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Do You Need Generator Repair in Overland Park, KS? Call MVP Electric, Heating & Cooling Today!

Your backup generator is a large, electro-mechanical device; as such, it should never be worked on by someone who isn’t a licensed and trained electrician. The experts at MVP Electric, Heating & Cooling have years of experience repairing generators throughout the Overland Park, KS, area, and we can handle any kind of generator repair you may have. Your backup generator isn’t just a device to keep your lights on; for many, a backup generator is about safety and protection, especially if you have important medical equipment that must be powered at all times. Leaving your generator’s repair to someone inexpert puts you at risk for not having power when you need it most. Our generator experts are available around the clock for all of your generator repair needs – just pick up the phone and give us a call!

MVP Electric, Heating & Cooling provides quality generator repair service in Overland Park, KS and the surrounding areas. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment.

What Are Some Common Causes of Generator Repair?

Generators are very durable units – some might even call them "tough" – but this doesn’t mean they aren’t impervious to needing repair at some point. One reason your generator may need repair is damage. Storms can drop branches or trees, and if one lands on your generator, it’s going to need help. Another reason your generator may need repair is the development of corrosion. Generators don’t move around, and hopefully yours isn’t used frequently. This can lead to the development of corrosion that can affect components and cause breakdown. Lastly, not scheduling professional maintenance for your generator can lead to the development of issues with your unit.

What Types of Repairs Are Common to Generators?

So what kind of repairs commonly occur with generators? Here is a list of some of them:

  • Blown fuses inside generator – your generator has its own fuse box. If any of these fuses blow, the operation of your generator will be affected.
  • Problems with wires and spark plugs – because your generator doesn’t operate all the time, wires can corrode and fray and spark plugs can become coated with a layer of dust and dirt. These kinds of issues will cause problems with operation.
  • Issues with fuel line – fuel can evaporate inside your generator’s fuel line and create blockages; a fuel line can also suffer damage that can impede its operation.

Signs It’s Time to Call for Generator Help

It isn’t always clear if your generator needs help, particularly if it is still operational. Here are some things to look for/be aware of when checking your generator:

Visible damage – visible damage, like excessive corrosion, dents or any kind of physical trauma to the unit should always be inspected by a trained expert.

Leaks – there are a few fluids flowing through your generator, including lubricants and coolant. If you see any kind of pooling or puddling around or underneath your generator, call for a technician.

Burning smell during operation – a burning smell is never part of the normal operation of your generator. If you do smell something burning, turn the unit off immediately and call us for repair services.