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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

Why Should I Schedule ATS Maintenance?

Why Should I Schedule ATS Maintenance?

Your generator’s automatic transfer switch is critical to the unit’s functionality. When properly maintained, your ATS will be able to switch between your primary power source and the generator for years without issue. As a cost-saving measure, some companies may put generator maintenance on the back-burner, thinking that problems may not arise if the unit itself is not in use. What Happens During an ATS Maintenance Visit? During a maintenance visit, a licensed technician will take several steps to make sure each component of your generator and automatic transfer switch are operating as intended. Prior to beginning your visit,... Read More

Checks & Service to Perform on Your Generator This Winter

Checks & Service to Perform on Your Generator This Winter

With freezing temperatures in the forecast and snow on the horizon, the threat of a power outage is at its peak due to pressure on electrical lines and frigid air. Before a storm, it’s important to make sure your generator is properly serviced to keep your facility powered up in case of a widespread outage. Make sure the following checks and repairs are made in order to keep your generator operational. Check the Oil Levels If your generator seizes while it is running, the culprit may not be faulty parts of even the environment: if your generator runs long... Read More

Broco Oil Offer Code for Weld Power Customers

Broco Oil Offer Code for Weld Power Customers

Weld Power Generator is proud to have Broco Oil as our chosen fuel vendor.  Broco Oil helps to ensure our mission critical customer’s generators are fueled and ready for any upcoming storms or potential power outages. With the winter upon us and the snow right around the corner, making sure your generator is kept maintained and fueled up is important. This winter, when you call Broco Oil and mention “Weld Power”, you’ll receive 10% off your order of premium fuel. Broco Oil can be reached by calling (781) 246-1130. If you are looking to buy or rent a generator... Read More

Preparing Your Generator for Fall

Preparing Your Generator for Fall

As the summer comes to a close, the time will come to start making preparations for your generator to retain full functionality in the colder months. Maintaining your generator prevents problems from occurring when an outage occurs and you’re left in the dark. Before the leaves and snow begin to fall, perform routine maintenance and checks to keep everything operational. Keep any openings clear of debris As leaves and acorns begin to fall, the wind may carry them towards your generator and block essential openings such as air ducts and exhaust pipes. This will prevent air from flowing properly... Read More

Creating a Summer Heat & Storm Contingency Plan

Creating a Summer Heat & Storm Contingency Plan

With the summer arriving comes several side effects: the start of hurricane season, increased risk of powerful thunderstorms and excessive heat. Each of these factors can contribute to power loss in your facility, and it is important to make sure you are prepared before an emergency occurs by having a company-wide contingency plan in place in order to minimize downtime and data loss. This can be completed by following these steps prior to an emergency. Create a Power Loss Contingency Plan Before a potential storm or heat wave is announced, write a plan that will assign roles to each... Read More

Preparing for Hurricane Season

Preparing for Hurricane Season

Hurricane season is upon us, and it’s important to make sure your facility is prepared in case of an outage or other emergencies. Having an emergency generator is a good first step, but maintaining it is vital to success. The first thing you will want to check is whether your generator will be sufficient for the duration of a possible outage. Your local generator distributor can size one for your data center, school or emergency service center. While hurricanes in the northeast tend to not wipe out infrastructure, having backups of all of your data is critical, especially if... Read More