How to Handle Power Surges and Outages at Your Business

Power Surges

There’s only one thing worse than losing power during a productive business day: getting power surges that destroy all of your equipment.

Unfortunately, once the equipment is broken, there’s no getting it back. Thankfully though, there’s a way to prevent this from happening and ensuring no matter what the power is doing, you can be confident your equipment is safe.

Keep reading to learn how to handle power surges and outages at your business.

How to Protect Against Power Surges

The first thing you’re going to want to do to prevent a power surge is to have a professional take a look at your wiring. Faulty wiring can lead to power surges that are going to damage your equipment.

If there’s a nasty storm outside, and your building is prone to outages and surges, be sure to unplug your electronics. This is the best way to ensure the safety of your electronics if a surge does happen. 

Sometimes surges happen when you’re not even in the office. Use surge protectors for every electronic. This way if a surge does happen, your equipment is already safe and protected.

How to Protect Against Power Outages

On average, in 2017, there were 3,526 reported power outages that affected 36.7 million people. That’s a lot of people going without power, and it can have a big impact on your business. Follow these tips to ensure you can get right back to business.

Cloud Backup Systems

To make sure your data is safe you should always use an automatic cloud backup system. That way, in the event of a power outage no one’s work is lost, and if you do need to move to another location to work, you can start right back up where you stopped.

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Cloud backup systems are relatively inexpensive and will save you in the long run.

Backup Generator

The fastest way to get back to work after an outage is by investing in a backup generator. When the power goes out, your generator can power essential electronics such as the internet and main computers. 

Be sure you get a good generator, such as a generator so in the event of an emergency you’re not going without power.

Create a Plan

If you do suffer from power outages, be sure you create a plan of action for what happens when the power goes out. Maybe you have a secondary location like a coffee shop that you can go to when that happens. 

No matter what you choose, make sure to explain what will happen when the power goes out clearly.

Prevent Power Surges and Outages Today

Now that you know how to prevent power surges and outages in your business create a plan to be safer today. If you liked this content, and think it can help your friends and family, be sure to use the share buttons above to share with your friends!