When storms and other natural disasters occur, there is not much you can do to prevent it- short of changing the weather or moving your business. If you live in an area with frequent inclement weather, you are always vulnerable to power outages. Even if you don’t live in an area with extreme heat or cold, you will still never know when one will strike or what strange things may have caused it in the first place.
As a result, more and more business owners are investing in commercial diesel generators for their organizations. In fact, a failure to plan for a power outage could result in the loss of revenue, inability to communicate with vendors, clients or customers and may even result in the closure of your business.
Here are the top reasons that your small business needs a generator to protect your investments.
Keeps Appliances/Electronics Running
As a business owner, the last place you want to be when the power goes out is in the middle of a transaction. Many small businesses depend on internet-based POS systems that will shut down immediately when the power goes out. When the power is out, you are not able to make sales. In business, if you aren’t making money you are effectively losing money; not only in sales but if you have a staff, you are losing money while they are on the clock.
For restaurant owners, if you experience a power outage during business hours, you are going to have to eat the cost of having your crew on shift and all the meals everyone in house is eating on top of risking all of the food in your fridge and freezer going bad. However, there are ways to make the most of the restaurant power outage if you try to brave the dark.
Security Systems Stay Active
When the power goes out, you are not only at risk of food spoiling and being unable to complete transactions, but you are also vulnerable against theft and/or looting. When your storefront goes dark there is little you can do to defend it against anyone that might think to break in, short of sitting in the dark protecting it yourself. But, then you are risking your own life as well.
In fact, many insurance companies will give a credit when you install one on your property because it keeps your security systems active during times when others may be going out. Which actually makes you less of a threat of a break in and therefore less of a security risk. Installing a commercial diesel generator in your business pays for itself rather quickly, especially if you live in an area with harsh weather.
Protection Against Storm Damage
One of the biggest issues associated with flooding during a power outage is that all the systems in place to protect your business are unable to function properly. For example, if you leave the premises and experience a blackout during a flood, your sump pump will not be able to adequately do its job which could cost you thousands of dollars.
All of the insurance in the world isn’t going to bring back the things you can possibly lose during a power outage- reputation, revenue and customers. Make sure you prepare yourself for the worst by getting the best.