The threat of a tropical storm or hurricane is a seasonal event in Honolulu, HI. For vital businesses that need a backup emergency power supply during storms, such as medical centers, proper preparation is imperative. The team at Fuelman Inc. is dedicated to helping local companies get ready for high winds and heavy rain, so they encourage you to stock up on generator fuel and perform regular maintenance.
Powerful storms can quickly knock out power for a wide portion of a city, bringing your business to a halt if you’re not prepared. One element of this preparation is generator maintenance. Days before a severe storm makes landfall is not the time to have your business’ generator inspected. Instead, annual inspections — including battery tests and oil checks — will give you the peace of mind that your backup system will operate efficiently when it’s needed. Scheduling regular times to run the generator for a short period will also help you keep up with any issues affecting it.
Another part of severe storm preparation is making sure your generator is placed in an area that won’t flood easily. If there is an overwhelming amount of rainfall in a short period, ground-level generators can quickly become submerged and cease operation. Placing your generator in a raised location will significantly lower the chances of floodwaters reaching it.
However, all of the generator preparation and maintenance in the world won’t help if you don’t have the fuel to fill it up. Just like generator inspections and maintenance, calling for fuel delivery during a severe storm’s landfall is not good timing. Instead, establishing service with a local fuel company will ensure your generator is topped off and you have a backup supply ready in case of an emergency. Because diesel fuel deteriorates over time, replacing your backup supply from time to time is also necessary.
Thankfully, Honolulu businesses have a go-to source for fuel — Fuelman Inc. With competitive rates, a dedication to excellent customer service, and timely, convenient deliveries, you can rest easy knowing your business can continue operating even during a severe storm. For more information, call (808) 842-3835 or visit their website today.