Choosing the Right Temporary Power for the Job

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Need power on a job site? Portable generators and temporary power boxes can be used on water damage restoration sites where the electricity has been knocked out or can’t safely be used. Whether you’re bringing out the big guns — A.K.A. heavy-duty extraction and drying equipment — or just need to keep the lights on for your team, portable power is a valuable investment. We’ve outlined a few factors to consider as you make that investment.

What Factors Should You Consider When Choosing Portable Power?


How much space do you have to work with — and how much storage is available? Whether you decide to opt for a large, medium or small power box, you’ll want to select a versatile one that meets these three important criteria: easily fits on the job site without creating any obstructions, efficiently powers your equipment and is easily stored alongside your other equipment between uses.


Temporary power boxes and portable generators are available in a wide range of wattages. How much power will you need to keep your equipment running on a typical job — and how is that distributed? You may consider a single power box with higher wattage capacity for a heavy-duty piece of equipment or several smaller boxes that can power multiple pieces of equipment with lighter needs.


This one might sound strange at first. The whole point of portable power is its portability, right? It is, but ease of transport is still an important factor to consider. The size, weight and structure all impact how your team will store and transport the power box.


And last but certainly not least is safety. Keeping your crew and job site safe and secure is the number one priority. You’ll want to make sure you’re selecting a temporary power box that meets all Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) standards.

Equipping your team with high quality, safe and reliable temporary power allows you to keep the job moving. Explore our selection of portable power boxes and accessories to see what we have on our shelves. If you have additional questions or don’t see your preferred brand, reach out and our team will help make sure your team has what it needs.

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