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Facilities & Businesses Backup Generator Maintenance

Why Do I Need Industrial Generator Maintenance Services?

Without power, it’s hard to function. As the owner or manager of a business or facility, you use power to operate machinery, organize processes, and handle transactions with customers.

When the power goes out, a reliable support mechanism needs to be in place to take over. That solution is a backup generator; a unit that relies on industrial generator services to remain properly maintained.

Too many times, generators for facilities and businesses are left without service which can be detrimental on multiple levels. Let’s take a look at some of the risks associated with a non-maintained generator and why you should have general maintenance completed regularly.

The Risks of Not Servicing Backup Commercial Generators

Securing proper industrial generator services through an ongoing maintenance schedule can prolong the life your units. Failing to obtain service can lead to numerous issues, including:

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

Even though these problems can be frustrating, the consequences can be far worse if maintenance falls by the wayside. Two main components of power for generators include fuel (natural gas, diesel) and electricity. If your units function improperly, these materials can be harmful and dangerous, causing serious injury through carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning, electric shocks, fire, or burns.

Professional maintenance technicians can ensure your units are ready to operate safely. LionHeart Power Specialists are your partners to trust. Our team is certified to handle any repair, replacement, or general maintenance task. Schedule your appointment with LionHeart, today!

How Often Are Industrial Generator Services Required?

The frequency and types of generator maintenance chosen for your facilities and businesses should be based on your unique needs.

You can use the following factors as a starting point when questioning how much maintenance will be required:

  • Age
  • Condition
  • Specific issue
  • Environment
  • Application

LionHeart advises that PM1 maintenance be performed. This occurs either quarterly or semi-annually, where we visually inspect the controls, enclosure, and generator set, topping off fluids, and addressing any concerns we find.

What Type of Maintenance Should Be Completed for Generators at Facilities and Businesses?

Environmental factors like storms or excessive heat or cold can make an impact on the maintenance a generator needs at a business or industrial facility.

PM2 is the minimum recommended maintenance type for many standby generators that experience changes in the environment, and run less than 50 hours per year.

This type of maintenance, generally completed on an annual basis, includes:

  • Inspection
  • Oil change
  • Replacement of fuel, coolant, and filters
  • Battery testing
  • Lubrication service
  • Cooling system
  • Generator cleaning
  • Engine exercising

LionHeart Power Specialists also advise that with a PM2, a semi-annual inspection still occurs so technicians can discuss any potential issues that may have arisen, and so we can provide relevant repair recommendations.

Additionally, commercial maintenance for industrial and business partners may include load bank testing to confirm that generator operations remain in order.

LionHeart will work with you to determine the perfect maintenance plan, helping you fix small problems before they wreak havoc on your time and money.

Need a Hand with Your Industrial Generator?

Keeping operations moving so you can serve your customers is critical to business success. At LionHeart we support your need to achieve and look forward to assisting you with a custom maintenance schedule that fits your business and budget. With more than 20 years of industry-leading experience, our team has the resources and skillset to service your generators professionally and efficiently.

Ready to get started? Contact us today for service!


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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