Meet Our New Certified Installer in Florida: GEM Statewide Plumbing

May 18

Meet Our New Certified Installer in Florida: GEM Statewide Plumbing

Perma-Liner Industries is proud to work with our certified installers, all of whom are first-rate. We get especially happy when we have the pleasure of introducing them to you. If you’re a resident of Florida, it’s time to introduce you to Gem Statewide Plumbing! Gem specializes in electronic leak detection. As new homes are built with concrete foundations, slab leaks will occur which may surface from any imperfection in the concrete foundation. That’s why it’s vital to have a professional plumbing contractor with the right equipment to locate the leak. An outstanding plumber will always receive great reviews from happy customers: “just had another great job completed by Gem Plumbing. This time we had a full re-plumbing and the guys were professional, went above & beyond to make sure everything was perfect” is just one of the rave reviews. Gem Statewide Plumbing leaves nothing off the list with an extensive line of services offered for all of your residential plumbing problems including sewer lines, drain cleaning, hydro jetting services, garbage disposals, video inspections and much more. Gem also provides you with 24 hour service and is currently offering discounts and special offers! Call to get your free estimate and remember to ask about the many additional services offered. 1-941-475-7000 or www.gemstatewideplumbing.com. You can look forward to being a happy customer! Interesting fact: North Miami has had great success with the installation of an Advanced Metering Infrastructure Program capable of leak detection. This has been an integral solution to aid in time efficiency and inspections. Prior to the new system, surveying the 550 mile pipeline system was a drawn-out, inefficient process which used staff resources, money and water ineffectively. In addition, the new leak detection system is equipped with real time customer usage data which has vastly improved customer...

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Contractor Licensure Guidelines in Florida

Nov 18

Contractor Licensure Guidelines in Florida

If you’re interested in becoming a licensed contractor in Florida, there are certain guidelines to follow on the pathway to your licensure.  In Florida, there are two types of  licenses available: certified and registered.  Certified licenses allow you to work as a contractor anywhere in Florida. Registered licenses are limited to certain local jurisdictions and only allow you to work in the cities or counties where you hold a certificate of competency. Keep in mind, a plumber’s license is a different license than that obtained by a contractor. A Florida plumbing license is issued by the locality in which the plumber wants to work. If you are going to perform plumbing work for pay in Florida, two licenses are involved: 1) the license held by the contractor, and 2) the license held by the plumber. The contractor is the one with the legal right to perform work for hire. The plumber is the one who is actually performing the plumbing work. The plumber is either an employee of the contractor or may be the contractor themselves. The individual counties in Florida (not the state) issue Florida plumbing licenses to plumbers and the licenses are good for two years. There are a variety of apprentice training programs in Florida that are offered in conjunction with various technical schools, builder’s associations, community colleges and the Florida Department of Education. Once you are qualified, find out more about Perma-Liner Industries!! We are nationwide and the leading manufacturer and supplier of trenchless pipeline rehabilitation equipment in North America.  Since 1999, it’s what we’ve been all about! The CIPP (Cured in Place Pipe) industry and user friendly, state of the art technology for sewer systems. Your success is our success and we’d love to hear from you to provide you with resources for your journey.  Call us or go online to...

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Okaloosa’s Pipeline Repair and Road Closures

