Servicing Facilities that Serve Us

Scott FabreCommunity, Energy Services, Healthcare, HVAC, New Construction, PlumbingLeave a Comment

Hospital

As the seasons change and the weather get colder, healthcare facilities get busier and busier. Viruses start to spread, and patients frantically schedule last-minute checkups and operations before the end of the year. During this season, healthcare facilities see many more patients, often straining their resources and facilities. It is important that during this time of increased demand, we show … Read More

Three Key Reasons to Maintain Commercial Storm Drains

Andrea LaMontBuilding Services, Catch Basins and Drainage, PlumbingLeave a Comment

Storm drain

Storm drains are found in various areas on commercial and industrial properties.  They are connected to wastewater systems that carry away rainwater during heavy rains.  Property owners are responsible for maintaining the storm drains on their property.  McKenney’s recommends that storm drains be inspected and cleaned out at least once a year to prevent backups and other problems.  The following … Read More

Schedule Fall Clean Out for Your Catch Basin

Andrea LaMontCatch Basins and Drainage, PlumbingLeave a Comment

Catch basin with poor drainage system left water near catch basin drain inlet on a concrete road.

Catch basins are an integral part of the drainage system that directs water away from an area, such as a building or parking lot, to a reservoir or sump.  They are commonly used on commercial and industrial properties to protect them from flooding during heavy rains.  Catch basins need to be cleaned out periodically to keep them functioning properly. How … Read More

Engineering For Easy Service

Ryan YarboroughBIM & Construction Technology, Building Services, Data Centers, Engineering Solutions, Healthcare, HVAC, Mechanical, New Construction, PlumbingLeave a Comment

At McKenney’s the systems we install are becoming more complicated by the day; it is not uncommon for service and accessibility to fall by the wayside during system layout. We are often asked to squeeze our ductwork and piping into a very crowded ceiling. Once other trades install their devices, it can become a challenge to come back to our … Read More

Cold Weather Property Maintenance Tips

Andrea LaMontAutomation & Control Solutions, Building Services, HVAC, PlumbingLeave a Comment

Office exterior in cold weather and winter

Winter has arrived in the Southeast, and that means we can see a variety of weather.  Some days are sunny and mild, while others are cold, wet, and raw.  Occasional snow or ice storms can create havoc for a few days.  Temperature fluctuations can be a challenge for commercial property managers and their maintenance teams.  The following are some cold … Read More

McKenney’s Hydro Excavating Services

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McKenney's hydrovac truck

McKenney’s fully equipped, state-of-the-art hydrovac trucks can provide a variety of essential services for clients.  Whether the job requires our excavating services and utility locating, or your facility needs routine storm drain maintenance ranging from stormwater detention vault clean up, catch basin jetting, and lift station maintenance, McKenney’s has a team of experts ready to deliver fast and dependable service. … Read More

Are Hidden Plumbing Systems Bringing You Hidden Costs?

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McKenney's Plumbing Services

Fall is here! Football, baseball playoffs, and cooler weather. It’s my favorite time of the year. But autumn also brings falling leaves, and along with other debris, leaves can create not only a mess of your property, but also your operating budget. This is a widespread issue: the local news even ran stories of highways being shut down during periods … Read More

Identify System Deficiencies to Improve Facility Operations

Andrea LaMontAutomation & Control Solutions, HVAC, Mechanical, Plumbing, Security, Systems Integration & ControlsLeave a Comment

Improving Facility Operations

The top goal of facilities management is to operate efficiently and effectively. This is true regardless of the industry or setting. Inefficient management wastes resources and increases costs. Good management improves the facility’s bottom line. The following are some best practices that can be implemented to help meet the goal of improving operations. Automate systems A facility’s major systems, such … Read More

Staying Cool Under Pressure

Andrea LaMontHVAC, Plumbing, Project HighlightsLeave a Comment

Emory Musculoskeletal Institute

McKenney’s was tapped to provide the HVAC system and plumbing installation for the new Emory Musculoskeletal Institute in Atlanta. As a specialty contractor on the project, McKenney’s partnered with General Contractors Brassfield & Gorrie and Structor Group as well as engineering firm Newcomb & Boyd. The healthcare facility is the newest addition to Emory’s Executive Park health innovation district. The … Read More