If you own a backup or standby generator, then it’s important to have it serviced regularly. If you’ve taken the initiative to schedule your first generator service appointment, then you’re already on the right track. Since it’s your first time, though, it’s natural to wonder what you should do in order to prepare. Here’s what you should do.
Clear Anything That’s Blocking Your Generator
Generator techs are not responsible for shoveling your snow or moving clutter out of the way. In order for them to do their job effectively, your generator needs to be easily accessible. If there’s a bunch of snow or heavy items obstructing the path to your generator, then you must remove it beforehand.
Have Your Generator Key Handy
Before the tech services your generator, they’ll need to open the lock that’s protecting it. While most techs will come prepared to do this themselves, it’s always a good idea to have your key handy. Just as a mechanic will ask for your car keys, so too would a generator tech ask if you have your generator keys.
Remember Your ID & Account Number
As a general rule of thumb, whenever a serviceman comes to your house, always have a photo ID ready for them, and ask for them to present one to you as well. Just as policemen appreciate when you keep your hands on the wheel during a pull-over, so too do service men appreciate it when you can verify your identity, and in turn, their safety. In recent years, there have been startling reports of impostors posing as servicemen in order to commit theft. To avoid this from happening to you, always ask the service tech for proper identification.
Schedule Generator Service With CT Generator Service
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