Saturday, August 1, 2020

Jacaranda mimosifoila

Technically Jacaranda mimosifoila ,but more commonly just Jacaranda, wows us with its large vibrant lavender colored flowers and is one of the more popular Florida trees. Though it's been said that they start out looking somewhat odd as saplings and young trees, by the time they near 20 feet, their branches take on domed crown-like shape. They are one of the most distinctive and beautiful trees as their foliage and enormous bright purple flowers usher in Florida's springtime.
The Jacaranda is a large tree. It's best suited as a focal point in a medium sized yard or anywhere on a larger piece of land. It can reach 40 feet tall quickly. It thrives best with plenty of room and should bve placed in partial to full sun. Jacarandas are slow to flower when grown from seed and even take 5 to 7 years before flowering when grafted cuttings are used..  
Caring for Jacaranda trees:
  • You should stake your young tree for one year as they can be blown over in Florida's strong winds.
  • Because the Jacaranda has thin bark, lawn equipment like mowers and line-trimmers can damage it. Leave a mulch-bed or similar around it to allow space for mowing and trimming.
  • When planting the tree, you may choose to add peat moss, top soil or composted cow manure to fertilize the rootball.
  • READ MORE HERE: Mid Florida Tree Service
Whatever the tree care questions, Mid FloridaTree Service's knowledgeable staff and Certified Arborists, are ready to help.

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Risky Pigging

Depending on the type of pipeline you have or the regularity in which it is cleaned will affect the risk to the operator and piping system.

Regularly scheduled pigging, whether weekly, monthly or some other time frame, is recommended for pipelines known to produce wax or sand deposits in order to keep consistent flow and to prevent potential blockage. Routine pigging operations allow the amount of buildup in the line as well as the features of the pipeline to be known, thus lowering the risk of the pigging session. 

In contrast, extended periods of time between pigging sessions tend to result in a higher rate of risk for the pipeline operator,as well as the pipe itself. This is due, mainly, to the unknown condition of the piping. Many older pipelines may never have been pigged in their lifetime because they were constructed without pig launchers or receivers. Additional risk factors arise from infrequent pigging, where a pipeline may have extensive internal buildup of various deposits or been subjected to external damage. Both of these situations will result in considerable restricted movement of the poly pig equipment. 

Don’t gamble with the potential risks. Put your piping system in the hands of professionals, like Roger M Cimbora, Sr., General Manager and his well trained associates at Professional Piping Services. Call them today at 813-994-0032 or toll free at 800-780-6098 to discuss all your pipeline pigging needs.

Wastewater reuse or water reclamation pipeline cleaning

I covered this briefly a while back but I thought it could use a little deeper treatment, so here goes:

Wastewater reuse or water reclamation, commonly known as reclaimed or recycled water comes from diverting what would be wastewater into a system where it will be ‘reused’ for non-potable needs.

Greywater Pipe System Cleaning

Reclaimed water systems generally reuse greywater. Greywater, on average, accounts for nearly 60% of all wastewater produced in homes and typically comes from bathtubs and showers, washing machines, sinks and dishwashers. The design of such plumbing systems makes this greywater available to be used or ‘recycled’ for irrigation purposes, exterior washing among many other applications. Thus, offering significant environmental and water conservation benefits.

The demand and use of reclaimed or reuse.water continues to expand in order to be compliant with changing cost effective practices and conservation demands.

As with all piping systems, your reuse water pipes can benefit from cleaning to help maintain maximum flow capacity for many reasons including;
  • Various biological growths, which are not removed by flushing, are found in the system
  • The system was installed under challenging circumstances and/or not properly cleaned prior to it being placed in service
  • Multiple grievances about plugged sprinkler heads, valves or controls and piping
Let the friendly people at Professional Piping services help you. Call them toll free at 800-780-6098 or locally in Tampa Bay area at 813-994-0032 to discuss all your pipeline needs.

The Importance of Unobstructed Flow

For companies that depend on an unobstructed flow of product, pipeline cleaning produces a level of assurance that their pipelines will continue to be free flowing. Buildup inside the piping system will slow that flow of product, and can in time plug the pipeline.  This level of obstruction can cause hazardous cracks and flaws to the pipeline.

