Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Commercial Drain Cleaning Orlando | Storm Drain Cleaning Orlando

Commercial Drain Cleaning Orlando | Storm Drain Cleaning Orlando 

Large metropolitan cities and even rural towns rely heavily on their infrastructure systems. The distribution & disbursement of their sewer and water pipelines play a crucial role to the overall health. With a proper thorough inspection, preventive maintenance, and upgrades to a decaying infrastructure can help prevent a catastrophic failure utilizing drain cleaning methods. This is critical measure to take so that a community can provide their residents with fresh water and storm/sewer waste removal.

If a storm sewer is clogged and heavy rains follow it can leave a parking lot flooded. Not only is this dangerous to motorist or pedestrians, but it can lead to costly repairs. This all to familiar scenario that could have been avoided with a routine maintenance inspection. It leaves many in an uncomfortable position wondering who they can contact to get the job done right.

Cloud 9 Services, Inc drain cleaning service is on call


with a 24 hour emergency response team.

Our staff is certified and is backed with some of the best equipment in the industry. Our jet vacuum trucks make sure the process is quick and efficient saving you time and money.

We also offer a video pipe inspection service that is a valuable tool. It allows us to see what is happening in the pipeline, and if a repair has to be made in real time. We are able to inspect and maintain commercial, industrial/municipal sewer pipelines & water piping systems. Cloud 9 Services Inc. is located in Orlando, Florida, take advantage of our reliable and affordable commercial plumbing services.

Monday, December 6, 2010

It is better to hire a State Licensed Plumbing Contractor- Call Cloud 9 Services, Inc. 407-481-2750

Property owners in Florida are lucky when it comes to easily hiring and controlling licensed plumbing contractors. The Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) really does a great job of making sure that “bad” plumbing contractors that damage the public are weeded out. They respond quickly to complaints they are given from consumers. Complaints from other legitimate plumbing 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 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 plumbing 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 plumbing 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 plumbing contractor to resolve the issue. Every licensed plumbing contractor who wishes to maintain their license will immediately work with the DBPR and get the issue resolved right away.

Even if the licensed plumbing 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 plumbing contractors with the ability to recover up to $50,000.00 if they have been ripped off or otherwise damaged by that licensed plumbing 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 407-481-8383 and http://www.cloud9service.com/

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Septic System Maintenance Best Management Practices

Septic System Best Management Practices for the Homeowner/Renter

1.      Flush only human waste, wastewater, and toilet paper into septic tanks.
2.      Conserve water in your house to avoid system flooding—you will also cut costs.
3.      Scrape food off plates, pots pans, etc before washing—you don’t want excess large particles in the septic tank—it takes much longer to break down.
4.      DO NOT pour excess cooking fats, greases, or oils down the drain.
5.      Use soaps and detergents sparingly—excess soap, especially bleach, will kill all the good bacteria in the tank that is breaking down the solid waste, plus it will save you $$.
6.      Add Enzyme-Bacteria waste and grease digestant monthly – in order to ensure proper bacteria and enzymes are maintained in the tank to break down waste in the septic tank.
7.      Call a septic company if a high water alarm goes off—that means there could be a back-up pending or the pump is having problems.
How Can I Tell If I Have a Problem?

These are signs that you have a problem:

·         You have standing sewage over your absorption field or around your septic tank.
·         You have a distinct sewage odor around your septic system.
·         You have areas of soil that are collapsing over your septic system.
·         You have a very slow draining or stopped up sink or toilet.
·         Sewage backs up into your house.
·         The septic Tank Alarm is going off outside by the front bedroom.

Do not flush excess water through your system

Excess water can flush out the scum and sludge layers and clog up your absorption field pipes.

  • Spread out clothes washing evenly over the week, and switch to a front loading washer as it uses less water.
  • Wash only full loads of dishes and clothes. Install a filter between the washer and the septic tank.
  • Do not allow storm water to enter your septic system or absorption field. Drain rainwater from gutters away from the septic drainfield and let it enter your storm water system.
  • Do not put your pool water through your septic system.
  • Do not put your water softener water through your system.
  • Use low flow showerheads, faucets, toilets, etc. or use them less often, and stop all drips and leaks.

