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Making Sure Your Business is Ready For Winter

December 9, 2018

Winter is an exciting time for many retailers and other businesses – it’s often the busiest time of the year. Winter is when you make a lot of your biggest sales and have your best months.

Assuming everything goes as it should, of course. If you were to lose power or have a significant issue at your business this winter, it could really set you back. You can’t afford to have a rough winter. You need everything to stay on course.


Here are some tips to make sure your business operates smoothly this season – from having an commercial standby generator to avoiding accidents in your store and parking lot!


The First Step: Preserve Power

Power outages obviously interrupt business when they happen. What you may not realize is that they can also do long-term damage to equipment, especially computers and servers.


If you have a lot of data and rely on a roomful of computer servers, not having a way to cool them can cause you to lose data, have to replace equipment, and more.


Even if you don’t, you never know what suddenly losing power can do to your equipment. Plus, you don’t want to lose the customers you have at your location simply because power goes out.


The clear solution is to have a commercial standby generator to help protect your business. That way your business can continue to operate seamlessly regardless of the power grid.


Get Your Essential Systems Inspected

Even with a commercial standby generator, you need to make sure everything you need in your business is in top condition. Not only should you test your generator regularly, but you should also have your roof, heating, and duct system inspected.


Problems with the roofing of your building can cause some unwelcome surprises, especially in inclement weather. Whether it’s a long rainstorm or an ice build-up, you want to know that you structures can handle anything.


You can’t afford any surprises when it comes to heating and your duct system either. Losing heat in your building can not only affect your customers, it can affect your ability to operate and even the safety of your property until it’s repaired. You duct system directly affects the air quality of your space, which is vital for both your customers and staff.


Protect Yourself From Slip and Fall Liability

Finally, once you have your commercial standby generator and your major systems tested and secure, you need to takes steps to protect yourself from other liability issues.


Ensure that your sidewalks, parking lot, and other paved areas of your property are properly treated for ice and other weather concerns. You should also have adequate mats inside your entry doors so that employees and customers can wipe their feet.


Of course, any spills indoors (or out) should be cleaned up quickly. Unfortunately if anyone slips and falls on your property, you may be liable for injuries and damages. A lawsuit can not only damage your business financially, it can have a big impact on your reputation as well.


Prepare Your Commercial Standby Generator for Winter!

With Northside Power, you can rest assured that your business is ready for winter. We have a variety of high-quality commercial standby generators that you can choose from, and we can also test and inspect your generator as needed.


Interested in finding out more? Contact us today!