We often hear statements like, “80% of businesses affected by a fire or other disaster close within 18 months“. This statistic is impressive but appears to be unsubstantiated.
What we do know for certain is that a lightning strike can damage or destroy your business by sparking fires in your facilities, destroying inventory and essential equipment, erasing vital computer files, and damaging customer relationships due to production delays or temporary closures.
Prudent businesses survive by creating disaster recovery plans. According to a business recovery expert, “The problem with disasters is they aren’t planned and they are unexpected. If you aren’t testing your disaster recovery plan frequently, you might find yourself hung out to dry when lightning strikes.”
A still better approach, however, is to avert a disaster altogether by installing a lightning protection system. Then you can focus on doing business instead of getting back into business.