Preventing Damage to Your Business Property Part 1
A business of your own is a considerable investment, but many things can affect it physically and also affect your operation. The good news is, most of those things can be prevented.
Preventing Loss and Protecting Your Business
Building a business from nothing should be considered an art. It takes endless hours of work and a significant financial investment to get things up and running. Your business is a treasure, and as such, you must guard it not just from things that will physically damage it, like floods, fires, and burglaries, but also from the damage that these events cause to your operations.
The interruption of business can harm you more than anything, that’s why you must have a game plan that helps you prevent loss and get back on track if anything were to happen.
Invest in Building Security
There are many simple things you can do to help prevent business burglary.
Good Quality Doors and Locks
The doors in your building should be made from top quality material like solid-core wood or good metal. You should also make sure they fit perfectly —tight— in each frame. Any door that is a little lose should be fixed. The locks must be heavy-duty.
Burglar-proof your windows by making sure every single lock works correctly, and cover them with security film or burglar-resistant glazing.
Put Up Good Lighting
If your lighting is efficient on the exterior and the interior, it will keep thieves and burglars away from your business. Have lights set up in strategic places and don’t allow for dark spots. Replace bulbs as soon as they burn out and keep them in a bulb cage to avoid breakage.
Keep Electrical Surges at Bay
Electrical surges can cause a lot of damage, not only to your work equipment but to the entire building, as they can lead to a fire.
Invest in Surge Protectors
Not just any surge protector will do, make sure you get one that is marked as UL Standard 1449. That guarantees the product has been exhaustively tested and complies with all safety measures required.
Unplug Your Equipment
If you know a surge is coming, like when there’ll be a thunderstorm, the best you can do is to unplug all your electrical equipment to keep it from being exposed to those surges.
Keeping your business safe is all about taking preventative measures. Stay tuned for part 2 of this article, where we will discuss a couple more ways to ensure your business remains protected.