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Disaster Preparedness Planning for Hurricane Season

Jun 1, 2020 4:18:32 PM / by Tim Zacharias

June 1st marks the beginning of Hurricane Season, and the NOAA predicts 2020 will be busier than average.  While many property & facility managers are still working through the building operations changes required due to COVID-19, there are some additional measures to consider in preparation for potential heavy rains and flooding.  The National Weather Service and FEMA have guidelines for the overall planning, so we will highlight a few items specific to water systems in commercial buildings.

Before the Storm

It is critical to regularly perform Preventive Maintenance (PM) on Storm Sump Pump Stations to ensure their performance.  A PM should include a visual inspection of the sump basin, verifying the operation of each pump, and the control panel.  Cougar USA now offers Preventive Maintenance programs on Sump Stations, as well as other water control systems.

During the Storm

If you have an issue during a storm, Cougar USA Technical Support and Service can be reached 24/7 at 832-678-3930.  We help troubleshoot issues over the phone and with our Remote Guidance App that allows us to see what you see in real-time. 

remote guidance

After the Storm

Cougar USA is available 24/7 to assist you.  We have service techs available for site visits and troubleshooting, as well as a fleet of rental Booster Pumps and Sump Pumps ready for install.  We also have a large inventory of replacement sump pumps, control panels, and parts to get you back up and running.

rental pumps

 

Please contact Cougar USA if you are interested in our Preventive Maintenance programs or other services. 

Topics: Flood Protection

Tim Zacharias

Written by Tim Zacharias