Keep Chemicals Out of Your Septic System

Chemicals can kill the bugs that treat the sludge and scum. They can also find their way into the groundwater and contaminate your drinking water or the surrounding water that could be someone else’s drinking water.

Do not pour cleaners, solvents, paints, pesticides, inks, antifreeze, prescription drugs, or any other chemicals down any drains or sinks.

Use natural drain cleaners such as vinegar and baking soda to unclog drains. Use non-phosphate or biodegradable detergents when washing clothes and dishes.

What Can I Do In My Kitchen?

There are some other procedures that can use in the kitchen to help improve your septic system operation.

  • Do not use a garbage disposal. Garbage disposals add 50% more solids to your septic system and will cut the time between pump outs in half.
  • Do not pour cooking fats, oils, and greases (FOG) down your kitchen or any other sink. FOG can build up in your pipes and cause clogs. In addition, FOG will increase the scum level in your septic tank and may require you to pump it out more frequently.
  • Scrape food off plates, pots, etc. before washing.

What Can I do In My Bathroom?

There are a number of things you can do in your bathroom.

  • Install low flow showerheads, faucet aerators, and toilets.
  • Take shorter showers.
  • Do not take baths.
  • Do not run your water while brushing teeth or shaving.
  • Flush toilets less often.
  • Do not use toilet bowel disinfectants and drain cleaners.
  • Do not flush excessive toilet paper.
  • Do not flush tissues, paper towels, personal hygiene products, or cigarette butts into the septic system.
  • Do not allow hair to flush down the sink drain.

How Can I Protect My Drain Field?

Drain Fields, also called absorption fields, should not have anything substantial placed over them.

  • Do not park cars, trucks or other heavy equipment over a drain field.
  • Do not plant trees or bushes over the drain field. Only grass should be planted over one.
  • Do not place buildings, sheds, porches, pools or other structures over the drain field.
  • Do not cover drain fields with asphalt, concrete, or other impermeable materials.
  • Do not allow storm water from roof drains, sump pumps, etc. to flow over the drain field.

  • Conserve water whenever and wherever you can, the more water that enters the system, the less effective the treatment system is. Conserve water by:
  • Fixing leaks and faucet drips;
  • Using low flow toilets, showerheads, and faucets;
  • Controlling the number of loads of clothes washed per day;
  • Taking shorter showers;
  • Reducing the amount of water running while brushing teeth, shaving, and bathing, etc.
  • Flush toilets less often.
  • Replace old appliances with modern water-efficient models;
  • Use moderate amounts of toilet paper;
  • Take showers instead of baths, and make them shorter;
  • Wash only full loads of dishes and clothes, and evenly distribute the loads over the week;
  • Use liquid detergent in the dishwasher;
  • Use a front loading washer;
  • Use no-phosphate detergent;
  • Handwash dishes whenever possible;
  • Use biodegradable detergents;
  • Pour cooking fats, oils and greases in a container and place in trash;
  • Route roof drains, storm drains, and sump pumps away from the septic system drain field;
  • Consider replacing your toilet system with a composting or incinerating toilet;
  • Landscape the absorption field with grass; not trees or bushes;
  • Properly design for septic system expansion if additional bedrooms, bathrooms, or other water generating additions are planned;


