A backup generator service typically includes a thorough inspection of the generator, its components, and its overall operation. This inspection includes checking the oil and filter, fuel levels, battery, and other key components to ensure they are in good working condition. The service technician will also test the generator to ensure that it starts up and runs smoothly and make any necessary adjustments or repairs.
The frequency of a backup generator service will depend on the manufacturer's recommendations and the specific needs of your generator. Most manufacturers recommend that backup generators be serviced at least once a year, usually before the start of the power outage season. Some services may recommend more frequent service, such as every six months, particularly if the generator is running frequently or is subject to harsh conditions.