Sometimes DYI costs you more

Came across a opportunity yesterday where a Homeowner did a little DYI on an outlet but the short caused the backup generator to kick in. The answer was a 100 amp breaker in a subpanel box had opened. It cost the HO a service call but it was only a flip of a breaker. Lesson learned here is, know more about your Panel boxes, your Generator and what signals it to come on. Remind, if your Generator runs for more than 5-7 days, it is ready for service maintenance.