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3 Signs Your Generator Needs Repair

If you’ve been keeping up with the news, you know it’s hurricane season and a great generator is going to be incredibly important when those storms knock out the power in LaPlace. You’re going to want your generator to be in tip-top shape before any other storms hit our area, and we want to give you the lowdown on the most common problems that lead to repair in the generators we work on.

We just want one thing: for your appliances and electrical devices in your home to be operable in the event of a power outage. That’s why we provide generator repair in LaPlace, LA, because we know how essential it is that your generator works when you need it to. Which is why we’ve come up with a list of a few obvious signs that your generator could use some of our services.

A Hardy Generator

Generators are supposed to be your backup plan. You don’t want a flimsy generator that only works sometimes, while you hope and pray that a storm doesn’t come through any time soon. That’s why these next three signs can be vital for any generator owner, that they need repair services as soon as possible.

Electrical Problems

There are many electrical components within your generator. From wires to buttons, these elements can be worn down after a long period of time. Frayed wires, loose connectors, and buttons that are either falling out or getting stuck can all lead to the breakdown of your generator. Not to mention, mixing these problems with the fuel of a generator can quickly become a fire hazard.


If your generator is older, chances are there could be a leak forming somewhere in the system. Leaks can be found in hoses, lines, or even storage pans. Leaks are generally rough when they appear in a generator, since the materials leaking are either oil, fuel, or coolant which are all pretty nasty things to have leaking on your property. Without oil or the type of fuel your generator runs on, it’s going to fail pretty regularly and also waste your money. Without coolant, the engine will constantly overheat which will not only shut down your generator, but quickly lead to a breakdown.

Startup Troubles

Generators can sit idly for long periods of time. While on the surface, that’s not necessarily a bad thing. However, sitting idly with no usage can drain the battery and eventually damage other parts of the system internally. You’ll notice this is the case when trying to start your generator up again and it’s having issues. If the system won’t start up at all, is stuttering trying to stay on, or is shutting off prematurely and requiring a restart, these could all be clues that there is something wrong with the battery or an internal component.

Basically, if any of these problems apply to your generator, you’re going to want to schedule some repairs as soon as possible. Generators are one of those things that should work without worry, so you can worry about other, more important things when the power goes out.

If you’re finding problems with your generator, don’t hesitate to call us. When you need it done right, call Professional Heating & Air.

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