  • Use an excessive amount of water;
  • Use toilet bowl disinfectants, they can kill the bacteria that treat the wastewater in the septic tank;
  • Flush facial tissue, paper towels, personal hygiene products, or cigarette butts;
  • Flush prescription drugs or over the counter medications, they can kill the bacteria that treat the wastewater in the septic tank, and can contaminate local groundwater or surface water;
  • Use drain cleaners indiscriminately;
  • Allow hair or other material to enter drains;
  • Use a garbage disposal, such use could result in the need to pump the system twice as frequently;
  • Pour cooking fats, oils or greases down the sink drain;
  • Wash more that two clothes washer loads per day, this will keep the water from flushing through the septic tank;
  • Send chlorine-treated pool water through the system;
  • Drive or place heavy equipment on an absorption field;
  • Cover over an absorption field with concrete, asphalt, or other impermeable material;
  • Build on an absorption field, such as a storage shed, addition, garage, or swimming pool;
  • Allow storm drains, sump pumps, and other water to drain over the absorption field;
  • Pant trees, bushes, etc. over an absorption field that could penetrate to the pipes and clog or destroy them;
  • Enter a septic tank, toxic and explosive gases are formed in the tank, and could disable or kill;
  • Use septic system additives such as starter enzymes, feeders, cleaners, degreasers, or chemicals designed to prevent pump-outs, they don’t work and can contaminate local groundwater or surface water;
  • Wash latex paint brushes or rollers in the sink, and
  • Flush solvents, paints, antifreeze, and other chemicals, they can kill the bacteria that treat the wastewater in the septic tank, and can contaminate local groundwater or surface water.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Curtis Walker, a Top Grade Plumber joins Cloud 9 Services, Inc.

Curtis has been in the industry of plumbing, septic, grease trap and lift station maintenance and construction for many years. Cloud 9 Services, Inc. is proud to announce that Curtis has joined our company as senior Plumbing Project Manager. He perform commercial and residential plumbing repair all over Orlando and Central Florida.  Cloud 9 Sergvices, Inc. is on a 24/7 emergency service schedule providing jet/vac sewer cleanings, pumper trucks and jet trailers for line cleaners to home owners but also to the other best plumbing contractors in Orlando. Call 24/7...407-481-2750.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Plumbing Basics

There are three basic plumbing systems that exist in all buildings from houses to schools, hospitals and all other types of commercial structures. Types of plumbing materials and the methods used to plumb buildings will differ depending their size as well as varied local building codes and laws. External forces such as weather, natural disasters, and geological conditions can play a role in the plumbing materials and plumbing codes enforced in new construction.
The three major components in the plumbing system are the drain waste and vent (DWV), the domestic water system, and the plumbing fixtures. This includes all water entering the building, leaving the building, and how the water is consumed.

The DWV system carries waste water from the house or structure to the public sewer lines or private sewer storage tanks such as septic tanks with drainfields. The DWV system is the first to be installed and tested during the construction process. This system is typically constructed of PVC (polyvinyl chloride) or cast iron. This plumbing system is molded to ensure the free flow of drainage water from one point to another. However, they are not able to withstand water pressure. PVC uses solvents and cements to chemically bond pipe to fittings. Cast iron plumbing drains are fastened together with no hub couplings or a gasket and hub combination depending on job specification. The PVC and cast iron components described above are also call the sanitary system. Also included in the DWV system are P-traps. Every fixture with a drain must have a P-trap which is a “U” shaped bend that creates a water seal to prevent sewer odors and bacteria from entering the building through the main sewer lines. The final aspect of the DWV system is venting. The vent system in a structure ensures the drainage system maintains an equal balance. The vent system typically leads through the roof allowing the free flow of air in the lines which prevents back pressure from siphoning out the trap seals blocking sewer gases.

Next, the domestic water plumbing system carries pressurized water from city water or private wells to the building. The domestic water line leads to a water heater or boiler and distributes hot and cold water throughout the property for consumption. The most common material used for consumable water are copper, CPVC (chlorinated polyvinyl chloride), or PEX (cross-linked polyethylene). Copper is bonded by soldering pipe and fittings together with a torch. CPVC is chemically bonded with solvents and cements. And PEX is fastened using a series of crimp rings and barbed brass fittings. All off these piping systems support both hot and cold water by meeting the proper temperature and pressure ratings. PVC schedule 40 pressure fittings may also be used but for plumbing cold water only. This typically is used for outdoor water lines. The PVC pressure fittings differ from the PVC DWV fittings in the amount of water pressure they are able to support.
The final components of the plumbing system are the plumbing fixtures. Fixtures make the domestic water available for use and then direct water into the DWV system. This includes bathtubs, sinks, toilets, water heaters, faucets, and any other installment supporting consumable water. Other miscellaneous items such as angle stops and supply tubes carry water from behind the wall to the plumbing fixture. Plumbing fixtures add to the aesthetic value of the building often require a great deal of design and planning. Plumbing fixtures are often specified to be ADA or handicap compliant especially in commercial installations and can be required by law. Detailed specification sheets and submittals can be requested to determine if a particular fixture is ADA compliant.

