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Generators for Winter Storm Season

Joseph Coupal - Monday, November 11, 2019
South Shore Generators - Wareham, Boston, MA

Winter is fast approaching and can extend far into the spring when anywhere from 10-16 storms could strike with the intensity of wind, ice and snow. During storms like this, grid failures can be expected. If you are running a business, this is reason enough to consider getting generators in-place in advance.

South Shore Generator offers knowledge of generator systems and a huge inventory for all types of industries. This is a rising need in a competitive market because businesses can suffer significant revenue and reputation loss by not being prepared for storm-related power outages. Business operators realize the importance of having a reliable and quickly executable power contingency plan. Commercial generators are top of the list for contingency planning to guarantee continued business operations during storms. Industrial generators allow businesses to immediately respond to power loss with no interruption to production. When the need arises, the generator will jump into action without loss time.

Time is crucial to business operations and storm-related downtime can dramatically affect profit and productivity as well as increase storm-related damage. If you want to secure your business and decrease the risk of operational downtime, consider commercial generators before winter starts. Contact South Shore Generator for more details.

Portable Generators Keep Businesses Running in Winter

Joseph Coupal - Monday, November 04, 2019
South Shore Generator in Wareham, MA

Thank goodness that hurricane season is coming to an end, but that doesn't mean business operators can relax when it comes to the risk that the weather poses to operating a business. Winter storms can impact Boston businesses even more than hurricanes. The wind, snow, ice, and rain during winter storms can take their toll on electrical infrastructure causing outages that can last for hours or days.

To ensure business continuity, business owners should consider installing portable generators as part of their business contingency plan. Contingency planning to include emergency power generation vs struggling at the last minute to rent emergency generators makes perfect sense. Regional businesses should take a look at the portable generator inventory and consult with our technicians for help devising a plan prior to the arrival of the first winter storm.

Contact South Shore Generator for more information on options that will guarantee your business continuity throughout the upcoming winter and beyond.

Portable Generators Are Economical Power Solutions During Outages

Joseph Coupal - Monday, October 28, 2019
South Shore Generator - Kohler Pro7.5e portable generator

Power outages are constant threat when running a business, big or small. In order to prevent downtime in your business’ operation, especially during peak demand, business owners and operators should invest in portable commercial generators.

In businesses with tight production deadlines, it is imperative to be able to remain up-and-running despite unplanned outages. Deadlines must be met without interruption or delay. The effects can be devastating when an unexpected and prolonged power failure occurs. Power outages cause costly production delays and damage to credibility. Portable generators provide effective and immediate solutions to these critical situations.

It makes financial sense, especially for small businesses, businesses trying to infiltrate a market, or businesses with critical operations to consider portable generators. Contact South Shore Generator in Wareham, MA for more information.

Generators Keep Business Running During a Power Outage

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, October 22, 2019
South Shore Generator in Wareham, MA - Portable Generators

For companies, a power outage can be catastrophic to sales goals. They disrupt operations and can cause damage to equipment. Worse, they almost always result in decreased profits. All business operations rely on electric power. Fortunately, there are backup portable generators that can be used for safe and effective temporary power solutions.

During unexpected events or planned maintenance generator rentals will keep business running during an outage. Companies have the option to purchase backup generators for contingency usage.

Power interruptions are an inconvenience when business managers are caught off-guard. For all types of businesses, the best way to deal with an unexpected power outage is a backup generator. Closing during an outage is not an option for companies with a large customer base so it is imperative to have portable generators in place.

To find out more about portable generators, contact South Shore Generator in Wareham, MA.

Generators Provide Power During Winter Storms

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, October 15, 2019
South Shore Generator in Wareham, MA

Power outages can be very stressful for businesses, especially during the winter. Strong winds and heavy snowfalls uproot poles and damage power lines. Oftentimes, power cannot be immediately restored because of the extent of the damage. In these scenarios, companies should have generators in place for backup emergency power.

Portable generators are strategically engineered to function optimally even over extended use. In the situations when power outages extend for longer periods, portable generators provide the needed back-up power for businesses to keep operations up and running.

Businesses can keep refrigeration, theft prevention systems, heat, and servers running with back-up commercial generators during winter storms. For winter power you can depend on, contact South Shore Generator in Wareham, MA.

Winter Weather Generator Care FAQ

Joseph Coupal - Monday, October 07, 2019
South Shore Generator - Kohler Pro7.5e portable generator

Fall is here and soon winter storms will bring strong, damaging winds, heavy snowfall, significant icing and coastal flooding. We've put together a list of FAQs to help homeowners ensure their KOHLER generators are ready for severe winter weather and impending power outages.

Q: Do I need to clear the snow from the intake and exhaust vents?

A: YES - It is essential for generator cooling. Permanent damage is possible if the unit overheats.

Q: How do I manually "power off" the generator set?

A: Open the generator hood or access door and flip the circuit breaker to the "off" position (you'll find the breaker near the digital controller). This shuts off power to the house (the load). It's a good idea to run the generator with no load for 2-5 minutes. Then press the "off" button on the controller.

Q: How long can my generator run before I need to check the oil?

A: We recommend checking the oil level after every 8-24 hours of operation, depending on the size and model of the generator. Oil change and filter change frequency and other routine maintenance varies per model, especially during periods of extended power outage. Check the Operation Manual included with your generator for a complete list of required maintenance procedures and schedules.

Q: How do I check the engine oil?

A: (1) Power off the generator and let the engine sit for two minutes to settle the oil. Pull the dipstick from the back of the engine and wipe with a clean rag. Insert the dipstick back into the dipstick tube and pull it out. Note the crosshatching on the end of the dipstick, from "F" (Full) to "L" (Low), and see where the oil level falls. Add oil if the dipstick indicates that the oil level is low. (See What type of oil should I use in my generator?)

