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. 



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:



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.



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. 



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.



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.



Prep for Winter with Emergency Power Generators

    (Provided by Steven Nameroff - Thursday, September 08, 2016)

Power Generators are a Necessity for Winter

Winter is a force of nature to be dealt with and readied for. All over the country, people are taking this mild Fall time to ready their homes and businesses for winter. 

Electrical storms will cause power outages.  Frozen pipes will affect many with no water, or damage to the building structure.  Non-working furnaces will make everyone uncomfortable. 
Now is the time to initiate proactive measures to maintain your business during the long winter months ahead. 



Why Healthcare Facilities Should Have Generators

    (Provided by Steven Nameroff - Monday, September 05, 2016)

power generators

Obviously, the main priority for health care professionals is to keep their patients safe and promote health. What happens if there is a power outage? All measures should be taken to keep patients in the best health. All health care professionals should take the necessary precautions by having a back up generator to use if necessary. Not only are people’s lives at risk but also critical communication is compromised and key data can be lost.

Hurricane Sandy revealed that most healthcare facilities were not well equipped for a disaster. Health and Human Services note in their “Hospital Emergency Preparedness & Response During Superstorm Sandy” report,




Power Generator Installation & Safety Tips

    (Provided by Steven Nameroff - Thursday, September 01, 2016)

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Proper installation of your generator is critical in order to avoid a fire, damage to electrical equipment, injury, and death.

Poisoning from carbon monoxide due to un-ventilated exhaust is possible.  A CO detector can tell you when a carbon monoxide leak is present.  This should be tested monthly.  Generators should never be installed indoors or outdoors near windows or intake vents.  Keep plenty of space open around the generator for air flow.

Make sure the generator is properly grounded.  The generator should be kept dry.  Wet conditions can cause a short circuit and subsequent fire.



Emergency Power Generators Essential for Schools

    (Provided by Steven Nameroff - Wednesday, August 31, 2016)

Emergency Power Generators

A power outage had hundreds of young children camping out at their school for hours not too long ago.  The power outage which began at about 6:30 a.m. to greet the youngsters as they arrived at school, bypassed estimates of officials of a couple of hours, lasting into the afternoon.

The lights were off, the systems were down, and the restrooms were inoperable.  Flashlights and lanterns were donned by school officials to keep the classrooms in a teaching mode, while children delighted at the “camp out”. 






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