Your No. 1 Hurricane Prep: Backup Power

One of the scarcest resources after a hurricane is electricity. Unfortunately, it’s also one of the most important. Medical facilities and police and fire stations need electricity to maintain public wellness, which is why they plan ahead with permanent backup power. But private businesses often see the effects of a disaster lingering long after it’s over.

The first imperative in emergency power planning is to outfit your facilities with backup power, and to make sure all equipment is properly sized and in good repair. Planning effectively secures short-term emergency power for any size building, whether it’s for a small office or large manufacturing facility.

Businesses without backup power see the most damage from a hurricane. Without power, computers and data centers are down, production comes to a halt, salaried employees are idle and the list goes on and on. The best thing to do is plan ahead. Well-planned backup power can be the difference between business as usual and going out of business

At Pieper, we’ve been helping our clients for years with permanent systems and mobile generators. And right now, before hurricane season, is the best time to get started.