Current NHL Hall of Famer and Experienced Financial Services Leader, Clark Gillies, Joins Ferrandino & Son Advisory Board

Current NHL Hall of Famer and Experienced Financial Services Leader, Clark Gillies, Joins Ferrandino & Son Advisory Board


(FARMINGDALE, N.Y. – December 2nd, 2019) Ferrandino & Son, a leading national facility maintenance and construction services company, announced the appointment of Mr. Clark Gillies to the company’s Advisory Board.

“We look forward to Clark’s contributions as part of our Advisory Board,” said Chief Executive Officer Peter Ferrandino. “He brings a diverse career background in professional sports as a former New York Islanders hockey player and has more than 25 years of experience in the financial services industry, focusing on the real estate sector. Clark’s successful transition from one career to another is admirable and has earned him a strong reputation amongst his peers and clients.”

“I am excited to join the Ferrandino & Son Advisory Board. I look forward to sharing my real estate knowledge and helping the company accelerate growth within this growing sector,” said Clark Gillies.

Since 2009, Clark has been the Director of Sales with Hilton Capital Management, LLC, where he is involved with sales and marketing initiatives. Before joining Hilton, Mr. Gillies spent 15 years as a Senior Financial Advisor at Raymond James. During his NHL career that spanned 958 games, Clark won four consecutive Stanley Cups during his tenure with the New York Islanders. He was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2002.

“By leveraging his years of experience as a professional athlete and thought leadership in financial services, Clark will provide unique insights into how we can strengthen our offerings, service approach and reach within facility services,” said Chief Executive Officer Peter Ferrandino.

The Advisory Board has grown with several forward-thinking and experienced professionals to help Ferrandino & Son continuously evolve and effectively meet the needs of its clients.


About Ferrandino & Son

Ferrandino & Son is a leading provider of facility maintenance services and full-service programs for clients across the United States. With more than 25 years of experience and a focus on providing exceptional service, the company provides snow removal, landscaping, exterior maintenance, facility service and maintenance, and general contracting services to clients. Learn more at


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Everything You Need to Know About Floor Drains

Everything You Need to Know About Floor Drains

Everything You Need to Know About Floor Drains

In the family of indoor plumbing, people often overlook floor drains. Commercially floor drains are typically located on the floor in bathrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms, basements or anywhere there is a possibility of water being spilled on the floor where it can cause damage or a hazardous condition.

These drains are often ignored, simply because these fixtures are hiding in plain sight. Floor drains do not require much attention because we never seem to use them. They only come to life when a toilet or sink overflows and then we need that drain to take away the water before it becomes damaging. Many issues with floor drains can be avoided with some pre-planning and simple care. Following these easy maintenance tasks will ensure that your floor drains will do their job when you need them to and prevent flooding and the expensive water damage left behind.


Indoor floor drains capture overflow from sinks, toilets, tubs, water heaters, washing machines, etc. Outdoor floor drains quickly move water away from surfaces during and after heavy rainstorms. Whether indoors or outdoors, floor drains are designed to efficiently and safely direct water to a sewer or municipal storm drain so that the floor stays dry and rooms don’t flood. The purpose of traps is to prevent sewer odors and gasses from making their way through the drain and into your home. Make sure to fill or prime these traps regularly to ensure they’re full of water and working as they should – simply pour a gallon of water down each floor drain to keep it primed. This is also good practice to assure you that the drain line is open and water flows through it as well. The water will fill the trap, forming a barrier between your home and your sewer system.


Many different types of debris collect on your floor, from pet hair to dust bunnies. All the debris runs the risk of potentially clogging the floor drain. The first sign of a drain clogging is if it is draining slowly. If you catch the clog early on, clean it as soon as possible to reduce the risk of flooding. Typically, a few strong pumps with a plunger can clear that minor clog. If not, try pouring a solution of baking soda and vinegar down the drain. If you have a drain auger, feed the cable into the drain until you meet resistance, then turn the cable and try to reel back whatever is clogging the drain.


At least once each quarter, check your drains for debris and clear them. If necessary, use a safe liquid drain cleaner or, if your drains haven’t been cleaned in a while, have a professional plumber do the job for you. It’s also a good idea to schedule professional drain cleanings annually to prevent clogs and keep your drains running.

Moving Forward

It’s important to keep your floor drains in working order. These are meant to keep your location safe and clean. If you spot your floor drain not draining, it’s time to try some of these eco-friendly drain cleaning tactics or call a professional! 

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