Here’s How to Strike Back
In fact, your critical business equipment - from business computers to production machinery - could be damaged by power surges caused by a lightning strike miles away from your workplace. Without insurance for commercial power surge protection, you could be responsible for the repairs.
A typical power surge can send 500 to 1,000 volts through any cable, line, or wire that connects your equipment to the outside world. These and other power fluctuations can disrupt software, delete data and destroy circuitry meant to handle a mere 120 volts. For businesses, that can mean downtime, lost income, the expense of replacing equipment - even a fire caused by overloaded power strips and electric panels.
The good news? Owners can prepare for a shock to their operation with the right insurance policies and preventative measures. The key is to strike first - before a sudden power surge affects your business.