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5 Signs Your Generator Needs a Repair in Iowa


With winter storms on the way, it’s a good idea to get some way of keeping your power on. One of the best ways to do this is by installing a standby generator. However, owning a generator is a big responsibility, and you’ll need to care for it. Failing to care for it might mean you won’t get power when you need it most. Experts suggest calling to repair your Iowa home’s generator once or twice a year. However, you may need to call for repairs sooner if you notice any of these warning signs.

Here are five signs you should call us to help you with generator repair for your Iowa home:

Leaking and puddles

When generators get old, they can sometimes develop leaking problems and leak gasses or fluids. These leaks are bad for your generator and can be safety hazards depending on what’s leaking. Give us a call if you notice any strange puddles or the generator is leaking.

Visible damage

It’s no surprise that a damaged-looking generator needs repairs. Your generator should look fine for the first several years of its lifespan. However, falling branches, bad weather, and more are all capable of damaging the generator. Any sort of damaged wiring, water damage, or cracks/dents are worthy of a professional evaluation. Even small dents can cause critical damage to something inside your generator.

General alerts

Unless you work with it often, you likely won’t notice if your generator is damaged. Fortunately, some modern generators run weekly automatic self-tests and notify you if they have a problem. However, it’s also possible you’ll just have to do the test yourself. The generator manufacturer’s instructions should tell you when and how to get their products inspected. You can tweak their instructions to better suit your generator’s usage and needs.

Non-functional electrical components

When inspecting your generator, it’s important to ensure that the electrical components are working properly. A single non-functional component is capable of preventing your generator from working when you need it.

Slow starts

Standby generators start up right when the grid’s power goes out. That means you want little to no delay when the generator starts. When there is a noticeable delay, it’s usually because of engine and battery problems. Battery problems can be especially nasty because they can cause further damage to your generator’s engine if untreated.

Why call Integra to keep my generator healthy?

Electrical systems may be complicated—but that doesn’t mean electrical service has to be. When you call on our Integra professionals, we keep things simple by providing superior service at a price that you can feel good about. At Integra Electrical, we believe that affordability and safety should never be compromised. Bridging the gap between fair prices and valued service, we provide the consistent and customized solutions that Central Iowa homeowners and businesses deserve.

We believe there’s more to business than making a profit. We are a value-driven business dedicated to delivering honesty, integrity, and exceptional service. People first, we commit to providing for you, our customers, our employees, and our community. You deserve the comfort of knowing we’re available whenever you need us. Someone is always answering our phones 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. With our affordable services, you’ll discover that bringing back the light can make all the difference in your home. Call Integra today to learn more about our generator services!