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How to Protect Your Power Generator from the Elements

If you’re a homeowner in South Florida, a back-up power generator is a necessity, not a luxury. A residential generator automatically powers up your whole house in the event of a blackout or power outage. It can be your saving grace during a bad storm or hurricane, but you must protect your power generator from the elements, or it may not help you in an emergency.

You should start thinking about protecting your power generator from the elements, even before you buy one. If you want to get the most out of your generator, and want it to last for decades, show it some tender loving care with suitable protection from rain and salty air.
Two very common mistakes that new homeowners make are installing the back-up generator inside the house, and installing it outdoors with nothing more than a flimsy cover to protect it from the elements. The key to keeping your generator in good running condition, season after season, is to protect it from the inside, with properly coated and weather-proofed components.
The Ravages of Rust
Can we all agree that rust is horrible? Coastal living sometimes means, on a quiet evening, you can hear rust forming. Rust is an iron oxide flaky covering that forms on metals which are exposed to oxygen and moisture at the same time. Eventually, any ferrous metal exposed to oxygen and air moisture will convert entirely to rust and disintegrate. Throw in some saltwater air moisture, and you have a recipe for disaster.
Because your back-up generator needs to be stationed outdoors (toxic fumes), it is particularly vulnerable to South Florida’s harsh climate. You can see unsightly rust on the generator’s casing and frame, but what lies inside is even worse. When rust penetrates the exhaust system and radiators, your unit becomes unreliable. Once the radiator is rusted, it cannot properly cool down the generator, and you can kiss your back-up generator goodbye. If only there were a foolproof way to protect your power generator from the elements…
Pre-Coated Components Protect Your Power Generator from the Elements
The answer is to stop the rust and water damage before it starts, by applying a polymer epoxy coating to the components of your generator, such as the frame, casing and exposed parts. This tough-as-nails coating is moisture-proof, salt-proof, and rust-proof. When polymer is applied before the generator is installed, the protection is complete – and so is a homeowner’s peace of mind.
It’s a simple solution to two of South Florida’s most frustrating problems: weather-related power outages, and seaside rust. To find out how to protect your power generator from the elements, and to learn more about the many benefits of polymer coating, contact a reputable South Florida residential generator company that is experienced in rust-proofing. You can even get a free quote, so call 561-867-4041 today!

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