Generator Maintenance in Akron, Barberton & Northeast Ohio

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The standby generator installed at your home provides a crucial safety net during an outage. By preserving the function of your HVAC equipment, refrigeration systems, and lights, a generator proves its worth time and time again. But if your system isn’t properly maintained, that safety net may not be there when you need it most.

For generator services and routine generator maintenance in Akron, no one does it like Blind & Sons! Our experienced electricians and generator specialists have undergone years of training and put a firm focus on your safety and needs above all else.

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Types of Generators We Service

Blind & Sons is a long-standing generator service company with extensive experience with Generac brand generators and other generator systems. We are equipped with the training and knowledge needed to provide comprehensive generator maintenance services for all of the following types of generators and more:

  • Whole-home generators
  • Standby generators
  • Managed generators
  • Gasoline generators
  • Natural gas generators
  • Propane generators

Are you looking for a Generac generator specialist? Contact Blind & Sons for service now! 

Why Would I Need Generator Maintenance?

Generator systems are complex machines, utilizing a series of systems and components that all work in tandem to deliver dependable emergency power. In function, they’re similar to the inner workings of a vehicle. And as cars and trucks need routine oil changes and tune-ups, so do generator systems. Simply put, you need routine generator maintenance to avoid common causes of generator failure, including:

  • Oil degradation
  • Belt cracking and wear
  • Electrical connection wear and corrosion
  • Coolant, fuel, and oil leaks
  • Component failure

How Often Should My Generator Be Maintained?

While each generator differs slightly, for the most part, the maintenance needs of generators are static across all Generac generator systems. The factors that determine how often you need generator service include the size of the generator, how often it’s used and for how long, and the overall age of the generator.

A solid rule of thumb is to schedule generator maintenance at least every year, though you should also consult your owner’s manual for any specific maintenance needs. We also highly recommend doing a monthly visual inspection of your generator’s exterior to look for any signs of leaking or obvious forms of damage between professional servicing. Learn more about what you should check for between annual generator maintenance visits.

Blind & Sons Maintenance Plan for Generators

Blind & Sons offers a comprehensive maintenance plan for standby generators and transfer switches. During your tune-up appointment, we will provide you and your family peace of mind, checking to ensure your generator is ready to use whenever needed. 

Our Maintenance Checklist for Generators & Transfer Switches

Blind & Sons will perform a comprehensive inspection and maintenance on standby generators. The following services will be conducted:

  • Inspect the unit and all electrical and fuel connections associated with the generator and transfer switch
  • Inspect the generator for excessive noise or vibration
  • Test battery voltage to ensure it is within an acceptable voltage range and state of health
  • Clean battery posts and terminals
  • Inspect and replace spark plugs
  • Inspect oil and battery heaters
  • Inspect and replace the air filter and inspect for issues relating to airflow, such as excessive debris or oil in the air filter box
  • Inspect the oil in the unit to check for signs of water in the oil and replace the oil in the unit with full synthetic oil as recommended by the manufacturer
  • Replace oil filter
  • Verify exercise time and adjust if needed
  • Perform shutdown test, this test requires power to the transfer switch to be disrupted, which in some cases will lead to power to the home being lost momentarily and will not be conducted without prior approval from the homeowner
  • Inspect all electrical connections in the transfer switch and main electrical panel
  • Wipe down the exterior of the unit and ensure paint chips are filled in with the recommended paint repair kit

All replacement parts utilized will be genuine factory parts.

Ready to ensure your generator is working optimally for years to come? Contact us today to schedule generator maintenance

Generator Add-Ons for Your Peace of Mind

Mobile Link 4G LTE Accessory

$69.99/year for the LTE + purchase an LTE device at $319.99

Generac Power Systems – Mobile Link Cellular 4G LTE

The Mobile Link Cellular 4G LTE accessory is easy to use and works in tandem with our cellular partner, Verizon, for broad coverage and more reliable connections. This 4G LTE network also delivers faster download speeds, enabling automatic generator system upgrades and faster delivery of generator condition notifications.

Propane Tank Monitor for Easy Tracking & Monitoring of Propane Fuel Levels

Adding a Propane Tank Monitor is a one-time fee of $149.99.

Generac Power Systems – Home Generators, Portable Generators, Pressure Washers and More 

The Generac cellular fuel level monitor measures the amount of propane fuel remaining in your tank, helping you prevent run-outs and ensure your generator is ready to run. Then, download the Mobile Link app to monitor your fuel from anywhere, know your consumption, and plan deliveries. Feel secure knowing that your propane generator has the fuel it needs to respond at a moment’s notice.

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Generac generatorsOur team strives to provide you with all the necessary generator tune-up and maintenance services. We also offer new generator installation and generator repair, making Blind & Sons your one-stop shop for complete generator solutions in Akron and Hillsborough County.

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