While the data security for your business may feel secure, and your financial statements may seem to balance on a high note, what you may not realize is that there is another type of disaster that may be waiting to happen. Your physical assets, like a workshop or office building, may always be under the threat of flood or fire, but more likely will experience some kind of damage related to improper building maintenance. Especially for business owners who have inherited or purchased an old and used building, here are some disasters that may be waiting to happen to your business and how you can avoid them.
Nothing is worse in an old office building than issues with the plumbing. Leaky pipes or worse, a flooded septic system, can quickly make your office environment a miserable mess for both you and your customers. Hire a plumbing consultant to find out what shape that copper or rubber lined pipes are in, and whether they should be replaced.
Just like with water pipes, if you don’t know what shape your electric systems are in, you’re doing yourself a disservice. Not only can electric problems cause issues with power outages and overpaying on your electric bill each month with wasted energy, but an ill-timed electric spark can cause issues with unprotected computer cables or worse, start a fire. Not only should you hire a professional to take a look and make sure everything is running smoothly, but you should also invest in surge protectors for all of your electronic equipment, just in case.
When you’ve put your efforts into securing the soft assets of your business like your data and finances, you are making deeply important efforts to secure the future of your company. Why shouldn’t you do the same for your physical assets?