Generator Installations, Services and Repairs

Generator Specialists

Are you thinking of beating load shedding by installing a generator? Or do you perhaps need your generator serviced or repaired? Then you have come to the right place.

  • Service and Supply both diesel and petrol generators
  • Have great prices while not sacrificing quality
  • Can service and supply both portable and fixed generators
  • They supply and maintain both Large Brands and alternative brands.

For the best generator suppliers, installers, service and repair agents contact Home Fix Crew today and we will connect you with a leading Generator expert in your area

All types and sizes of Generators

A generator acts as backup power when a blackout or load shedding prevents the grid from sending electricity to your home as usual. Generators operate by burning fuel and transforming the engine’s mechanical energy into electrical energy that may be utilised to power various electrical devices.

The two main types of generators are portable and standby/fixed.

Portable Generators – Portable generators are mostly used off-site or to provide power to a few outlets during outages or load-shedding. Most portable generators:

  • Normally used to power only essentials 
  • Some models have electrical starters but most are pull-start
  • Due to exhaust emissions, it should only be placed outside.
  • Can easily be moved or transported
  • Can be integrated into DB board or provide power via an extension cable 

  • Standby Generators or fixed Generators – Are placed outside of your residence or place of business and will automatically switch between grid power and backup power. Standby Generators:

    • Mostly diesel-powered but some petrol units are available.
    • Has Electric start with a battery and can be set up to start automatically during grid failure
    • Will be installed permanently in a fixed location
    • Diesel models use far less fuel than their petrol equivalent 
    • Fixed or Static generators can be set up to power your whole premises or only selected essentials 
  • Our Partners can supply, install, service and maintain both Mobile and Static Generators of any size and fuel type.

    Your generator will be able to power your home or place of business whenever the power goes out, whether it’s due to load shedding, a storm, or any other grid issues. This has a lot of benefits.

    • Can help reduce the impact load shedding has on production
    • Can provide electricity to essential medical equipment during power outages
    • Prevent food from spoiling by being able to run refrigerators and freezers
    • Will be able to keep your office or home climatized and create a comfortable environment.
    • Can improve safety with maintained lighting
    • Can improve security by maintaining power to the camera and other security systems  
  • Benefits of servicing your generator regularly

    Maintaining and servicing a generator is an important part that is often neglected. Maintaining and serving a generator correctly and on time will ensure:

    • That The Generator functions correctly when the grid fails and you are not left without power
    • Will prevent general fuel problems that are often tied to inactivity and irregular use and servicing
    • That the Generator lasts as long as possible with the least amount of repairs.
    • That the Generator operates as efficiently as possible saving you money on fuel
    • That the installation will be as safe as possible with the lowest chance of electrocution.
    • The lowest possibility of a fire hazard especially when starting in the middle of the night or when nobody is on the premises.
  • Simply purchasing and installing a generator is not enough. You have to take good care of it to make sure it runs perfectly. Get your generator serviced before a problem arises.

On-Site and Off-Site Generator Maintenance and Repairs

It doesn’t matter if you need a permanent standby unit serviced or repaired at your home or business or if you have a portable generator that needs maintenance at our partners’ facilities a trusted Local Pros partner can get it done quickly and affordable. Here are some advantages and disadvantages of both on-site and off-site servicing and repairs:

On-Site Servicing and Repairs:

  • 24/7 call-out service 
  • Can perform general inspections, minor and Major services and any repairs on-site. 
  • Our partners have a wide variety of spare parts on hand.
  • Stationary generators do not need to be moved or disconnected
  • Additional cost for travelling to you 

Off-Site Servicing and Repairs:

  • No call-out fee
  • Quick diagnostic tools
  • Perfect for mobile units 
  • No appointment required

Contact us today for all on-site and off-site repairs.

Maintenance Schedule for Generators in South African working environments.

Servicing and maintaining your generator regularly is very important, especially with the increased use of a generator during high levels of load shedding. Below is our recommendation for generator maintenance under current working conditions.

