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Southern Maryland Generator Repair Service

At Boothe's Heating, Air, Plumbing, Drains, & Electrical, we understand you need your generator to function properly at all times. These appliances are critical to your home’s safety and security, especially when you live in an area like Southern Maryland where power outages can occur. We offer whole home generator repair and service to our customers to ensure that you're never left in the dark. 

 

A backup generator is designed to provide your home with a reliable source of power during outages or emergencies. However, if your generator fails to work when you need it the most, it can lead to a variety of problems and inconveniences. 

 

  • Without a functioning generator, your home may be left without power for an extended period, causing discomfort due to lack of heating or cooling, spoiled food in your refrigerator and freezer, and potential damage to sensitive electronic devices from power surges when electricity is restored. 

  • Additionally, a non-functioning generator can compromise the safety and security of your home, as security systems may be left inoperative and exterior lighting may not function, making your property more vulnerable to break-ins. 

  • If you rely on powered medical equipment or work from home, a failed generator can have serious consequences for your health and productivity.

It's crucial to ensure that your backup generator is well-kept and ready to perform when needed to avoid these issues and maintain a comfortable, safe, and functional living environment. Schedule your generator repair service with us today!

 



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Reasons Why a Generator Might Not Work Properly

When the power goes out, a generator can be a lifesaver, providing much-needed electricity to keep your home running smoothly. However, like any piece of equipment, generators can sometimes fail to perform as expected. Understanding the potential issues that may cause your generator not to work is essential for troubleshooting and ensuring that you're prepared for unexpected power outages. Here are common reasons why a generator might not work and how we can help solve these issues for you:

 

Low Oil Levels

One of the first things we check when we're called out to a generator repair is the oil level. Low oil levels can cause your generator to overheat and even shut down. Our experts at Boothe's can check your oil level and top it up if necessary. We'll also ensure that the oil filter is clean and functioning correctly.

 

Low Fuel Levels

Another common reason why your generator may not be working is low fuel levels. This may seem obvious, but it's something that can easily be overlooked. Our technicians will check your fuel levels and make sure that your generator is receiving the correct fuel flow. We'll also check that all fuel lines and filters are clean and clear.

 

Dead Battery

A dead battery is another reason why your generator may not be working. Batteries tend to discharge over time, especially if they're not used regularly. We'll check your battery to ensure that it's fully charged and functioning correctly. If necessary, we'll replace it with a new one.

 

Clogged Air Filter

A clogged air filter can prevent your generator from starting or cause it to stall. Our experts will check your air filter and clean or replace it as needed. We'll also ensure that no debris or dirt is clogging up the air intake.

 

Dirty Spark Plug

A dirty or fouled spark plug is another common reason why your generator may not be starting. Our technicians will check your spark plug and replace it if necessary. We'll also ensure that the spark plug wire is properly connected and that there are no other electrical issues.

 

Clogged Carburetor

A clogged carburetor can prevent fuel from flowing properly to your generator's engine. Our experts will clean your carburetor and ensure that the fuel passages are clear. We'll also check that the gaskets and seals are functioning correctly.

 

Choke Lever in the Wrong Position

The choke lever controls the amount of air and fuel that's sent to the engine during startup. If it's in the wrong position, your generator may not start or may run poorly. Our technicians will check the choke lever and ensure that it's in the correct position.

 

Quality Whole Home Generator Repair

At Boothe's, we have years of experience repairing and servicing generators in Southern Maryland. We understand the importance of having a generator that's working correctly, especially during times of power outages. Our team of experts will diagnose and repair any issues with your generator to ensure that it's functioning properly.

 

In addition to generator repair, we also offer generator service to ensure that your generator stays in top condition. Our service includes regular maintenance, such as oil and filter changes, spark plug replacement, and air filter cleaning.

 

Schedule Generator Service Today

If you're experiencing any issues with your generator, don't hesitate to call Boothe's. Our team of experts will diagnose and repair any issues to ensure that you're never left in the dark during a power outage. Contact us today for whole home generator repair and service in Southern Maryland.