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Keep Your Business Operational During a Power Outage

3/5/2020 (Permalink)

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A big storm in Beaumont, CA, can shut your business down for days, maybe even weeks. A power outage will shut down computers, affect security systems, shut off refrigeration capability and turn your building dark. It's always a good idea to have a backup plan and to prepare for the worst. Business interruption insurance can reduce the impact on your company's bottom line. Contact with a local storm remediation team allows you to get to work on recovery in a matter of hours. Anything you can do to minimize the scope of storm damage is time and money well spent.

The Importance of Keeping Your Business Going

With some forethought, and consultation with experts, a power outage can be handled with some grace and style. Consider these steps to protect your business from a major storm:

  • Install an uninterrupted power supply source for all computers; this allows the computer to run on battery power and at least allow time for saving critical files.
  • Make use of the pervasiveness of WiFi; this enables you to use your phone for emergency communications.
  • Buy a portable generator and make sure you get one that is strong enough to power up critical systems such as computers or refrigeration.

Keeping part of your business going is better than having everything shut down. A good plan may still allow you to service customers, keep employees occupied and save vital inventory.

The Value of a Plan
There are many facets to a storm preparedness plan. It's not something you can make up under pressure. Some things to consider include making sure your insurance protection is current and will cover losses. Employees can be a big asset if they are trained in what steps to take during a power outage. Knowledgeable employees will also increase the safety of customers. Finally, make sure you have a plan in place to speed up the storm damage recovery process.

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