When’s the Last Time You Had Your Generator Serviced?

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Hurricane season is upon us once again here in Southeastern Louisiana.

Even though it’s been years since we’ve experienced a severe hurricane, you never know when the next big one is going to hit and knock out power to Northshore and Southshore homes for weeks, much less when we’ll experience a smaller storm, which can still deny us access to electricity for days.

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If you’re one of the local residents who’s invested in a whole home backup generator so you can avoid “camping” out in your home after a hurricane, you need to make sure you have that important equipment serviced regularly to ensure it will work properly when you and your family need it most.


So, when is the last time you had your generator professionally serviced?

All whole home backup generator manufacturers will tell you that their appliances need to be serviced on a regular basis.

The exact interval at which service is needed will vary depending on the make and model you have installed, but in general, generators need to at least have periodic oil and filter changes to ensure they’ll work day in and day out when you need them most.

The specific maintenance instructions for your generator can be found in it’s manual – you know, that big booklet that’s likely been collecting dust on the top of your refrigerator or stuffed in the back of your junk drawer.

At Benfatti, we’re experienced in servicing a wide variety of whole home backup generators, so we have the knowledge to know when your generator needs service based on the last time it was professionally maintained.

And if it’s been a while since your generator has kicked in to provide backup power, you’ll definitely want it checked out sooner rather than later before the next big storm makes its way across the Northshore or Metro New Orleans.


Don’t Have a Whole Home Backup Generator, But Want One?

If you haven’t yet made the investment in a backup generator for your home, but are interested in selecting one, you can trust us to help find the best solution for your family’s unique needs. We’ve been servicing the Covington, Mandeville, and Metro New Orleans since 1989, and not only have we weathered a lot of tropical storms and hurricanes, but we’ve installed backup generators in homes of all types and sizes in Southeastern Louisiana.

The benefits of installing a whole home backup generator pretty much speak for themselves.

When the next hurricane hits, instead of relying on an ice chest to keep your food cold, your BBQ grill to warm up food,  and having the entire family sleep in the one room with a window A/C unit, you can rely on your home’s full electricity capabilities to keep the refrigerator running, the TV and electronics powered, and most importantly, that ever-so-needed air conditioner.

While your neighbors will be sweating, suffering and wasting food that has spoiled because their refrigerators and deep freezers are no long cold, you’ll be cool, calm and collected in your home.


Contact Us With Any Questions About Whole Home Backup Generators

Whether it’s been a while since you’ve had your whole home backup generator serviced, or you’re interested in investing in one to keep your family comfortable, we’re happy to lend an ear and answer your questions about generator maintenance and installation.

Just give us a call at either (985) 646-0540 on the Northshore, or (504) 241-3135 on the Southshore.