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Avoid Small Business Downtime

Avoid Small Business Downtime

Downtime Costs You Money

If you’re a small business owner, you can’t afford a lot of downtime. There’s always some meeting with someone, somewhere. Your employees can’t be bored at work either. Downtime is just money out of your pocket. There are a lot of things that can cause these interruptions in productivity. According to Contingency Planning Research “businesses lose $84,000 to $108,000 a year for every hour of downtime on average”. But is there anything you can do to prevent it?

You Can Prevent Interruptions

“As much as 90% of all powered equipment downtime result from predictable events” – Dun & Bradstreet

You may feel helpless when your power goes out. But you have the power to mitigate that risk NOW! And while you’re not experiencing downtime, you should take time to maintain your electrical system. Your equipment needs regular maintenance. So you should get an electrical inspection once a year from a licensed electrician. These are not just good ideas; these are practices that will help keep your business from costly repairs and downtime. Electrical construction & Maintenance Magazine reports “when properly performed, preventive maintenance can return $5 for every $1 invested.

This is a Safety Issue

Performing proper electrical maintenance isn’t just about saving you money. Maintenance of your business’ electrical system can help you avoid accidents and save lives. Electrical fires and shock are not uncommon in the workplace, regular maintenance and inspection can help you avoid these problems.

If you have a small business, you should have a licensed electrician perform an inspection of your electrical system. Electricians are here to keep you, your employees and your business safe.

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