Hurricane Season 2020United Tool and Fastener (UTF) is here to help you be and stay prepared for all potential outages-especially during our infamous south Texas hurricane storm season. Hurricanes, heavy rain and winter storms can have a serious impact on daily life when they create flooding or power outages. Shelter-in-place and social distancing orders due to Covid-19 make hurricane preparedness even more important. Therefore, taking steps early to prepare for a storm is the best way to keep you, your family and workers safe.

“The time to start preparing for hurricane season is now,” says Russ Minick, Chief Marketing Officer at Generac Power Systems.

“In almost all cases, we can significantly reduce panic by focusing on preparedness and urging our customers to make the necessary plans early and responsibly.”

UTF is proud to offer Generac generators to customers to meet their power demand during an outage.

Generac offers a wide range of generators to serve low- to high-energy demands-from basic portable generators to more powerful home, business and jobsite backup generators. Depending on those needs, the type and size of a generator necessary changes.

Why Businesses Need a Standby Generator

There are many reasons why a business needs a standby generator. A Generac generator can help a business stay open when power is knocked out during a storm or other power outage.

Additionally, generators enable:

  • Asset Security
  • Emergency Power
  • Employee Safety
  • Fuel Type for Business Backup
  • Natural Disaster Backup Power
  • Standby Power Gives You ROI

There are many types and sizes of generators, which can make it difficult to decide which one to buy.

Portable or not?

Generators can be portable or fixed in place. Portable generators enable power in nearly any situation.

They provide critical backup power during emergencies, can be used for activities such as camping or tailgating, and contractors can utilize the portable power at a jobsite.

According to Jake Thomas, director of service operations at Generac, "It's important to consider all available options when thinking about emergency power needs. While portable generators can easily power up a few appliances, automatic home (or business) standby generators offer greater peace of mind and can run continuously until utility power returns."

Therefore, to decide which generator(s) may be best, a list of appliances which are critical or the amount of energy used must be known in addition to whether the generator will be used at multiple locations.

To be the most prepared, UTF advises customers order their generator(s) six-to-eight weeks or more in advance of the beginning of storm season.

To learn more about Generac generators or which would be the best to purchase, please contact a UTF showroom in Houston at 713-692-2323; in San Antonio at 210-495-8665; or in College Station at 979-731-8665.