Getting the Most Out of Your Commercial Generator
Three Steps To Keep Your Equipment Ready To Back You Up
Investing in a generator is a smart way to make sure you keep your business going during a power outage. Follow these three steps to keep your equipment ready to back you up when you need it the most.
1. Determine Your Emergency Power Needs
Knowing what you will use the unit to power is key to making sure you buy the right size equipment. If you buy a machine that is too small to meet your needs, you risk it overloading when you need it the most. Consider the following when doing your research:
What will you need to run to keep your business going while Rayford, TX, is having power issues? Large machines like refrigeration units? Or smaller devices such as computer servers?
How long will the generator need to run? Until the electricity returns? Or just until your team can safely close up the building and leave?
Will it need to start automatically? For example, you would want a sump pump to kick in right away or you might have to deal with flood cleanup as well.
2. Keep It Fueled and Well-Maintained
Be sure that you have enough fuel on hand — and a plan to get more during an emergency if you need power for a long time. Also, consult the manual and be sure to follow the regular maintenance schedule so that when you go to turn it on, you don’t have generator problems on top of your power issues.
3. Train Your Team
Include training your team to turn on the equipment as part of your emergency preparedness plans. If you are the only person who knows how to start it safely, and you are not on the premises when your business is at risk, you will have made a large investment for nothing.
A generator can be a wise, long-term investment for your commercial property. In fact, if treated properly, it could last 20-30 years.