Have you ever sat back and thought – ‘hey, what’s powering my company – literally?’ Because that means you’re thinking about electricity, and the power grid, and generators, and transformers, and wires and outlets. All of your best equipment is powered through the grid. All of your data is stored on devices that are powered by the grid. The grid moves communication from one hub to the next. Without the grid, your company can’t circulate its life force. So what happens when the grid goes down? Asking yourself that questions will lead you down a path of logic a reason, starting with the idea of a commercial generator.
Consider a Commercial Generator
Personal generators are one thing – commercial generators are another. While researching commercial generators, the numbers you see will be quite different in terms of efficiency, power, strength, reliability, and retailer guarantees. The better all these numbers are, added to the fact of overall consumer ratings in the history of the particular unit or company, and you’ll soon find out what you want to buy, and who you want to buy it from. It’s a good idea to work more from reputation than advertising as well, so keep that piece of advice in your pocket while you’re searching for the perfect match to your situation.
Think About the Weather
One of the primary reasons that the electrical grid is going to go out is from bad weather. This could be downed power lines from high winds or snow. This could be a tripped transformer from a tornado or perhaps a lightning strike during a thunderstorm. Coastal areas have hurricanes. Weather is a fact. And weather will cause power outages. By having a commercial generator at the ready for your business, you won’t lose time, money, or valuable resources because you’ve gone offline. You can literally save your business tens of thousands of dollars in lost hours simply by making sure your power never goes off.
Make a Plan and Practice It
After you have your commercial generator in place, how important do you think it is to have a plan with your employees to make sure everything works right? That everyone knows where to go? Which buttons to push? To get this organized, you should hold frequent power outage drills at your company. You need to test your major systems as often as possible, because the last thing that you want to happen is to spend time and money on a backup system, and then not have it work in an actual emergency, simply because someone got lazy about checking a system, and didn’t do proper maintenance and risk assessment procedures. That’s double the trouble and the cost, and should be avoided whenever possible.