Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Four Warning Signs that Indicate You May Need Foundation Repair


Every building needs a strong foundation. Unfortunately, any building’s foundation can start to break down and deteriorate over time. These four signs indicate that you should call us at Cloud 9 Services Inc. as soon as possible for foundation repair.

  • Cracks in the Walls- Are there large, diagonal cracks beginning to show up on the inside walls of your building? This is one of the first signs you will notice if your building needs to have foundation repair done.

  • Shifting Windows and Doors- Doors and windows that won’t shut all the way or are uneven indicate that you need to have foundation repair done. To find out if this is actually an issue and not just one door or window that was installed incorrectly, go through your building and open and close each of the windows and doors.

  • Cracks in Exposed Concrete- Keep in mind that small cracks in your building’s exposed concrete base don’t always mean that there is a structural problem. However, these cracks may be one of the first signs that foundation issues are present and should be inspected by us as soon as possible.

  • Standing Water- After it rains, the liquid will not drain properly away from your building if there are issues with your foundation. Although this may also indicate there are problems with your building’s drainage system, lack of drainage after a rainstorm may be a sign that a foundation problem needs to be addressed.

If you notice that water doesn’t drain away from your property, there are cracks in your building’s exposed concrete, or doors and windows in the building don’t shut properly, call us at Cloud 9 Services Inc. in Orlando, FL as soon as possible for foundation repair.

407-481-2750

Saturday, June 15, 2013

New Wireless Sewer Lift Station Monitoring System Limits Dangerous Raw Sanitary Sewage Spills Developed by Cloud 9 Services, Inc.


Sewage spills occur when the pumps in the lift stations fail, the stations fill with sewage and the sewage flows out of the top of the lift station. Disease is spread in this way and the costs to clean up the spill are a major expense to the property owners who call Cloud 9 Services, Inc. to provide emergency lift station repair, cleaning, maintenance and wireless monitoring.


Lift station Orlando
Lift station piping and repair
Quote startWith the new “Spill Hawk” lift station monitoring system developed by Cloud 9 Services, Inc. provides a pump monitoring telemetry system that gives 24/7 real-time cellular monitoring of a sewer lift station.Quote end
We interviewed Rick Fender, the Florida State Certified Plumbing and Underground Utility Contractor for Cloud 9 Services, Inc., to learn more about the dangers of sewage spills and the benefits of this new system. Cloud 9 Services, Inc. was asked to explain how this lift station monitoring is accomplished, and how this affects everyone.
Rick Fender explains, "smaller communities, apartments, condominiums and commercial buildings use sewer lift stations to pump the sewer uphill to a central sewer system." “Most lift stations in Central Florida are owned and maintained by the government but there are quite a few sewage lift stations that are privately owned and maintained” added Fender. Mr. Fender further explained that these private lift stations are not monitored remotely and only a light and bell are activated when there is a lift station pump failure and resulting high water level condition. This means that someone must see or hear the alarm and then call a emergency lift station service company such as Cloud 9 Services, Inc. to mobilize to the project and service the lift station.
The new “Spill Hawk” lift station monitoring system developed by Cloud 9 Services, Inc. provides a pump monitoring telemetry system that gives 24/7 real-time cellular monitoring of a sewer lift station. The wireless system reports alarms in real-time via text message, email, or computer generated voice and will immediately notify on call technicians as well as any of the customer’s staff of any emergency and non-emergency occurrences including-
Single pump failure or trouble
High level alarm
Power outage
Seal failure(where already locally monitored inside the control panel)
Monthly the system will provide the customer with a written report of the extensive historical records of the lift station equipment operation including daily totalization report for pump on/off cycles, total station flow, counter totals, rain totals, average GPM and pump amps (if current sensors are used in the existing control panel), pump runtimes and any events that occurred during the previous month.
Fender stated, "by purchasing the “SpillHawk” system through Cloud 9 Services, Inc. anywhere in Central Florida, we will be on standby for your lift station with our jet/vac trucks, pumpers, crane truck and confined space certified technicians at the lowest costs in the industry."
According to Fender, “Cloud 9 Services has been in the lift station pumping, cleaning, service and construction business in Orlando for 11 years. In that time Cloud 9 has performed spill cleanups for lift stations all over Central Florida. The benefit of the “SpillHawk” system is that the technicians will be notified immediately when even one pump malfunctions. In a duplex station, this means that the technicians would have time to get this pump repaired before the lift station overflows. Fender add, "most spills occur in the middle of the night when rates for service are higher and with the lift station monitoring system we offer this type of emergency service requiring the higher costs is limited."
Cloud 9 Services, Inc. is a lift station cleaning and repair contractor. Cloud 9 holds several Florida State Certified Contractor’s licenses including Plumbing, Underground Utility and Excavation, Mechanical and General. Cloud 9 Services, Inc., located at 1201 West Jackson Street in downtown Orlando, FL, was founded by Rick Fender in 2001. Cloud 9 also specializes in commercial pipe repair, lift station cleaning and maintenance, storm and sanitary system pipe cleaning and repair. Call Cloud 9 Services 24/7 at 407-481-2750

Monday, December 6, 2010

Finding and working with a State Licensed Contractor is the best way to go!

