Power outages are majorly detrimental to the functioning of any facility for a number of reasons. Not only can they grind production to a halt by halting equipment operation, but they can also produce a dangerous or uncomfortable environment for employees and customers who are inside when the air conditioning is offline. Even if the power comes back on right away, a phenomenon known as a power surge, there could be data lost that might set the facility back. These reasons and more are why you should prepare your facility for power surges and power outages and take steps now to prevent problems later.
Install a backup generator.
The most obvious, but also the most helpful, thing that you can do to prepare your facility for a power outage is to install a backup generator. If you have a backup generator in place, the power will naturally come back on as soon as it is lost and some even before power goes out across the main facility. If you are the manager of a large facility, it may be necessary to install multiple generators or one very powerful one in order to meet the power needs of the building.
Have the right equipment and a plan in place.
Even if the power comes back on right away, you still want to have surge protectors on important equipment in the facility. Most individual battery backup units have these and they can be built into the infrastructure of the outlets as well. Additionally, you should devise a plan now to ensure that everything will be working properly later. The best way to do this is to schedule preventative maintenance for backup generators and surge protecting equipment so that you can rest easy knowing that they won’t fail when you need them the most.
At MaintenX, we specialize in all aspects of facility maintenance and preventative maintenance plans. If you have any concerns about power outages, it is worth looking into and investing into now in order to protect you, your employees, and your facility later on. To learn more about our preventative maintenance plans and equipment, please call us today at (855) 751-0075.