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Safeguarding Your Business Against Power Failure


Certain countries in Central and South America, Africa, the Pacific and Caribbean islands and parts of Asia are known to have difficulties maintaining a constant supply of electricity. Businesses that operate in these areas are equipped with generators to supply power in the likely case that there is a power failure. However, in the United States and in most parts of Europe and Canada, power outages are rare. When they do happen, they usually last for just a few moments and then power is restored. So a business owner might ask, why would I invest my money in purchasing a diesel generator? The answer is that when there is a blackout, or a brownout, the cost of not having a generator is many times that of purchasing one. Having a generator is an excellent way to safeguard your business.

A good example of a field where having a generator as a backup source of power is more than worth the cost paid for it is the hospitality industry. A restaurant cannot operate during a brownout or a blackout. What is worse, if the power outage lasts for a significant amount of time, all of the food that the restaurant has stored in the refrigerator or freeze will go bad and will become unusable. Since most restaurants operate on an extremely tight budget, the total loss of their entire perishable inventory would be disastrous. Any restaurant owner who has gone through this harrowing experience and who had not previously purchased a generator to safeguard the business greatly regrets their decision not to purchase one. If the restaurant owner was able to recover financially and continue with their business, it is quite likely that the first major purchase they made was a diesel generator .In addition to protecting business from loss, having a generator is also a great way to generate profit. Looking at the example of the restaurant owner, what is going to happen if all of the other restaurants in the area are without power, have shut down, and theirs is the only restaurant that is open? They are going to attract all of the business. People who are sitting at home without electricity would prefer to go to a restaurant with lights, with food and with beverages.Obviously, the hospitality industry is not the only industry that benefits from having a diesel generator to safeguard their business. Every business from manufacturing to communication needs to have a backup source of power. This is especially the case since many businesses carry on all of their operations using a computer. Without a generator, any business that relies on computers would grind to a halt without electricity.