Sep 30

Okaloosa’s Pipeline Repair and Road Closures

Residents of Okaloosa County, the City would like to inform you of pipeline repair going on in your neighborhood. The Road Division will be replacing storm water pipes at 3008 Bob White Drive and no through traffic will be permitted on Bob White Drive beginning today September 30th for approximately 3 weeks.  Anyone needing to access a Bob White Drive residence north of this closure should use the east entrance into Quail Run Subdivision (Quail Hollow Road) then turn back south from the north end of Bob White Drive.  The Water and Sewer Department has also implemented a plan for a rate change.  Okaloosa County Water and Sewer will have a 3.75% rate increase take effect on October 1. The rate increase is part of an approved Five-Year Rate Plan enacted by the Board of County Commissioners in September of 2011. Water and sewer fixed rates vary based on the size of the meter and the total usage. Okaloosa became the 52nd county in Florida on September 7, 1915 and was created from parts of Santa Rosa and Walton Counties. The purpose of Okaloosa County Government is to be responsive to citizens in providing an appropriate level of accessible services on a cost effective basis. Fundamental County values include the continual improvement of infrastructures. Perma-Liner Industries has great news!   We’ve got a profit making powerhouse in our inventory and it’s our 22 foot Perma-Main™ Top Gun Trailer system.  Training is included with this package deal and it’s our best ‘turn-key’ solution we have for you to replace a conventional dig.  This impressive system can rehabilitate 6”-10” diameter pipelines. It also comes with a zero down, no payment for 90 days offer.  Call us or go online to find out more. 1-866-336-2568 or...

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Rainy Season in Gainesville Keeps Sewer Lift Stations Busy

Sep 22

Rainy Season in Gainesville Keeps Sewer Lift Stations Busy

The seasonal rainfall has been at an all-time high in the City of Gainesville.  Last week, City workers needed to pump storm water out of the sewer system’s lift station.  Residents were informed by the City of the necessity for the late night work in order to keep their homes safe from a sewer backup.  The lift stations are in place to help pump wastewater from low to higher elevations.  Due to the heavy rains all spring and summer, the inflow of both storm and ground water in the collection system, immediate action is needed to prevent a release into commercial and residential properties.   The water that is pumped out of the lift stations by the trucks is then transported to another area with more capacity in the wastewater collection system.  There are two reclamation facilities in Gainesville where the water is then moved to.  A contributing factor to the infiltration is the population in the residential community which has grown in recent years.  Subsequently, the lift stations were not readily capable of handling the rapid growth.  There has also been a notable problem in the sewers with the improper disposal of items such as baby wipes, plastic bags, and diapers which has conclusively been a contributor to an inundated pump station. Perma-Liner Industries has great news!   We’ve got a profit making powerhouse in our inventory and it’s our 22ft Perma-Main™ Top Gun Trailer system.  Training is included with this package deal and it’s our best ‘turn-key’ solution we have for you to replace a conventional dig.  This impressive system can rehabilitate 6”-10” diameter pipelines. It also comes with a zero down, no payment for 90 days offer.  Call us or go online to find out more. 1-866-336-2568 or...

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Miami offers Two Sewer Improvement Trainings in September

Sep 01

Miami offers Two Sewer Improvement Trainings in September

Miami is at the forefront of some extensive capital improvement plans for the City’s sewer system. To provide awareness and community ownership, The Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department (WASD), along with the Miami-Dade County Internal Services Department’s Small Business Development will host the Capital Improvement Program Training Workshop for Pump Stations on Wednesday Sept. 2, 2015.  The City has taken an aggressive approach to readiness by providing information and resources to county certified small firms interested in bidding on pump station improvement, upgrades and replacements. The Capital Improvement Program (CIP) has been designed to address aging infrastructure, comply with regulatory requirements and support economic growth, while still keeping utility rates competitive.  Miami has taken its role, as the largest sewer utility in the southeast, with the utmost dedication.  The plan is also ensuring the economic structure of the City’s growing population, with over 16,000 new jobs in place within a 10 year timeframe.  With an organized community outreach, the City has invested in 111 pump stations, 27 Force Mains and 78 gravity lines.  The investment is a multimillion dollar project that will sustain Miami’s growing population.  The City also maintains the lowest water and sewer costs in all of Florida. Miami, you’ve got another invite~ SAVE THE DATE! The 88th Annual WEFTEC (the Water Environment Federation’s Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference) is taking place at McCormick Place in Chicago, Ill., from September 26-30, 2015 and Perma-Liner Industries will be there!  Come check us out.  We will be at booth #804 and we’d like to provide info, as well as, answer all of the questions you may have about trenchless, Cured in Place Pipelining.  It’s our specialty and we want to share it with you.  The conference is the largest conference of its kind in North America and offers water quality professionals from around the world with the best water quality education and...

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