Backup Generator Maintenance for Potomac, MD Homes

Out of sight, out of mind. That’s how most people think about electricity. They usually don’t. After all, you just flip a switch or turn your stove on and like magic, it all works!

But what happens when it doesn’t?

Our electrical grid is actually a lot more fragile than most people realize. Several years ago, during the height of a winter storm, a tree branch, laden with ice, fell. When it fell, it broke a power line. One line.

The result? More than fifteen million without power for more than two weeks. During an especially harsh, cold winter, and that’s by no means the only such incident. Think about the effects of Hurricanes Sandy, Florence, or Michael, just to name a few.

The bottom line is, you don’t have to subscribe to theories about terrorist attacks on the grid. These things happen all the time. If you don’t have a fallback, you and your family are going to be in big trouble.

The simplest solution to the problem is to invest in a backup generator. Broadly speaking, these come in two varieties: Fixed or portable. As you might suspect, fixed generators tend to be larger and more robust, capable of running all your appliances and lights for the duration of an outage, as long as your fuel supply holds out.

Portable generators can be found most everywhere. Hardware stores carry a variety of makes and models, and you can find all sorts of options on online retailers like Amazon. We also carry a full line of exceptional Generac generators designed to accommodate most any budget.

While it’s easy enough to track power usage in your home and make a purchase based on how much power you’ll need to keep whatever appliances you want to run during an outage, we can make the process easier.

If you’re interested in investing in a generator, we can send one of our skilled technicians to your house to do an assessment, then sit down with you to talk about your needs, desires, and get a better understanding of the budget you’re working with.

Based on an understanding of those factors, we can recommend a “right-sized” generator for your home that will meet all your needs.

Unfortunately, though, investing in a generator is only part of the equation. It’s not a “buy and forget” solution. Like all machines, they require ongoing maintenance and upkeep, or they break down or don’t work when you need them.

That’s why our backup generator maintenance program in Potomac, MD is so popular. We’ve got trained, licensed technicians who are qualified to repair all major brands, and our team can ensure that if the worst happens and the lights go out for any reason, your trusty generator will be ready to plug the gap for as long as is needed.

See, your generator is like insurance. The whole reason you make the investment is so you can keep the lights on, your freezer running, and heat or cool your home until the grid comes back online, but your investment only makes sense if you keep your equipment in top working order, and our backup generator maintenance in Potomac, MD is an important part of that equation.

The bottom line is that maintenance ensures that when you need it, it just works.

There’s a lot more to generator maintenance than first meets the eye. Unless you’re a committed do it yourselfer with lots of experience, it’s probably not something you want to tackle on your own. Again, it comes down to the fact that you need your generator to be 100% reliable and ready to work should the power fail.

Our backup generator maintenance service in Potomac, MD is comprehensive. Among other things, we will:

  • Perform a thorough visual inspection of the mechanical and electrical components
  • Check the oil and the oil filter and replace if and as needed
  • Check the fan belt, perform a coolant flush if applicable, depending on the kind of generator you’ve got
  • And test the generator under load to make sure that it’s functioning properly and there are no surprises

You should also turn the generator on periodically and let it run. It’s a lot like your car in that respect. Even if you don’t use your car often, it’s a good idea to go out and start it up on a regular basis just to make sure that it’s ready to work when you need it.

Of course, our backup generator maintenance service in Potomac, MD is only part of what we do. We also specialize in smart home automation, which can take your emergency preparedness to a whole new level.

You’ve probably heard of the Internet of Things. Right now, there are a staggering array of smart products and appliances that can connect to the internet. On the face of it, that might not seem like such a big deal, but when you think about it, it’s actually huge.

Among other things, it enables you to monitor all the major systems in your home via the internet or an app on your phone. Of course, we mention this because there are smart generators too, which means that it’s possible to monitor your generator’s performance remotely. It’s also possible for us to do so, and remote monitoring is or can be an important part of backup generator maintenance in Potomac, MD home.

With more than 35 years in the business and an in-depth knowledge of all the latest technology, we can, if you like, turn your home into a high-tech wonderland, allowing you to control every major system, monitor your energy usage, and spot problems as soon as they appear, which will not only make your life easier and more convenient, it will save you a ton of money too.

Preparedness isn’t just about being ready for whatever might happen; it’s about resiliency. The ability to bounce back quickly, or even better, be minimally impacted when a disaster of any kind strikes. Modern life just isn’t possible without electricity, and having an uninterrupted supply is key.

Given that, our backup generator maintenance service in Potomac, MD is key.

We’re much more than just a locally owned and operated electrical services company. We want to be your partners for as long as you live in the area. Our skilled technicians have the skills and experience to fix any problems with your home’s electrical system that might arise, sure, but we can do much more than that.

We can help you extend and expand the capabilities of your system in ways you may have never even considered.

No one can say for certain when disaster will strike or what form it might take, but the particulars don’t matter. One thing we know for sure is that sooner or later, the local power grid will fail. When it does, we can help make sure you and your family are ready and able to weather the storm until the power company can get the lights back on.

A robust home generator is a key component of that. If it’s not something you’ve considered to this point, give our office a call today and let’s sit down together to talk about the possibilities.

There’s nothing quite like the peace of mind you get from knowing that no matter what happens, you and your family will be able to ride it out in relative comfort. For more than three decades, your friends and neighbors have relied on us to help give them that peace of mind. It is, in large part, what has made us the area’s top-rated electrical services company, and we’d love the opportunity to exceed your expectations. Give us a call today. You’ll be very glad you did!