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Portable Generators for Construction Sites

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, December 03, 2019
South Shore Generator in Wareham, MA

Commercial portable generators provide affordable power solutions to commercial and residential construction sites. Backup power solutions minimize a builder’s cost by keeping projects running on schedule. When looking for the right temporary power solution for your job site it is important to fully understand all factors.

Here are some key tips to make that happen:

Work closely with your Generator retailer: They will help you determine the right portable generator unit for your job site or application. When you become familiar with your dealer and process, it will be a smooth and efficient process for each and every different job site.

Secure required permits and schedule inspections to prevent work stoppage. Make sure your dealer is knowledgeable about your local building codes and regulations. The process for obtaining permits and scheduling inspections will be expedited when you build rapport with local inspectors and learn the particulars of using temporary power solutions in your area.

Only allow experienced and certified technicians set-up and remove portable generator. Although the task is often taken for granted, it's critical to have certified personnel who are well versed in determining appropriate pole locations, assessing ground status, underground utility definition, and one who can configure your often times complex electrical distribution system. This ensures the safety and efficiency of your power network.

For more information about setting up portable generators at construction sites, contact South Shore Generator in Wareham, MA.

Now is the Time for Us to Say "Thanks" to YOU!

Joseph Coupal - Monday, November 25, 2019

South Shore Generator Sales and Service - Wareham, MA Thanksgiving Day is the perfect time to remind one another of the many reasons there are to be grateful. We gather on this day to be thankful for what we have, for the family we love, the friends we cherish, the success we have had, and for the blessings that will come.

Thanksgiving is more than the festivities, it gives us time to ponder the lessons that we have learned and how we can spread happiness around, to look back at all the great memories and good people who came into our lives. We appreciate you, our customers and clients, so much.

At this time of year our thoughts turn gratefully to you with warm appreciation. Our best wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving.

Scenarios Where Backup Generators Save Businesses Money

Joseph Coupal - Monday, November 18, 2019
South Shore Generator - Boston, Wareham, MA

Backup generators are an excellent solution in a multitude of business settings. Having them in-place makes them available for long-term, emergencies or one-time use. They serve as a temporary measure until power issues are resolved or more steady power is established.

Here are some scenarios where having backup generators can save businesses money.

Grid Power Failure

Business that have standby generators can benefit from unreliable power grids. When you have power and your competition does not, your business will prosper. Generators are necessary in Massachusetts during those times of the year when weather conditions are extreme and the need for backup power arises.

Events

Consider the vast array of energy consuming equipment needed to facilitate an event. Often grid power is not available and often it is not sufficient enough to power all the equipment at an event. Excessively long cable runs cause problems including tripping and the potential for connectivity failure. Generators are viewed by seasoned event coordinators as a necessity to deliver a quality event.

Planned Plant Shutdowns

This is an easy one. Although normal plant production is paused there are still a multitude of tasks that are ongoing and require power. Plant lighting, HVAC, lifts and other devices require steady and reliable power during plant shutdowns.

Emergency Cases / Contingency Planning

Aside from weather disturbances, there are also technical glitches that occur within utility substations which cause both outages and unstable electrical delivery. Smart operations managers build standby power generation into business continuity plans.

Contact South Shore Generator to learn more.

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.


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