One of the worst things about winter weather is losing power. Losing power is not only inconvenient but could end up costing you thousands and thousands of dollars in lost revenue. Most businesses know that time is money and the longer your business is unable to operate due to a power outage the more money you are losing. Avoid downtime by being power prepared this winter!
Being Power Prepared goes beyond just having a backup generator. You need to make sure your power generator is ready to kick in if (and when) the power goes out. Check out these tips for being power prepared this winter!
Preventative maintenance is a crucial part of being power prepared. Your backup power generator requires regular preventative maintenance checks throughout the year to ensure your generator is ready to power up in the event of an outage.
At Weld Power, our preventative maintenance programs maintain the reliability of your generators, transfer switches, and fire pump engines to the highest levels.
Without regular preventative maintenance throughout the year, the first big snow storm could cause grid power to go down leaving you relying on your backup generator for power. If you failed to prepare with preventative maintenance you may not know that during the past months your Automatic Transfer Switch blew leaving you with no backup power! Or a rodent had chewed through your wires, or that you need a new battery.
Regular preventative maintenance checks will allow technicians to find any issues and make any necessary repairs before it is too late.
Completing all Pending Repairs
Although maintaining the Generator is the first step to prolong the life of the generator and to insure it is working properly during a power outage, you MUST complete all necessary repairs before the storm session hits.
For example, replacing your batteries or belts during Normal business hours or during your scheduled maintenance can save you thousands of dollars. If your generator goes down at 5:30pm and you need emergency response or even a rental while the repairs are being performed that cost can accumulate fast. In order to avoid these problems, please call the service department to see what pending repairs your generator needs. We can help talk you through what repairs must be done and what repairs may be able push due to budget.