(2) Locate the yellow oil-access cap on the front of the engine (look for the oil can icon). Add a few ounces of oil, then recheck the oil level by inserting and removing the dipstick. Add oil until the level is near "F." Do not overfill the engine.

(3) When you're finished adding oil, make sure the dipstick and oil access cap are securely in place. Push the AUTO button to place the generator back in standby mode. If the utility power is still out, the generator will start within three seconds. After the generator starts, move the circuit breaker to the ON position so the generator is now supplying power to the house.

For more details on generators for back-up power, contact South Shore Generator in Wareham, MA.

Source: kohlerpower.com

Generators as Back-up Power This Winter

Joseph Coupal - Monday, September 30, 2019
South Shore Generators - Wareham, Boston, MA

In business, there can be no shortage in power. Competition is fierce, so companies must remain operating even during outages. However, unexpected events happen. During storms or system maintenance, companies can make use of backup commercial generators for back-up power.

Another application for portable generators is when back-up power is needed for supplemental purposes and when under maintenance instead of using facility loads. With backup industrial generators in place, power to the building will not be impaired by unexpected trips in the system.

Competition in business is tough and each company must be prepared. By choosing to put-in-place back-up generators, companies will not suffer losses from outages. Buying standby generators is practical for businesses that want to minimize business costs due to outages. Power outages and other emergency situations occur randomly and unexpectedly, be prepared.

For more details on generators for back-up power, contact South Shore Generator in Wareham, MA.

Stay Vigilant During Hurricane Season

Joseph Coupal - Monday, September 30, 2019

Atlantic hurricane season can last through November. Before a storm strikes, make sure you and your family are prepared:

  • Build an emergency kit with essential items you and your family will need for at least 72 hours.
  • Charge your mobile phone and have a supplemental accessory battery to recharge it. Add any key numbers you might need during a potential power outage to your phone’s contact list.
  • Stay as far away as possible from fallen tree limbs and downed electrical wires, as well as anything they are touching. Notify local fire, police and Eversource about downed power lines.
  • If you do lose power, unplug your appliances to reduce the likelihood of a power surge when electricity returns.
  • Download the Eversource mobile app from the App Store or Google Play and make it a part of your storm preparation kit to check on outages and restoration times.

We’re always working to improve our system, including making significant investments in automated switching to reroute power during outages and restore as many customers as possible more quickly than before.

Need help planning for emergencies? Contact South Shore Generator in Wareham, MA.

The Glynnt Festival

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, September 25, 2019
The Glynnt Festival

Join us for a festival celebrating the life of Joshua Glynn. A man whose foundation was built on love and music.

About this Event

Joshua loved music and spent most of his 32 ¾ years with music at his core. Josh’s second love was helping those in need and most especially orphans and widows. He worked in Mexico, Kenya, South Africa, and Haiti at orphanages bringing a piece of Joy to all he encountered. He also spent time at the Boys and Girls Club of Plymouth during an earlier music program.

This Glynnt Festival is a tribute and a fundraiser for his Memorial Foundation. This fund lead by his father Matt Glynn is raising money to build amazing music based learning spaces starting right here in Plymouth, MA.

Glynnt will be a festival you won't soon forget! Four bands, Food Trucks, Beer and Wine Garden all right on the beautiful Plymouth waterfront down at Plymouth Station also known as Cordage Park.

Check out this lineup!!

  • Young Frontier
  • Old Fox Band
  • QuadraFunk
  • Aldous Collins Band

The beer garden will include a huge variety of beer for purchase as well as many food trucks with a variety of cuisine to offer!

Buy your tickets NOW! This event will sell-out!

The Glynnt Festival
The Glynnt Festival
The Glynnt Festival
The Glynnt Festival

 

Backup Power in Healthcare Requires Correct Connectivity for Outage Protection

Joseph Coupal - Monday, September 23, 2019
South Shore Generators - Wareham, Boston, MA

A careful assessment helps hospitals to strengthen their systems

Even though the vast majority of U.S. hospitals are properly equipped with backup generators in case of a power outage in their area, one in 20 are not fully prepared for such an event, according to a recent survey of health care facility managers.

An outage would result in an estimated loss of $1 million a day in revenue and other costs plus a potentially damaged reputation that could impact future revenue.

Value engineering, the addition of more space to a facility and the age of the backup equipment are factors that can impact the correct backup power capacity, according to the report and health care facility experts.

Even though most hospitals have adequate backup power and conduct the required testing and maintenance of equipment, they still may not be ready for an outage for other reasons.

Unless or until an outage occurs, hospitals likely will not know which equipment or systems other than required life safety will function with just backup power.

During a long outage when a hospital is running on backup generators, things start to get exposed where you don't have the right elevators operating or you don't have the right hallways lit to transport patients in and out.

It's difficult to assess which systems are wired into the backup power supply until an outage occurs, and many hospitals don't do it because it is not required or they have not experienced an outage.

Making the outage readiness determination can be done internally, but it is time-consuming, labor-intensive and cost-prohibitive because of the work involved.

Instead, hospitals should take the next step, which goes beyond just keeping a generator at your facility, by addressing circuitry to the generator," he says.

The importance of ensuring fuel delivery for the backup power system in an emergency cannot be overstated.

To get fuel to your facility in an outage, you need to have some kind of plan or contract with a fuel delivery company to make sure you are on their list of customers they must serve. Many hospitals fail to do that.

For more information, contact South Shore Generator in Wareham, MA

Source: hfmmagazine.com


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