Severe Storms, Power Outages & Backup Generators

    (Provided by Steven Nameroff - Wednesday, October 05, 2016)

power outage

A power outage usually results from weather, man-made or natural disasters, or actions at your site that can disrupt your operations. Businesses should have a program in place to compensate for their loss of power if a disaster strikes. The purchase, operation, and maintenance of a power generator will be a key element in any recovery from a power outage.

A commercial power generator should be an important part of any business dependent upon power for its needs. Along with that, is the responsibility to properly install and maintain your power generator to avoid any safety and health issues. Appropriate ventilation is critical in order to avoid the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning from a power generator’s exhaust.

The appropriate time to maintain any emergency response element is when it is not being used. Keeping your power generator in good working order before a disaster should happen will allow your business to reap the benefits of being prepared to provide power during any type of disaster.


It is also important to prepare a complete assessment of the power needs of your business in order to purchase an appropriate power generator. Will your business require a backup power generator, usually 15 kilowatts, and 240 volts, easily to be moved to a temporary location or facility, or a permanent type of generator where it can operate with the usage of a transfer switch, sensing the power.
 

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How Prepared Are You For A Natural Disaster?

    (Provided by Steven Nameroff - Wednesday, October 05, 2016)

Hurricane Disaster

During the 3rd Annual National Preppers and Survivalist Expo in Tulsa Okla., Bob Gaskin, the founder of the Black Dog Survival School told onlooker that 80% of the population would not survive the first 100 days of the apocalypse.

Although this statement may sound a little extreme, it rings true. With natural disasters such as Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Sandy uprooting entire regions, leaving them feeling rather post-apocalyptic and desolate. Being prepared isn’t just for guys in beards who live in bunkers anymore.

For survivors of natural disasters, stockpiling food and water and buying expensive solar-powered generators doesn’t seem so crazy. Americans who haven’t experienced the devastation and deprivation that comes with natural disasters, may not be as eager to prepare for an oncoming disaster. What sort of ways are you prepared for disaster, if any at all? 

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Power Generators Need Regular Maintenance

    (Provided by Steven Nameroff - Wednesday, October 05, 2016)

Power Generator Maintenance

Sure, you know how imperative it is to have an emergency power generator installed in your home, office or business.  Sure, you know how they can prevent blackouts and keep you heated during the winter.  But, now that you have one, do you know how to keep it running?


Tons of consumers don’t, as statistics have shown.  These things need regular maintenance.  Luckily, companies like Power Plus who provide a great array of power generators for all uses and services have on hand staff that are not only well-trained, but will take care of any hassles for you.
 

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Power Generators Keeping You Out of the Dark

    (Provided by Steven Nameroff - Tuesday, October 04, 2016)

Emergency Backup Power

An average power outage in the US affects over 50,000 people and businesses. It can last from a few hours to two weeks.  These power outages have increased 124% over the last 20 years.
 
In this modern era, electricity is now a necessity and being without it can present a severe hardship on homes and businesses. Standby or Portable power generators can minimize impacts to your business or home during a power outage.

Usually homes can get by with a portable power generator due to their limited electrical needs.  Commercial power generators produce the large amounts of power that can meet the needs of a business or institution. A three-phase generator is commonly utilized in bigger buildings.

Standby generators
are usually linked to homes or buildings and will turn on automatically during a power outage.  Portable generators are usually stored until the need arises.  Most power generators can be equipped with a muffler to alleviate noise.  Generators that are liquid cooled will produce less noise than other types of generators. 

Power generators
conveniently provide power when there is none.  The type of generator you need to meet your needs requires careful consideration of output, safety, and fuel.  In addition, storage requirements need to be met in order to prevent exposure to fumes. 
 

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Emergency Preparedness 101

    (Provided by Steven Nameroff - Monday, October 03, 2016)

Emergency Checklist

Through the storm seasons, emergency preparedness is a must.  But do you already know what to do? Leading temporary power solution providers such as Power Plus have many types of power generators for to meet your needs.  So that’s the first thing you want to look into: make sure you have a power generator installed to make sure you’re not left with hot water, warmth and electricity!

Also, if you’re expecting a child, you have to look into a backup plan in case something goes wrong.  Have a family disaster plan!

Websites such as FEMA, Disaster Assistance and the Red Cross provide a multitude of resources to help you, your family or your business in the case of an emergency.  Research the dos and don’ts.  Make sure you know where your nearest shelters are.  Buy canned foods.  Have a first-aid kit on hand. 

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How to Effectively Repair Your Portable Generator

    (Provided by Steven Nameroff - Thursday, September 15, 2016)

Generator Installation and Repair

Portable generators are perfect for outdoor concerts, parties, events and schools. We at Power Plus cannot stress the importance of local schools and online schools to have reliable backup power systems.

Local schools teaching and educating "on campus" are different than schools who rely on "online education". The loss of power can be detrimental to both location based education and online home-schooling. In fact, anyone who has been without electricity knows how important backup power generators are.


The following maintenance steps can help you familiarize yourself with what can go wrong and what to do when problems arise:
 

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Portable Diesel Generators & Power Distribution

    (Provided by Steven Nameroff - Tuesday, September 13, 2016)

Industrial Power Generators

When renting a portable diesel generator you need to consider how you are going to get the power from the generator to your project or event. There are several ways to use a portable diesel generator and knowing exactly how much power and where you will need it, is important information when determining what additional distribution equipment will be needed.

You need to figure out how far away from the rental generator you need the power. Do you need power in more then one location?

What will you be connecting and how much power do you need at each location?

Most portable rental generators have a place to plug in several standard three prong extension cords as well as one or two 50 amp twist lock outlets.


In some cases that is enough but depending on all the power needs you may need more receptacles. This is where a knowledgeable generator rental company like Power Plus can be of great value. They will ask the right questions to distribute the power correctly and safely on your job site or event.
 

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Emergency Power Generators for Schools

    (Provided by Steven Nameroff - Sunday, September 11, 2016)

Power Generators for Schools

Most schools have fire alarms, phone systems, computer networks and emergency lighting.  Lights in hallways usually have a backup battery for a power outage

A standby generator using natural gas or diesel fuel, will keep power flowing to the heating system, cooling system, refrigeration, security systems and elevator systems.  In addition it will safeguard any electronics in the classrooms to prevent damage and loss of data. 
 

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The Importance of Professional Generator Maintenance & Repair

    (Provided by Steven Nameroff - Saturday, September 10, 2016)

Generator Maintenance and Repair

Regular generator maintenance and generator repair for critical power applications has become somewhat basic and routine for most critical power consumers. Unfortunately, less emphasis today is placed on the professional service aspect of generator maintenance and more on the cheapest price.

In fact, many companies today naively – some may say blindly – trust their “low bid” generator service providers to keep their backup generators in prime condition and ready to run at a moment’s notice. The fact of the matter is when disaster strikes and circumstances beyond anyone’s control results in a power outage, your backup generator needs to start and be ready to run for an undetermined amount of time.
 

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Tips to Help the Environment with Your Generator

    (Provided by Steven Nameroff - Friday, September 09, 2016)

Power Generators

What on Earth are you doing? Most of us have been asked a variation of this question in regards to how we are negatively affecting the environment. The good news is there is always a solution to any problem. In case you don't believe we consume more than we give, take a look at the following facts.

According to the U.S. Energy Information Agency, the U.S. consumed approximately seven billion barrels worth of petroleum-based products in 2014. As a byproduct of its prodigious petroleum usage, some 1.3 billion gallons of waste oil is produced in the U.S. annually. This waste oil breaks down into three main categories: motor oil, industrial oil and cooking oil.
 

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