certified technicians? LionHeart offers training and study sessions to future technicians with a passion for electrical and mechanical engineering. You’ll work with our field experts and engage in industry leading practices, innovative new technology, and extensive project solutions.

If you’re ready to get EGSA certified and join the LionHeart family, visit our career page!

Unmatched Expertise

We believe no organization should ever be at risk due to the failure of their critical power systems. LionHeart is the team you need for peace of mind.

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