Regular maintenance is required on all aspects of the plumbing system. This can range from cleaning drain lines, replacing or repairing sanitary and domestic water lines, and remodeling fixtures for cosmetic or practical purposes. Also, local code or law changes can require upgrades to be made in certain properties. Certified Plumbing Contractor experts such as Cloud 9 Services can provide added value to a variety of plumbing problems. Plumbing professionals encompass years of experience and training to ensure the job is done correctly and that the work is in correspondence with local codes. Plumbing professionals also have the advantage of using their relationships with wholesale suppliers to get material fast and at the right price.

Cloud 9 Services, Inc. holds State of Florida Certified Plumbing Contractor, General Contractor, Mechanical Contractor and Underground Utility and Excavation Contractor's licenses. CFC1427156If you are in need of any pluming, septic or other underground utility repairs, please call Cloud 9 Services, Inc.’s at 407-481-2750 or visit our website at www.cloud9service.com.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Septic Tank and Drainfield Repair Challenges

Septic Tank and Drainfield Repair Challenges

Plumbers in Florida are licensed to repair and install septic tanks and drainfields. However, having a Plumbing Contractor’s license does not insure that your septic tank and drainfield will be properly installed or repaired. Many plumbers have been around a long time and have tons of experience in general plumbing but septic tanks and drainfields require specialized training.

Cloud 9 Services, Inc. has not only the proper licensing but also the trained technicians, managers and equipment to get the project completed properly.

People only have a septic system if they cannot get access to the City or County sewer system. As time goes by, more existing homes are connected to the municipal sewer system where the effluent is sent to the main wastewater treatment facility, Sewer piping and lift stations with pumps are used to move the effluent along its way. In the future, all septic tanks will be gone and every home and business will be connected to Central wastewater treatment plants.

Until that time, you need to take care of your septic tank and drainfield to save money. You should not flush non-biodegradable items down the toilet. These items include but are not limited to condoms, ear swabs, dental floss, detergents, bleach and grease.

Restaurant septic tank systems have (2) lines coming from the building. They have the “Blackwater” and grease lines. The restrooms go directly to the septic tank or our to the municipal sewer while the floor drains, 3 compartment sinks and dish washers go to the grease trap before they go to the septic tank or municipal sewer line.

Sometimes with large homes there are (2) or more septic tank and drainfield systems. Some septic tank pumping companies may find and pump one tank and miss the others. We at Cloud 9 Services, Inc. pride our selves on doing a complete check of the system to find all the tanks. In fact most septic tank companies will just pump the tank without checking out the entire septic system to find the root of the problem. Cloud 9 Services, Inc. finds the problems and presents the customer with the solutions to their septic and plumbing needs.

Cloud 9 services, Inc. serves all of Central Florida including Altamonte Springs, Casselberry, Geneva, Lake Mary, Lake Monroe, Longwood, Oviedo, Sanford, Winter Springs, Alafaya, Apopka, Bay Lake, Belle Isle, Christmas, Doctor Phillips, Eatonville, Edgewood, Lake Buena Vista, Maitland, Oakland, Ocoee, Orlando, Tangerine, Windermere, Winter Garden, Winter Park, Zellwood, Campbell, Celebration, Kissimmee, Poinciana, St. Cloud, Auburndale, Bartow, Davenport, Dundee, Eagle Lake, Fedhaven, Fort Meade, Frostproof, Haines City, Highland Park, Hillcrest Heights, Indian Lake Estates, Lake Alfred, Lake Hamilton, Lake Wales, Lakeland, Mulberry, Nalcrest, Polk City, Providence, Winter Haven, Altoona, Astatula, Astor, Bassville Park, Clermont, Eustis, Forest Hills, Fruitland Park, Groveland, Howey-In-The-Hills, Lady Lake, Leesburg, Mascotte, Minneola, Montverde, Mount Dora, Mount Plymouth, Okahumpka, Paisley, Sorrento, Tavares, Umatilla, Yalaha, Daytona Beach, Daytona Beach Shores, DeBary, DeLand, Deltona, Edgewater, Holly Hill, Lake Helen, New Smyrna Beach, Oak Hill, Orange City, Ormond Beach, Pierson, Ponce Inlet, Port Orange.

