When to Rent a Generator for Your Business

January 11, 2016

Defending Your Business Against Power Loss

As a business owner, it’s crucial that you maintain a constant power source for your facilities. A loss of energy can affect your critical infrastructure resources, resulting in data loss, heating system failure or suspension of a safety system.

Backup generators are an excellent defense against power loss. They can kick in just as utility power cuts out, providing a seamless transition and ensuring an uninterrupted supply of electricity. However, there are scenarios when renting a power generator is a better option than purchasing one outright. Let’s take a look at a few of these contingencies to determine the best option for your business.

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Let’s imagine your local utility company is planning to cut power to your neighborhood to complete repairs or upgrades. If the outage is scheduled to occur during business hours, you’re likely to lose out on sales. On the other hand, if the outage is set to occur during a systems upgrade, your computer network may lose critical security patches and incur data loss.

In these situations, it’s best to have a generator rental lined up to protect your business from lost revenue and information. If you have a generator on hand, you can fire it up a few minutes in advance of the outage to provide an easy transition once utility power is cut.

Emergency Situations

During the summer, if a strong storm flares up and high winds damage power lines, your business could lose power for an indeterminate length of time, particularly if the storm affects a large area.

If you hear about a strong storm system approaching your area, you’ll want to invest in a backup generator rental for your business to protect your staff, inventory and infrastructure against power loss. However, a storm can often appear quickly, so you’ll want to have a list of local generator rental companies if your business happens to lose power.

Lack of Financial Resources

Your company may be brand new and might not have the cash flow to allow for the purchase of a generator. If your business isn’t ready to make an investment in new or used generator equipment, a generator rental functions as a cost-effective alternative to ensure the safety of your staff and equipment.

Need a Generator Rental? We’ve Got You Covered

If your Wisconsin, upper Michigan, Missouri or Illinois business is ready to invest in a generator rental, contact Fabick Cat today. We have an excellent selection of Cat® power generation equipment and can set you up with an emergency rental when the need arises.

Fabick Cat has been in business for nearly one hundred years, and our team of experts can work with you to determine exactly what equipment your business needs. Contact us today!

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