Generator Repair, Maintenance, Service & Installation


A standby commercial generator keeps your power on and your business open during an outage. It’s installed outside your business (like an AC unit) and comes on automatically — whether you’re open or closed. All within seconds of a power outage.

Emergency and standby generators are usually stationary units hard wired into the building’s electrical distribution system through a transfer switch. Automatic Transfer Switches (ATS) are the most common type of transfer switches used for these applications. An ATS can provide a signal for the generator to start and transfer the load from the main supply to the generator.

Improper or poorly maintained generator sets are more prone to failure and are more likely to fail when needed most. The most common engine failures can be attributed to the starting, cooling, lubrication or fuel delivery systems. Failure of the electric generator is often attributed to excessive moisture in the generator windings. These types of failures can be minimized or prevented, by implementing regularly scheduled, comprehensive, generator maintenance and testing programs.

Implementing a regular maintenance program is important in ensuring that your emergency generator works when you need it.


Much like a car, a standby generator is powered by an internal combustion engine and requires maintenance. Regular oil, air filter and spark plug changes are an important part of maintaining a generator. But similar to a car, it is also important to periodically check and maintain other integral components of the system to ensure longevity, safety and manufacturer warranty compliance.

Your Rush Power service technician will perform periodic internal visual inspections while performing maintenance on your generator. Routine maintenance will be performed as well as manufacturer-required service and testing on all generator and automatic transfer switch components.