This has been an unusual year in that there were weather anomalies across the entire nation for most of December through April. If all those snow storms, floods, and tornadoes didn’t hit home on the importance of backup power, nothing probably will. Not only was this a bad winter from a climatological perspective but the past decade has been one of drought in the Northwest of the nation and there were multiple fires that wiped out entire neighborhoods and small towns. Consider the following reasons why you, as a small business owner, should seriously check out generators for sale so that you can be prepared.
Security from Theft
Everything in your place of business is dependent upon electricity to remain secured. Even your security system has a backup battery that is only good for a brief period of time, usually only a couple hours so backup power is vitally important. Also, nothing from your cash register to your store lights will work without power so it is important to have a reliable backup source. Police stations have backup power for this reason and fall within FEMA’s guidelines for best practices. You should do the same to protect your place of business.
Protection against Loss of Product
Some businesses that hold hot or cold food need to be assured they can maintain temperature control. If a storm should suddenly sweep through downing power lines, it could be days or weeks before power is restored. Your entire inventory would spoil and you would be out a huge amount of money. Even insurance may not cover your total losses.
Ability to Remain Open When the Competition Is Closed
Not every business owner in your town is going to be as prepared as you are. For as long as the power is off, you will find that their customers in need of what you sell will wander over to your business. Some of them may remain loyal customers ever after simply because you were organized and prepared enough to have power in place to continue operations.
Public Service to the Community
Along those lines, what if you were running a grocery store that sold baby food, milk, diapers and medical supplies? What good would it do to have those items in stock if your lights wouldn’t turn on and your computer or cash register wouldn’t work? Yes, you could calculate sales longhand, but how would anyone see to actually do any shopping? By ensuring you have continued power even during a major disaster, you will be doing a great public service and the community will remember you for it.
These are just a few of the reasons why every business should have backup power. There are a great number of other reasons, but the point is made. If you want to protect your inventory, in fact your entire place of business, you want to ensure a continual supply of power to anything run by electricity. There is no telling when the next disaster might strike, manmade or natural, so it is in your best interest to begin looking at generators for sale now. Don’t wait until it’s too late because no one would be able to sell you one at that time and you’d experience all the above losses and so many more. Always plan for the best but prepare for the worst. Get that generator today!