Starting a Commercial Generator

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Commercial generators can provide power to businesses during emergencies. However, if the business owner doesn’t know how to start the generator, then it isn’t much use. This video shows how a commercial generator service technician starts up a commercial generator so business owners aren’t caught flat-footed in the event of a power outage.

There are a few operational checks to conduct before you start the generator. First, use the electronic menu to see how many hours of power the generator can supply to your business. Next, check the oil levels of the generator to make sure it’s full. Like an automotive engine, your generator will not be able to run properly with insufficient oil levels.

Check the coolant levels to make sure the generator doesn’t overheat and cause even more damage to you business. If there are any leaks, you will need to call a generator service technician or find a temporary fix. Check the air filter, too. Dust and other debris will inhibit the function of the generator.

Remove the belt shroud and check the belt for any fraying or cracks. Make sure it’s taught. Then check the temperature and battery voltage on the unit. For more information, check out the video in the link above.

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