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Back Up Commercial Generators for Hurricane Season

Joseph Coupal - Monday, September 16, 2019
South Shore Generators - Wareham, Boston, MA

Hurricane season is upon us. Hurricane season extends through the end of November when storms can and will strike with wind intensity that could exceed 111 mph. During storms like this, grid failures can be expected. If you are running a business, this is reason enough to consider a backup generator in advance.

South Shore Generator offers commercial generator arrangements for all types of industries, especially during hurricane season. This is more of a rising need in a competitive market as businesses suffer significant revenue and reputation loss by not being prepared for storm-related power outages. Business operators now realize the importance of having a reliable and quickly executable power contingency plan. Backup portable generators are at the top of the list for most contingency plans so that continued business operations are guaranteed during storms and hurricanes. Commercial generators will jump into action when the need arises without losing any time.

Time is very crucial to business operations and storm-related downtime can dramatically affect profit and productivity as well as increase storm-related damage. If you want to secure your business, consider back up commercial generator rentals. Those interested in securing back up power can contact South Shore Generator for more details.

Start Your Business Continuity Plan

Joseph Coupal - Monday, September 09, 2019
South Shore Generators in Wareham,MA

We see deadly tornadoes, severe flooding, unusually powerful storms that bring high winds and heavy rains, and a massive blizzards. Small business shutdowns were a common denominator for many of these disasters.

But it’s typically the random power outage or isolated burst pipe that causes costly business interruption. You can protect your assets, your employees and your clients by taking a few simple steps before disaster strikes:

  • Determine your greatest risk potential. It might come from loss of heat, frozen pipes (that can burst, causing water damage), or loss of access caused by icy conditions or flooding. What would happen if you had to shut down your business for several days? Look at the building where you do business and assess the property damage risks. If you do this early enough, you’ll have time to make structural upgrades that can prevent possible future storm, wind or water damage.
  • Establish your Power Needs. Have an electrician determine your power needs. Know what kind of back-up generator will work for you, but first find out if you have the landlord’s permission to bring in a generator.
  • Create a communications plan. Establish an e-mail alert system to keep your employees and key stakeholders in the loop. Use phone, texting and social media to provide updates on your recovery process and to let everyone know you’re still in business. Make sure you can access your business website and social media accounts remotely or by mobile device so you can post your operating status.
  • Prepare your supply chain. Develop relationships with alternative vendors, in case your primary contractor isn’t available. It’s also a good idea to find out if your key suppliers have a recovery plan in place. Create a contact list for important business contractors and vendors you plan to use in an emergency. Make sure you have enough insurance to recover. Contact your insurance agent to find out if your policy is adequate. Consider Business Interruption Insurance, which compensates you for lost income if you have to close your doors when disaster strikes.
  • Protect your critical data in the Cloud. A good cloud backup provider (some are Dropbox for Business, Google Drive, MozyPro), routinely copies, compresses and encrypts your company’s vital information before sending it to a secure offsite data center. All your electronic records and invoices are safe and available, even if a disaster wipes out your own data center.
  • Test the plan. Doing annual drills with your staff will show you what’s effective and where your preparedness plans need fine-tuning.

Need help planning for emergencies? Contact South Shore Generator in Wareham, MA.

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