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Winter Emergency Prep: Stay Safe, Secure & Heated

Nov 5, 2019 12:18:43 PM / by Kristopher Schwind posted in Prolonged power outage, Losing power, hazard prevention, Power Outage, Winter, Commercial, Residential

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Northeast winters are a frigid force to be reckoned with—and this year is no exception. The Farmers’ Almanac is predicting that this winter will be brutally cold and wet with copious amounts of snow rain, sleet, and ice.

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4 Common Causes of Commercial Standby Generator Failure

Oct 11, 2019 10:25:40 AM / by Kristopher Schwind posted in Prolonged power outage, Losing power, hazard prevention, commercial generator, Power Outage, Commercial

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Standby generators are essential to keep businesses and facilities up and running during unexpected emergencies and outages. Ensuring your standby generator is primed and ready to perform is especially crucial for mission-critical facilities, such as hospitals and nursing homes.

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Temporary Power: 4 Factors to Consider When Renting a Standby Generator

Sep 19, 2019 8:57:12 AM / by Kristopher Schwind posted in Prolonged power outage, Losing power, hazard prevention, commercial generator, Power Outage, Commercial

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Renting a standby generator is essential when it comes to powering your off-the-grid operations.

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Hotels: Turn a Power Outage into an Opportunity

Jul 23, 2019 2:27:24 PM / by Kristopher Schwind posted in Losing power, Alternate light sources, maintenance, safety is key, hazard prevention, generator maintenance, commercial generator, Power Outage, Commercial

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Unexpected power outages can be disastrous for hoteliers and hotel guests.

 

When hotels aren’t thoroughly prepared for emergencies, it can result in costly damage, negative reviews, and business lost.

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What Exactly Is Load Bank Testing?

May 20, 2019 9:13:34 AM / by Kristopher Schwind posted in Losing power, Alternate light sources, maintenance, safety is key, generator, hazard prevention, generator maintenance, commercial generator, Power Outage, Commercial, Residential

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What Is Fuel Polishing?

Mar 21, 2019 3:50:56 PM / by Kristopher Schwind posted in Insider, Losing power, maintenance, safety is key, generator, generator maintenance, commercial generator, Commercial, Residential

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If you’ve ever experienced a power outage for an extended period of time, you know just how important a standby generator is—especially if you manage a mission-critical facility, such as a hospital. 

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How to Keep Your Healthcare Facility Powered Up During an Outage

Jan 24, 2019 8:49:00 AM / by Kristopher Schwind posted in Prolonged power outage, maintenance, hazard prevention, generator maintenance, commercial generator, Power Outage, Commercial

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Ten seconds—that’s the amount of time that power must be restored to life safety systems in the event of a power outage, per NFPA 110.


If you’re in the healthcare industry, we don’t have to tell you the immense difference that 10 seconds can make when it comes to life and death situations—you face hundreds, if not thousands, of them every day.

 

When it comes to saving human lives, every second counts, leaving no time for power failure.

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What You Need to Know About Fuel Scrubbing for Commercial Standby Generators

Jan 10, 2019 9:26:52 AM / by Kristopher Schwind posted in Prolonged power outage, maintenance, hazard prevention, generator maintenance, commercial generator, Power Outage, Commercial

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This Emergency Checklist Will Help Prepare You for Winter Weather

Oct 8, 2018 11:33:55 AM / by Kristopher Schwind posted in Prolonged power outage, Losing power, safety is key, hazard prevention, generator maintenance, Power Outage, Winter, Commercial, Residential

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October may have just arrived, but winter weather is right around the corner. According to The Old Farmer's Almanac, the Northeast can expect an unseasonably warm, wet winter—but don't be fooled by the higher-than-average temperatures. We're looking at a significant amount of precipitation, which—combined with still-cold winter weather—creates a perfect storm for inclement weather emergencies.

 

Be prepared to survive a winter power outage. Make sure your home, your business, and your family are ready for the worst this winter with this emergency checklist.

 

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How Hotels Should Prepare for Power Outages

Aug 7, 2018 5:01:06 PM / by Kristopher Schwind posted in Losing power, Purchasing a Generator, Preserve your freezer, safety is key, hazard prevention, generator maintenance, commercial generator, Power Outage, Winter, Commercial, Load Bank Testing

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For hoteliers, unexpected power outages can be devastating. Hospitality standards in the United States are high—and when guests encounter trouble with their stay, hotel staff need to find creative solutions to keep their guests comfortable, safe, and satisfied.

 

It may seem hard to believe, but the historic Northeast Blackout of 2003 that affected roughly 45 million people and cost the state of New York roughly $3 billion in losses had at least one positive impact: It led the hospitality industry to reevaluate how prepared—more accurately, unprepared—hotels are for power outages.

 

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