Our Blog

How Often Should the Fluids in my Generator be Changed?

How Often Should the Fluids in my Generator be Changed?

Your commercial generator is not something you want to discover an issue with when you need it. Maintaining your generator’s fluids is one of the easiest ways to ensure it runs reliably. This article runs through important times to check (and change) your commercial generator’s fluids for optimal performance.  Installation It may seem obvious, but sometimes checking oil at installation gets overlooked. Many commercial generators ship without oil, so you will definitely need to add some when it arrives. If you’ve purchased a used generator, it may still be worth checking, as the previous owner may not have filled... Read More

What Happens During a Generator Maintenance Visit & Inspection

What Happens During a Generator Maintenance Visit & Inspection

Even though your business may rarely use its generator, it is not something that you want to discover is broken when you do need it. That is why it is essential to perform preventative maintenance on your generator and have it inspected regularly. You’ll want to schedule major maintenance with a certified technician at least twice per year and schedule preventative visits between uses to make sure each component of your generator is fully functional. Preventative Maintenance You’ll want to perform weekly and monthly maintenance on your own generator. These steps are simple, and will ensure your system continues to... Read More

Generator Preparation for Thunderstorms

Generator Preparation for Thunderstorms

Summertime means warm weather and moisture, leading to a higher chance of thunderstorms forming especially near bodies of water. Lightning is a common and dangerous factor in thunderstorms, striking at any time up to ten miles away from any associated rainfall. Accompanied by high winds, lightning strikes can lead to power outages, which can affect your level of operations at your business. Making sure your facility is prepared in the case of a weather emergency is critical to reducing data loss. Do you have a generator? A power generator will be able to keep your facility online while the... Read More

Generator Maintenance for New England Hurricane Season

Generator Maintenance for New England Hurricane Season

Hurricane season begins on June 1st and runs through the end of November, during which New England and the Mid-Atlantic regions may experience severe winds, rains and flooding. With thirteen named hurricanes anticipated for the season, it is critical to make sure your facility is prepared for potential power grid failures and to protect data, especially if your business is operational during emergencies. Make sure your employees and building are prepared by following these tips! Create a Contingency Plan Emergencies can occur at any time, day or night. If your town or city loses power, having a contingency plan... Read More

3 Steps to Creating a Contingency Plan

3 Steps to Creating a Contingency Plan

Emergencies are unpredictable, occurring at any time and in any place, which can affect your business if you are not adequately prepared. Even as little as one hour of downtime can affect your profit margins and your ability to recoup lost funds. If you are operating an emergency response facility or a local shelter, the importance of being ready for anything is even more vital. Making sure you have a contingency plan in place, covering everything from ice or thunderstorms to fire or heavy winds, can help your business overcome any issues faced from an outage as well as... Read More