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
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
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
Fall Fixes that Will Save You Money this Winter
While 2021 might have been the most different year in recent memory, Fall has come right on schedule. The season changes from hot and humid to cooler, sunny days and drier weather. While it can be tempting to mentally jump forward to the most wonderful time of the year, there are a few fixes you can focus on this fall … Read More
Are Hidden Plumbing Systems Bringing You Hidden Costs?
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
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
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
Regular Storm Sewer Maintenance Prevents Costly Damage
Stormwater management systems require regular maintenance to ensure that they continue to function properly. Opinions vary on how often a thorough cleaning should be performed. The frequency may need to be increased in areas where litter and dirt tend to accumulate and in places with a history of drains clogging. Storm sewers in areas of the country that receive high … Read More
Five Common Commercial Plumbing Problems
In contrast to residential systems, commercial plumbing systems are under much more pressure and are often subject to heavy use, making them more prone to break down. If dealt with quickly, minor issues are likely to be easy to resolve. If plumbing repairs are postponed, the resulting damage will likely lead to costly expenditures down the road.
Storm Drain & Catch Basin Inspection & Maintenance
It’s 3:00 a.m., and you get a call from the security guard in a panic because the building has flooded, the water keeps rushing in, and there is no valve to shut it off! Nope, we’re not talking about a waterline break; we’re talking about your storm sewer backing up.