Pipeline Pigs, or Poly Pigs, expedite the cleaning of piping systems by scraping the inner walls of the pipes and clearing or pushing out the debris as it moves along. The poly pig can also be set to inspect the line as it cleans.

Professional Piping Services offers various pipeline cleaning solutions for various types of industries, including but not limited to; refineries, food processing, chemical, and manufacturing plants, as well as making newly constructed pipelines ready prior to being commissioned.

There are general steps taken that apply to the majority of piping systems to be cleaned such as; arranging the pipes valving to segregate the leg that is being cleaned, locating and operating all lateral and/or in-line valves that will be used during the pigging session, insuring the direction of the integrity and flow of the pipeline by the launching of a line size swab, and utilizing a series of pigs in various densities and/or dimensions to obtain optimal cleaning.

Contact Professional Piping Services at 800-780-6098 to discuss the specific and unique requirements of your pipeline. Their knowledgeable and experienced team will help you with information and offer recommendations on the proper cleaning equipment and method to best meet your needs. 


Professional Piping Services 
Roger M Cimbora, Sr.
Certified Underground Utility Contractor
License Number CU-C055717

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

A blog for me to talk about my clients that serve Miami, Florida

I maintain various blogs about different topics. Some of them are about a wide range of topics. Some of them have no focus whatsoever!

Here's one that is more narrowly focused:

This is my Miami Service Providers blog over on Weebly.

Miami is a huge city in Sunny South Florida with a multitude of businesses to meet the needs of the nearly 3 million people who live nearby.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Preparing Trees for Hurricanes

Hurricane season is here again, officially lasting June 1st through the end of November. Let's review some important things.

Tropical Cyclones, that is tropical depressions, tropical storms and hurricanes, threaten Florida every year, and often cause extensive damage to landscapes and surrounding structures. You can easily help make your landscape more hurricane-resistant, so that it's less likely to suffer damage during a major storm with a few simple considerations and a little pre-planning.

Before a storm threatens, consider doing the following:
  • During a hurricane, having the right tree in the right place can help protect your property from strong winds by acting as a wind-break. However a poorly maintained tree will likely do more harm than good. Improperly pruned trees face a greater likelihood that they might break or fall during the storm. Many fallen and damaged trees often seen after a storm may be from the improper cutting or pruning of trees. It is important that your trees are serviced by a trained professional well before a storm threatens. It is important to remember, never begin any pruning during a Hurricane, or Tropical Storm, Watch or Warning.
  • Ideally you should have your trees pruned during the tree species dormant season or during early spring but it’s never too late. Ask Mid Florida Tree Service about trimming your particular species. A tree more likely to survive storms is compact, with a low center of gravity; a strong, sturdy trunk; and a deep, symmetrical root system. The native live oak is a great example of a "survivor" tree, given the right environment and care during its life. Whereas, a more vulnerable tree during storms is one with a high center of gravity, a dense canopy, a decayed trunk, two or more trunks, or shallow roots. Shallow roots result from shallow soil or a high water table. Remember that any tree is more susceptible to toppling during a storm if it suffers from construction damage to roots, poor growing conditions, small root zones, and disease or insect problems.
  • Ensure that your trees have been cleared of deadwood. Deadwood invites pests, and breaks away into projectiles too easily during a storm.
  • Work with a licensed and insured certified arborist.
  • Don't over-do the trimming or pruning. A certified arborist will ensure that the canopy is preserved, taking no more than 25% of it's normal growth. Correct pruning is likely the most important part of helping healthy trees survive hurricanes.
An Arborist can also help you to train young trees so they develop a sturdy, well-spaced framework of healthy branches along a dominant trunk and help maintain this form as far up into the tree as possible while it grows by reducing the length of competing stems and branches.

Avoid cutting the root system. If there is a conflict between the root system and a structure or project, let the arborist review the situation and determine if it's safe to prune the roots.

Ensure proper disposal of cut wood. Loose branches and logs have the potential to become projectiles during a severe storm.

Have all stumps ground down below grade. Stumps above grade pose a tripping hazard, regardless of season.

Mid Florida Tree Service has the experience and knowledge to help ensure your trees and yard are as ready as possible from potential storm threats.