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Power 101: How does a generator work?

10 November 2021

You may not realize it, but most of the electricity we use for devices like our lights, appliances, and computers is generated just before it makes its way to us. Whether the fuel itself is coal, nuclear power, wind, or another form of energy, most of that electricity comes from a generator in one form or another. All year long Mobile Air & Power Rentals and our partners rely on the technology of generators to...

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Power 101: Why Rent a Generator?

10 November 2021

In our previous installment, we went over how our generators work and the concepts and technologies that make them possible. This time, we’ll discuss the reasons you would rent a generator from a solutions provider like us. Although utilities and suppliers work tremendously hard to make electricity as reliable and available as possible through the electric grid, there will still be moments where you might need a temporary source of power that’s separate from the...

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Differences Between a Storm Watch vs. Storm Warning: A Quick and Definitive Guide

4 August 2021

As the summer and hurricane season continues, weather experts can be seen across TV networks providing the latest updates on storms throughout the country. Regardless of the time of year, storm watch, storm warning, and storm advisory are phrases often heard. Although you may feel that you need to be a meteorologist to understand the lingo, we are here to help explain the differences between those terms so you will know how to prepare and...

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Mobile Air & Power Rentals, Your Trusted Source for 24/7 Emergency Restoration Services

16 July 2021

Business facilities and other commercial property are prone to suffer damages from natural disasters and other unforeseen circumstances. When these unfortunate situations arise, emergency restoration services and construction restoration will most likely be required. MAPR's speciality restoration division is equipped at all of our locations nationwide with 24/7/365 emergency service available to help get you back in operation quickly. Common Causes Of Property Damage Let’s take a look at the basics of restoration services and...

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A Complete Guide to Hurricane Categories and the Waffle House Scale

15 July 2021

As hurricane season ramps up, news outlets across the country are educating viewers on hurricane categories and something called the Waffle House Scale or Index. Understanding the potential danger and impacts a hurricane may have on a business and its operations is crucial for continuity planning. So, let’s take a deeper look at what the hurricane categories and Waffle House Scale mean for your organization. As many are familiar, hurricanes are categorized on a scale...

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Expert in Industry: Generators

14 July 2021

In this video, our Vice President of Sales for the East Coast, Lee Morse, answers some of the most common questions people have about our rental generators. Take a look to learn more about our rental equipment, and explore the rest of our Equipment 101 page to learn more about our other equipment.

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Hydration Is Key: Mobile Air & Power Rentals Helps a Texas City Repair Its Reservoir

6 November 2020

Reservoirs are an invaluable component of water availability for any locality, as they provide an abundant source of potable water during droughts and periods of limited water availability. While many reservoirs are natural or manmade lakes, some are also completely manmade, underground structures that are closed off from the outside. One such underground reservoir in Texas suffered minor damage in the aftermath of an earthquake, revealing a crack in the reservoir’s concrete and epoxy sealant....

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When Quality Is a Promise, Size Is No Excuse

13 October 2020

Sometimes our technicians come across straightforward jobs that are minimally demanding and take a matter of hours to install. Other times, they face enormous buildings where ducting and cable need to be run from one corner to the other, hundreds of feet away. This was the case for the install team at one Long Island shipping distribution center, stationed in a hanger previously used to manufacture military fighter jets. The shipping center, which has several...

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Keeping Your Tap Water Clean: Environmental Considerations for Reservoir Pipeline Repairs

19 August 2020

Leaky pipes are never good news, but when the pipe in question supplies drinking water to thousands of people, the problem takes on a new level of seriousness. Thus, when a New England Water Authority identified a leak in one of their reservoir pipelines, it wasn’t just a simple fix for the local plumber. Inspecting and repairing such a leak necessitated the diversion of water from the pipe via the use of water pumps, which...

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In the Wake of Hurricane Michael, American Spot Cooling & Power Rental Facilitated a Massive Recovery Effort

11 August 2020

In October of 2018, Hurricane Michael left a trail of devastation in the Florida Panhandle, causing around $25 billion in damages that are still felt to this day. It made landfall in Mexico Beach, a nine mile strip of beach with numerous condominiums and single family homes. The beach was the hurricane’s “ground zero”, and had experienced extensive damage and a crippled infrastructure in its aftermath. It is no surprise, then, that six different customers...

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