Storm Safety Tips to Protect Your Family
With ever-changing weather patterns, from snow in Texas and extreme heat in Oregon, it is always good to have a plan before unpredicted weather arrives.
Spring, summer and fall all come with the opportunity for severe storm threats. Depending on where you live, those threats come in the form of tornadoes, hurricanes, floods and a phenomenon called a derecho, producing winds that can reach over 100 miles per hour. Iowa experienced a devastating derecho in August of 2020 that left 400,000 without power for weeks.
Winter storms produce strong winds, heavy snow and ice that can take power lines down, resulting in the loss of electricity for hours or several days. Combined with the extreme cold that often accompanies winter storms, not having a plan in place could put your family at great risk.
Planning ahead will give you peace of mind that your family will know what to do when storms hit. In the case of floods and hurricanes, follow the directions of your local Emergency Management Teams and seek shelter. Here are some precautions to consider for your home.
- Make sure all phones are charged and you have extra batteries for radios, flashlights and lanterns.
- Always have an extra supply of water. Before and after storms hit, water shortages are very common.
- Keep a stock of nonperishable foods in your pantry.
- Consider the individual needs of each family member, including medications and plan ahead.
- Make sure you have extra blankets, coats, mittens and warm hats accessible for your family.
The above is just a short list of precautions. Where you live and your family’s unique needs should be considered as you make your plans. For those who cannot be without power for any length of time, you may want to consider investing in a generator.
Generators are available in many sizes and price ranges. The size of a generator is measured in wattages and that is what you will use to determine what you can safely power with the generator you choose.
Mi-T-M manufactures a wide range of inverter and portable generators. Inverter generators offer clean power for sensitive equipment such as cell phones, laptops and medical equipment. Portable generators can not only be used as a backup generator when you lose power, but are most found in commercial and industrial construction settings. All generators manufactured by Mi-T-M are gas or diesel powered and therefore cannot be used indoors. Although, many come with a built-in CO detector and automatic shutdown, no generator should ever be used indoors. Make sure they are always running in a well-ventilated area.
To help you determine which size generator is best for your needs check out this reference guide.
Those who not only lose power, but are also subjected to extreme cold, may want to also consider investing in a propane or kerosene portable heater. Mi-T-M manufactures a full line of forced air and radiant heaters that can be essential if a winter storm not only knocks out power, but leaves you stranded because of huge snowfalls and ice accumulations. Because of the danger of carbon monoxide build up, never operate these portable heaters indoors or without proper ventilation.
Extreme weather is usually unpredictable and hopefully these tips will help you prepare for whatever comes your way. If you find yourself in the market for a Mi-T-M generator or portable heater, contact our sales support team at 800-553-9053 or find a dealer near you, and they can help you find the best solution for your needs.
Pressure Washer Trailer – Wash Mobile
Pressure Washer Trailers
When washing the sides of large buildings, expansive parking lots and miles of concrete walkways, Mi-T-M’s trailers allow efficient transportation, so more projects — big or small — can be completed in less time. Don’t worry about how to get your pressure washer to multiple locations, with Mi-T-M’s customizable trailers, mobility is a breeze.
Types of Trailers
Offering single, dual-axle and hot water mini trailer units, you can choose from small, medium or large pressure washer trailers to conveniently transport robust cleaning power anywhere you need it.
Our single-axle trailers offer three different models varying between types of brakes with one, 200-gallon water tank. In addition to the single, Mi-T-M has dual-axle trailers that hold one or two, 200-gallon water tanks and can provide you with more water for your cleaning applications. There are three different dual-axle trailer models to choose from and our experts can help you decide which is right for your specific needs.
Both single and dual-axle trailers feature a swivel jack with pad, a 2-inch ball hitch and rubber mounted sealed lights. The water tanks are enclosed with a powder coated steel frame and the trailers are built with aluminum treadplate steps to reach the water tanks.
The Mi-T-M hot water mini trailer offers a compact design and ease of transport without sacrificing powerful cleaning capabilities. Engineered with a reinforced powder coated steel frame, the hot water mini pressure washer trailer features a rear locking storage area and an industrial 4000 PSI belt driven pressure washer and 12V Beckett burner. This gas-powered, portable unit provides the intense hot water cleaning you need for projects. All you need to complete the power washing package, is access to a reliable water source.
After you decide which model you like, customize your trailer by picking from an assortment of hose reels, backflow preventers, trailer tank bypass options and trailer hitches. Choose the accessories you need to enhance your Mi-T-M trailer—we specialize in customizing pressure washer trailers that work for you!
By utilizing a Mi-T-M pressure washer trailer, you can:
- Complete cleaning jobs in remote locations.
- Provide more space for your equipment.
- Be mobile by easily attaching to different vehicles.
The Right Temperature for Your Project
Customize your single or dual-axle trailer with a Mi-T-M hot or cold-water pressure washer.
Mi-T-M cold water pressure washers are:
- Used to wash away dirt and debris.
- Available in gas, diesel and electric models.
- Excellent for cleaning a wide variety of surfaces, including siding, driveways, kennels, cars, boats, RV’S and decks.
Mi-T-M hot water pressure washers are:
- Used to blast away grease, grime and other contaminants.
- Available in gas, diesel, LP, natural gas and electric.
- Capable of cutting cleaning time by 50%, which is especially useful when cleaning more than a couple of hours each week.
Communicate with our experts to find which trailer is most suitable for you. No matter the location or how large the project is, Mi-T-M trailers are durable and the perfect solution for on-site cleaning.