In September of 2017, Hurricane Irma made landfall in south Florida, and although Florida is no stranger to major storms, Irma was particularly brutal. One of the more heartbreaking aspects of the damage was a power outage at a nursing home, in Hollywood, that resulted in the death of 12 residents who were not evacuated due to the rising heat.
In 2018, Gov. Rick Scott signed SB 7028 and HB 7099 requiring nursing homes and assisted living facilities to have alternative power sources, placing into state law the emergency rules he put in place following the tragedy. Universal Electrical Services was able to take the rules that Scott issued requiring facilities to have generators that can power air conditioning and fuel for 72 hours and implement them in nursing homes in the South Florida area.
Universal Electrical Services proudly partnered with a Genset Services to complete a project installing generators into 3 of nursing homes in the Boca Raton and North Miami- Dade area.
Hiring Universal Electrical Services to install generators eliminates the hassle of dealing with all of the red tape that goes along with these projects. UES handles communications with the design team, the building and zoning department of your local municipality and AHCA (The Agency for Health Care Administration), to determine your emergency power needs. We also hire any other necessary contractors to complete the other required tasks, such as concrete work, gas installation, asphalt cutting and patching, even painting.