Prepare to Rent a Generator Before You Need a Generator

Summer temperatures are rising around the country and they aren’t showing signs of easing off. As homeowners and businesses crank up the AC, it is creating considerable strain on power grids from Maine to California. Power plants throughout Arizona, Texas, and elsewhere are maxed out on their ability to keep up with demand and it is only a matter of time before grids begin to fail. Wise business owners see this and are already making plans to keep their operations up and running when, not if, this happens. At Gen-Tech, we strongly recommend all business owners establish a plan to rent a generator in Arizona before it’s needed. The following steps will help get you started.

1. Know Your Needs

What is your baseline power need? How much power do your critical systems require to remain functional? What systems can you take offline without negatively impacting your operations or your bottom line? Answering these questions will help you zero in on the required electrical capacity, which will make it easier to identify the optimal rental generator.

2. Choose the System

You should select a rental generator with a solid reputation for reliability and efficiency. Even the best manufacturers can produce a generator prone to problems. Research your options by contacting nearby generator rental companies to determine which systems are available. Always factor reliability, the quality and availability of maintenance, and fuel availability into your decision.

3. Identify a Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary Rental Company

If you need to rent a generator in Arizona because of a grid failure, it’s a safe bet you won’t be alone. This means that your primary rental provider may not have a generator available. Always have a backup, and a backup for your backup. When choosing generator rental providers, always choose a company with a solid reputation and with a team of EGSA-certified technicians capable of providing emergency repair and maintenance services.

4. Prepare the Installation Site

Ensure that you have a properly graded, well-drained site ready to position the generator. Dry, level ground in a well-ventilated area away from your building is essential. You should also ensure that you have a full fuel tank ready, and fuel supplies secured.

5. Train Your Team

Ensure that you have 2-3 people who are trained to operate a portable rental generator. Work with your generator rental company to complete this training before you rent a generator in Arizona. This will help ensure that when it’s needed, you will have personnel on hand that can operate, manage, and monitor the generator.

Do you need to rent a generator in Arizona? Contact the specialists at Gen-Tech today at (800) 625-8324 to learn more about the generators we offer and the support we provide to our clients throughout the region.

 

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