Fire Storms: As I write this, California is on fire! Thousands of people are currently at risk of losing their homes and businesses to the flames. Fires are becoming more destructive and unpredictable. There are power outages throughout the area including local businesses, hospitals, and industry. It will take days to get much of the power back on. Fires not only cause destruction but also create environmental hazards from the toxic smoke that fills large areas. It makes air unhealthy to breathe for humans but also damaging to data center equipment by clogging the air filters for computers, backup power systems and air conditioning units. This can cause damage days or even weeks after the event.
- Make sure your backup equipment has regular maintenance
- Upgrade if necessary to ride through several days of power outages
- After a disaster schedule immediate service to make sure there has been no damage to the equipment and clean equipment, filters, and batteries as necessary to make sure you are ready for any future problems. Call UPS Protection/Automated Power for advice and to schedule service 800-755-0080.