Doing Business Without Backup Power Can Be a Risky Bet

Now imagine if all your life’s work was wiped out in a matter of hours due to a violent act of Mother Nature. Imagine not having any power to run your assembly lines, cash registers, data centers, and/or cooling systems. Your production would come to a stand-still, your inventory may expire, and your customers would go elsewhere because you have no power to ring up their purchases.

This is the reality many business owners have experienced first-hand and all that is left of their businesses are memories of a cherished past. The good news is this doesn’t have to be you. You can prepare right now to supply back-up power to your business with the installation of a generator. Ask yourself this question, can your business afford to be without power for an extended period?

It is not unusual for businesses to have emergency readiness plans when a disaster strikes however prices tend to skyrocket as demand is limited. It is not unusual for a generator to sell for as much as 3x – 5x they normally would during a disaster. Rental facilities are not much better options either as they only keep a limited number of units on hand; everyone else is left to fend for themselves or wait for utility grid power to be restored.

Insuring Your Business against Power Outages

Power outages can stop recovery efforts. The good news is that preparing for a power emergency is a straightforward process. The first step in preparing for a generator installation is making sure you follow local and federal guidelines which means getting the appropriate permits for an industrial/commercial unit. A generator specialist along with an electrical engineer will determine what size, fuel type and consumption is right for your business.

Once you get the permits and determine what size and specification are required, installation is a quick process. Units can be customized to fit most structural challenges and can be hidden away from public view in a basement, roof or in the back of a building. Units can also be sound attenuated with enclosures to reduce noise. Where stand-by units are not permissible, portable units can be wheeled in and hooked to the transfer switch of most building. Mobile units are a great solution in cases where permits or size restrictions are present. Buying a used generator can also save a great deal of money over new units.

When disaster hits, often many good folks are found wondering how such bad luck happened to fall upon their heads. The lucky ones are the individuals that prepared beforehand. Roman philosopher Seneca once stated, “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” No matter what business you’re in it is a good idea to ensure your livelihood in case disaster strikes. It is better to have peace of mind and never use a generator versus being left unprepared.

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