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

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.

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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 www.ferrandinoandson.com.

 

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630.440.9817

 

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.

FILL TRAPS OFTEN

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.

CLEAR CLOGS IMMEDIATELY

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.

CLEAN YOUR DRAINS REGULARLY

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! 

Contact Us

To learn more about plumbing programs for your multi-site portfolio, give Ferrandino & Son a call at:

866-571-4609

and ask to speak to someone in our Business Development Team. You can also reach us at:

 sales@ferrandinoandson.com

The Benefits Of Trenchless Pipe Repair

The Benefits Of Trenchless Pipe Repair

The Benefits of Trenchless Pipe Repair

Processes for fixing pipes have come a long way thanks to innovative technologies that enable plumbing professionals to address these issues more effectively. Trenchless pipe repair allows plumbers to take action in a way that wasn’t possible before, and homeowners can realize several advantages from this method. Here are a few of the benefits you can yield by going with trenchless pipe repair:

LESS DAMAGE

When you work hard to maintain your lawn and assorted landscaping features, it can come as a blow that plumbers need to dig a trench to access an underground sewer pipe. However, trenchless plumbing repair techniques such as pipe bursting or pipe relining requires only one or two small access holes, usually at the entrance and exit of the pipes. This will significantly reduce the damage to your landscaping and will save thousands of dollars in yard repairs.

BETTER QUALITY AND FUNCTION

Trenchless pipe repairs put in cured-in-place liners or seamless Polyethylene piping, providing a better quality piping material for long-term benefits. These pipes help prevent off-set pipes, cracks, corrosion, rusting and tree root invasions. This benefit makes trenchless methods perfect for reducing the need for future repairs for decades to come.
In addition to providing a higher quality material, the trenchless pipe liners can increase flow capacity, helping the pipes to last longer and preventing future clogs. Homeowners can rest easy that they won’t have to clean out their sewer line as often or need to worry about a burst pipe in the near future.

FASTER COMPLETION TIMELINE

The trenchless plumbing repair method can take substantially less time than older traditional approaches, but a variety of factors come into play. Crews often finish in a single day, depending on the extent of the repair. This benefit means that homeowners will enjoy a quick and tidy repair without a lot of damage to landscaping, driveways, sidewalks or trees.

Moving Forward

The benefits of trenchless pipe repair make it a no-brainer for homeowners who need to fix their plumbing system. With less damage, faster completion and better quality, the trenchless method will save you money and provide a pipe solution that will last longer.

Contact Us

To learn more about plumbing programs for your multi-site portfolio, give Ferrandino & Son a call at:

866-571-4609

and ask to speak to someone in our Business Development Team. You can also reach us at:

 sales@ferrandinoandson.com

The Warning Signs Of A Main Sewer Line Blockage

The Warning Signs Of A Main Sewer Line Blockage

The Warning Signs of a
Main Sewer Line Blockage

Your sewer line is one of the most vital parts of your plumbing system – and if it becomes damaged or clogged, it could wreak unwelcome issues on your property. Offset or damaged pipes could cost a lot to repair or replace. The sooner you detect a sewer line breakage or clog, the more likely it is you’ll be able to fix it without a huge hassle or cost. Damage tends to worsen over time. 

Watch out for these warning signs that your sewer line might be blocked:

SLOW DRAINING SINKS AND BATHTUBS

When you have a main sewer line problem, your sinks, toilets, floor drains, and other plumbing fixtures will drain slowly or not at all. Multiple fixtures may be affected by this problem. For instance, if you run the washing machine and the toilet overflows or the laundry room sink backs up, that’s a definite sign of a blockage somewhere in the drainpipes – after all, the water has to go somewhere.

Also, if you hear gurgling sounds when you flush that could be a sign of a blockage in the drain system. These noises may be an indication that tree roots are to blame for your blockage; root systems are one of the biggest culprits of main sewer line issues. So if you have a large tree near your sewer line, its roots could be the problem. This is particularly true if you have an older sewer made of clay or concrete because roots can work their way inside the pipe via the pipe joints. Tiny feeder roots find their way inside seeking moisture. Once inside, they will grow larger, acting as a net to catch toilet paper and waste until a clog forms.

CONSTANT NEED TO PLUNGE

If it seems you’re experiencing more toilet clogs than you used to, that’s an indication that the real clog problem might be farther downstream in your drainage system. The same is true with your kitchen sink. Is it clogging or running slowly more often than it used to? The fact is that if you have more than one slow drain in your house or multiple slow drains, that’s the best indicator that the source of the problem is a clogged sewer.

GET SOME HELP

A sewer clog cannot be treated with a plunger or with over-the-counter chemicals. To clear the sewer line of roots and debris, professional cleaning is required with a heavy-duty drain machine. These electric drain and sewer cleaning machines have a strong, stiff steel cable with a sharp blade on its tip. The cable spins as it travels through the sewer pipe so it cuts away obstructions. It will even shave roots right down to the pipe walls to restore full flow in your sewer pipe. If the Roto-Rooter machine can’t get through the pipe, your service technician can request a video camera inspection of the sewer pipeline to ascertain where the blockage is and its cause. A trained eye will then be able to recommend repair options to the homeowner.

Moving Forward

Always keep an eye (and an ear) out on your plumbing system. It’s best to try to stop an issue before it becomes a large problem. Paying close attention to your system will also save you money in the long run. Never try to fix an issue unless you are sure your solution will not do more harm than good. When in doubt, hire a professional!

Contact Us

To learn more about plumbing programs for your multi-site portfolio, give Ferrandino & Son a call at:

866-571-4609

and ask to speak to someone in our Business Development Team. You can also reach us at:

 sales@ferrandinoandson.com