Monthly inspection consisting of:

  • Cleaning of generator unit 
  • Check oil levels 
  • Check water levels 
  • Check fuel filters and drain water traps
  • Revise belts and tensioners 
  • Check Battery 
  • General revision of generator 
  • Check for any leaks or abnormalities
  • Check Control Panel and Electrical installation

Quarterly service consisting of:

  • All of the above monthly checkups 
  • Replace oil and coolant
  • Replace oil and air filters

Annual service consisting of:

  • All of the monthly checkups and quarterly maintenance 
  • Check fuel lines 
  • Adjust valvetrain clearances
  • Inspection and cleaning of the fuel tank

We recommend always staying up to date with your generator maintenance. This ensures smooth operation and longevity of the Generator.

Typical Generator failures  

Even if a generator is maintained correctly it will sometimes fail. These failures can often be difficult to diagnose and repair. We recommend contacting a Home Fix Crew partner for quick and easy diagnosis and repair. Here are some of the most common failures:

  • Wires can rust, tear, or cut. The damaged wiring needs immediate repair. Poor wiring causes low voltage alerts, broken gauges, and tripped breakers.
  • Fuel Failures are very common with various types of fuel tank contamination being the most frequent source.  Algae, bugs, and sediments can clog fuel lines and carburettors as well.
  • Belt Failures are very common, especially where the energy from the engine is transferred to the generator via a belt drive. 
  • Battery failures are quite common and can lead to many problems. Batteries should be replaced at least every 3 years to ensure reliable startup and operation.
  • Burnt components are also quite common because many components will be exposed to high-heat environments.
  • Engine failure is also very common on generators that were not serviced and maintained correctly.

Any of these issues can be fixed by a vetted Home Fix Crew partner in your area by contacting us today.

Why select a Home Fix Crew partner to Install, Service or Repair your Generator?

You might find it hard to locate a reliable Generator Supplier and Maintenance Expert. That is where Home Fix Crew comes in. We have vetted Generator Experts across South Africa and selected leading Generator Experts in each area to join our network. Selecting a Local Pros partner will ensure that:

  • Customer satisfaction is a priority
  • Work is performed by qualified electricians and technicians with many years of experience.
  • Prices are affordable while maintaining a quality service.
  • COC certificates will be issued upon completion of installation.
  • All contractors are vetted with an excellent track record.
  • You will be given great advice on purchasing, maintaining and repairing a generator.
  • 24/7 on-site emergency service is available
  • Installation and servicing of both single-and-three-phase static and mobile generators 
  • They have a wide variety of spare parts on hand and should be able to repair most problems without waiting for parts.

These are just some of the advantages of working with a Local Pros partner. Contact us today for an obligation-free quote from a vetted partner in your area

How much does cost to purchase, install service and repair a Generator?

There are many factors that influence the cost of buying, maintaining, and repairing a generator, including its type, brand, size and the current state of the generator. Below we list some common scenarios that you might find. For more info please visit our pricing pages for

Generator Purchase and Installation cos

A generator for home or small business use might cost anywhere from R6000 and R50000.

Depending on the generator brand, a 5.5kVA portable generator without integration into the electrical installation might cost between R9000 and R15000. A manual changeover switch that integrates the generator into the DB board costs an additional R4000 to R5000. Lastly, the same size generator with automatic start and switchover is priced at R25000, with installation charges starting at R10000

Generator Service Cost

The cost for a monthly inspection can be as little as R300 for an inspection at a partners workshop or R600

Depending on whether the generator is serviced on-site or off-site, its size, and the replacement parts required, the cost for a minor service of a generator ranges from R650 to R1500+.

Depending on the size of the generator and whether the service is carried out on-site or off-site, the price of a Major service ranges from R1000 to R3000+.

Generator Repair Cost 

Depending on your location and whether the call-out is after hours, the normal call-out price for on-site generator repairs can range from R650 to R1500+.

Typically, you will be charged by the hour for the time it takes to complete the repair, with hourly prices ranging from R350 to R1000 an hour depending on whether the repair is done on-site or in the workshop, and whether it is during regular business hours or after hours. You will also be billed for any replacement parts that are required.

 It does not matter if you need a generator installed, serviced or repaired our trusted partners have got you covered. Contact Local Pros today and we will connect you with a leading Generator Expert in your area.