Could Your Houston Business Benefit From a Backup Generator?
As a Texas business owner, you’re probably familiar with the fact that hurricane season is upon us. No doubt, you already know what it’s like for Houston to experience major power outages from storms.
If there’s anything that the past few months of shutdowns have shown us, disruptions have major consequences. Because of COVID-19, businesses and individuals have experienced some uncomfortable upheaval. Now that restrictions are being lifted and many businesses are reopening, the last thing you want is to have to sit on the sidelines again because of losing electricity from a storm.
Maybe you should consider an investment in a backup generator for your Houston business if you haven’t already done so.
Why a Backup Generator?
You probably realize by now that your business needs all the help it can get. All businesses do at this time. We’ve experienced an unprecedented situation for modern times.
So, right now, you’re probably focused on getting back to business as usual. But in Texas, anything is possible weatherwise. Unfortunately, just as many businesses get will back into the swing of things, it’s entirely possible that we’ll have to deal with at least one major disruptive tropical weather maker, be it a tropical storm or hurricane.
Texas is second in the nation for the most hurricane landfalls to hit the state. Texas also has more tornadoes than any other state in the U.S. Volatile weather is no stranger to the Lone Star State. When these systems impact us, it usually means days, if not weeks, of disruption to your business.
But a backup generator can help minimize the impact and allow you to keep running your business.
As Texans, we’ve mastered hurricane preparation. We make sure our hurricane kits are ready to go. We evaluate our insurance policies to make sure we’re adequately covered. We batten down the hatches so that our homes and businesses don’t receive major damage from storms.
Ask yourself if your small business is really prepared if a tropical storm or hurricane hits. Would you be able to continue running your business in the event of an extended power loss?
Think of a backup generator as another extension of your insurance plan. It’s probably something your business can’t afford to be without, especially now as we work towards restoring infrastructure and normal daily life in the Houston metropolitan area.
Your Houston Business Depends on Electricity
Our entire lives revolve around electricity, especially businesses. Your business relies on electricity to function properly. Lights and air conditioning are the least of your worry if the power goes out in your business, although the comfort factor is important too.
Commerce today is centered around being connected through the internet. We use our computers and phone lines to communicate with office associates. But, more importantly, we stay connected with those who do business with our businesses.
We receive orders online, we send work orders out via email, we close deals online, we order our products through the Internet, etc. Maintaining electricity helps us to stay connected with those we do business with.
But, when your business loses power, it becomes nearly impossible to do any of those things. In the end, a loss of power to your business can have profound negative impacts.
Here Are Three More Big Reasons to Stay Powered Up
- Data will stay safe.
When a business loses electricity, it’s easy to lose access to electronic data. Let’s face it. Computers make our lives easier and keep our data more secure. If you rely on your computer for invoicing and you have a standup generator, invoices can still go out so you can get paid. There are many other tools as well as software your business relies on. A backup generator will protect your electronic data and allow you to easily access the information you need to keep running your business.
- You’ll be able to continue serving your customers.
The scope and depth of this depend on what type of business you’re in. But, let’s say you’re in the restaurant business. At a time when many businesses are shut down, you could continue to offer a valuable service when people need it the most. Even if your business isn’t one that would directly offer a service that could benefit someone else in a natural disaster, it’s still important to continue servicing your customers, particularly if your reach is beyond Houston. Let’s say your business associates are outside of Texas. They may not be as forgiving if you’re shut down because of a loss of power. Your customers and business associates count on your business. A commercial generator can allow your business to continue unimpeded during an extended outage.
- Your business will be more secure.
When calamity strikes, it sometimes brings out the worst in people. Looting and theft tend to increase after natural disasters. The last you want is for your business to become a target. A backup generator that automatically switches on in the event of a power loss can keep your commercial property more secure. Any security lighting you have will stay lit. Your burglar alarm will remain operational and alert you and the authorities in the event of a breach. And, the fire alarm of your business will continue to work and protect your business in the event of a fire.
Can your business really afford to be without a backup generator? A standby generator will not only keep your business running and secure, but it’ll also give you the peace of mind you need during and after a storm.
When it comes to a backup generator, it’s important to realize that a generator solution for your business will have different requirements than another type of business. Your business might only require a small natural gas generator, whereas a larger business may need a diesel generator with a lot of horsepower to keep your business operational.
Our licensed and experienced electrical contractors at Illuminations Lighting Design can customize and implement a backup generator plan for your business. We want to help keep your business prepared in the event of an outage, whether it’s from a regular everyday storm or a major natural disaster. Call us today at 713-863-1133 to learn more about our commercial electrical contracting services.