Cloud 9 Services, Inc hold State of Florida Certified Underground Utility and Excavation Contractor, General Contractor, Mechanical Contractor and Plumbing Contractor's licenses.

If you are in need of any pluming, septic or other underground utility repairs, please call Cloud 9 Services, Inc.’s at 407-481-2750 or visit our website at http://www.cloud9service.com/.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Septic Tank Systems

Septic systems are buried in the ground and consist of some piping, a tank and a leaching field.

Septic tanks were first introduced in England about 1900. They organically decompose waste matter through bacterial action. The bacteria that does the work enters the tank with normal household waste.

Leaching fields consist of a network of perforated pipes laid just under the surface of the ground in a pattern on a bed of gravel. Healthy systems are where clear water exits the septic tank and enters the perforated pipe network of the leaching field. The water drains into the gravel, is absorbed by the surrounding soil and evaporates up into the air above the field. Anything other than clear water exiting from your septic tank into the leaching field piping, will cause both the leaching field and the environment suffer.

What can go happen in a healthy septic tank and a septic tank which is unhealthy? The septic tank is a watertight box. Household waste enters this box, organic material floats to the surface where bacteria biologically convert it to liquid. This is called the floating layer. Inorganic material and by-products of bacterial digestion will not float. They normally sink to the bottom of the tank and accumulate, creating a sludge layer. Water in the tank occupies the space between the floating layer and the sludge layer. The large clear water layer is important in a healthy septic tank.

Trouble starts when material from either the floating layer or the sludge layer exits the septic tank to the leaching field. This will sometimes clog the field's piping system and bring harmful unprocessed waste in contact with ground soils and ground water.

What can you do?
A professionally designed and maintained septic system is environmentally friendly and requires no major economic expense over the course of a lifetime.


Most septic system maintenance has two parts. First, the sludge layer that accumulates at the bottom of your tank-


This maintains the depth of the water layer and eliminates any possibility of sludge entering and clogging your leaching field thus contaminating the environment. Replacing your leaching field is an large expense and inconvenience. The second part of septic system maintenance deals with the bacteria necessary for digesting organic solids in the floating layer.


They are very sensitive to many household care products and commonly used chemicals. Products and chemicals may be "Anti Septic". If the bacteria are killed or not present in sufficient numbers to digest the floating layer and maintain its size, the harmful solids will exit your tank, clog your drainfield and harm the environment. Some Anti Septic materials include:




Today many ecologically-safe home care products are available, and we encourage our customers to use them to insure the proper operation of their mini treatment plant.

Yeast, Baking Soda and other Taboos

Rural leaching of waste has been around for a long time and many myths or wivestales exist. Yeast, when added to your septic system, merely provides a "fermentation" environment and does not assit the septic system. Yeast will not provide bacteria. Baking soda raises the pH in your septic tank. It provides absolutley no bacteria. In fact, raising the pH of your septic tank too much can harm the septic process. We encourage you and all our customers to call us for the real story before trying home remedies.

Septic systems are tough mini waste water treatment plants. Properly designed and installed, they will function flawlessly. They are organic, natural and not harmful to the environment.


They are not designed to accept cigarette butts, table scraps, kitchen grease, garbage disposal refuse, tampon tubes, harmful household products, harsh laundry detergents and other non-degradible.

When do you Pump Your Septic Tank?

Your septic tank must be pumped on a regular basis. For our customers this happens automatically as we put them in our computer system to remind us and the customer as to when the pumping is due. The frequency of which your septic tank must be pumped is determined by:

The physical size of your tank ( its volume ), the number of people it supports, the frequency of showers, laundry, flushing, etc., how much inorganic material is introduced, the design and condition of your drainfield and the type of soil in the area of your drainfield.

We prepared this page to serve our customers and future customers. Please call 407-481-2750 anytime with questions about your septic system. You will find our technicians and office staff to be courteous and knowledgeable.