Property owners in Florida are lucky when it comes to easily hiring and controlling licensed Underground  Utility and Excavation contractors. The Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) really does a great job of making sure that “bad” Underground  Utility and Excavation contractors that damage the public are weeded out. They respond quickly to complaints they are given from consumers. Complaints from other legitimate Underground  Utility and Excavation contractors are addressed as well but perhaps a little slower and with less feed back from DBPR. Developing a one on one business relationship with a DBPR representative helps legitimate Underground  Utility and Excavation contractors in controlling the unlicensed activity in their area but DBPR is underfunded that the investigators are spread thin.

If a property owner hires a State licensed Underground  Utility and Excavation contractor, they do have an enormous amount of power over that contractor. If the property owner has a problem with a licensee, the property owner has the following options:

If the licensed Underground  Utility and Excavation contractor abandons the project and refuses to return the customer’s call, one remedy is for the customer to call the DBPR or send DBPR a complaint form. The DBPR will then contact the Underground  Utility and Excavation contractor to resolve the issue. Every licensed Underground  Utility and Excavation contractor who wishes to maintain their license will immediately work with the DBPR and get the issue resolved right away.

Even if the licensed Underground  Utility and Excavation contractor has gone out of business or is dodging the DBPR, the residential consumer can go for the Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board’s Construction Industry Recovery Fund to recover all or a portion of their losses. The rules for the fund read: Payment may be available from the construction industries recovery fund if you lose money on a project performed under contract, where the loss results from specified violations of Florida Law by a state-licensed contractor. For information about the recovery fund and filling a claim, contract the Florida Construction Industry licensing Board at the following telephone number and address: Department Of Business and professional Regulation, Construction Industry Licensing Board, 7960 Arlington Expressway, Suite 300, Jacksonville, Florida 32211-7467. Telephone: (850) 727-3650.

All residential construction contracts are required to contain this clause. The fund provides residential property owners who contract with licensed Underground  Utility and Excavation contractors with the ability to recover up to $50,000.00 if they have been ripped off or otherwise damaged by that licensed Underground  Utility and Excavation contractor.

You may review the Florida Statutes by clicking on: www.myflorida.com/dbpr/pro/cilb/index.html and click on Statutes and Rules.

Call Rick Fender, the Vice President of Cloud 9 Services, Inc for additional information at 407-481-2851 and http://Cloud9Service.com

Monday, September 6, 2010

Help for Underground Utility Contractors

Cloud 9 Services, Inc. has always worked with a few of the local Plumbers and Utility Contractors when they need backup help on thier more difficult projects. Now we are offering our quality Aquatech jet/vac truck, trailer jetter, septic/grease pumper truck, track and push camera systems with sonde locators, crane truck and skilled sewer technicians including our confined space entry team to all Central Florida Plumbers at a discounted rate. When Plumbers or Utility Contractors who do not have this equipment or personnel and get into a situation where they need our help, we are available for emergency service 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. Call Cloud 9 Services, Inc. 407-481-2750. www.cloud9service.com

Cloud 9 Services, Inc. Offers Support for Orlando Plumbers and Underground Utility Contractors

Cloud 9 Services, Inc. has always worked with a few of the local Plumbers and Utility Contractors when they need backup help on thier more difficult projects. Now we are offering our quality Aquatech jet/vac truck, trailer jetter, septic/grease pumper truck, track and push camera systems with sonde locators, crane truck and skilled sewer technicians including our confined space entry team to all Central Florida Plumbers at a discounted rate. When Plumbers or Utility Contractors who do not have this equipment or personnel and get into a situation where they need our help, we are available for emergency service 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. Call Cloud 9 Services, Inc. 407-481-2750. http://www.cloud9service.com/

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Piggy Back Contracts-

The City of New Smyna contract has now expired. Call Cloud 9 Services, Inc. at 407-481-2750 about other "Piggy Back" contracts that we can use to work together.

The Benefits of Piggy Back Government Contracts for Underground Utility Projects


Many State and local government Public Utility Departments can benefit by using "Piggy Back" contracts for their underground utility work as well as other work.


Cloud 9 Services, Inc. has a contract for shceduled and emergency repairs and jetvac cleaning operations for the City of New Symrna Beach. The City has allowed this contract to be Piggy Backed by other State and local government entities. The work covers jet/vac cleaning of storm and sewer lines, repair of starm and sanitary sewer lines, manholes, curb inlets, sink holes, line clogs, Video or TV inspections and troubleshooting of storm and sanitary pipe and structures. The contract also covers regular work as well as emergency repair work. The contract which was competiviley bid can provide your department with the auxillary help that you need to comply with DEP requirements of cleaning storm and sanitary pipe and other work.


There are hourly rates for laborers, pipe foreman, supervisors, equipment operators and pipe layers. Ther are equipment rates for our backhoe, jetvac high pressure cleaning Aquatech Vacon style trucks, dump trucks, utility service trucks, crane truck, well point system, sewer bypass system, confined space entry equipment and our TV camera pipe inspection truck.


You can check the Piggy Back contract for all of Florida and most particulay Central Florida at our web site at http://www.cloud9service.com/. You can also reach us at 407-481-2750.