Service Guide for Generators

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It’s almost unimaginable to live without electricity. Generators are portable sources of electricity and is the ideal back-up to ensure power in any circumstance. Generator installation is necessary when areas are being developed, electricity lines have not been installed and when utility infrastructures fail. Expert technical knowledge and safety guidelines are necessary during generator installation processes.

Popular Generator Services Include:

Supply petrol and diesel generators

Generator installers supply a range of generators to the public. This is essential in South Africa where power surges and shortages regularly occur. These units also help in times when the weather damages power lines. A variety of generators is available to suit everyone’s requirements:

  • Petrol generators
  • Diesel generators
  • Generators for residential use
  • Generator large enough for commercial and even industrial use

Installation of generators

Generators need expert installation. Knowledge of electricity is needed and the final product must adhere to South Africa’s health & safety requirements. Generator installers are trained technicians and can certify safe procedures are followed.

Transporting of generators

Generators are huge components. Not all South Africans can fit them into their vehicles. Suppliers offer a transport service to the site where the generator will be used.

Maintenance on generators

The South African climate can damage a generator. The sun’s heat isn’t ideal and rain can cause rust to appear. Contractors offer maintenance services for generators, so you can be sure the unit is in safe working order at all times.

Generator rental

Not all South Africans require a generator fulltime. It may only be necessary for a certain event, where power outages can’t be tolerated. Contractors who do generator installations also offer these units for hire.

5 Tips when in need of a Generator

1. Discuss the size you need

Your generator installer should help you decide what size generator is ideal for your situation. The contractor can ask about the possible uses and tell you how strong the generator should be. Don’t waste money by purchasing one that’s too big, or doesn’t deliver enough power for your requirements.

2. Plan its placement

Some generators are huge. You need to allocate space to it that’s out of the way, so it doesn’t ruin a building’s aesthetics. It should also be far enough from buildings so the sound doesn’t disturb you.

3. Think ahead

If you need a generator to power your business, think about growth opportunities in the near future. Will the generator deliver adequate power for your new ventures? You may want to purchase one slightly bigger than necessary, to prevent future discomfort.

4. Remember the fuel

Generators require fuel—diesel or petrol—to work. Don’t make the mistake of running out of fuel on a busy work day. Keep fuel on site and plan ahead, so your routine isn’t disrupted by a generator that can’t do its job.

5. Have an electrician on standby

A generator is a powerful and dangerous unit. You may want to keep an electrician—or the installation company—on your speed dial. If something goes wrong, you can quickly call for assistance.

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