4 Benefits of Installing a Programmable Thermostat

Is your commercial business using a programmable thermostat? If not, you could be missing out on significant cost savings and adding unnecessary stress to your commercial HVAC unit. We’ll break it down for you below. But first, — What is a programmable thermostat? A programmable thermostat allows owners to pre-set a schedule for their HVAC […]

Case Study: Children’s Receiving Home of Sacramento Undergoes Gas-to-Electric Conversion

M3 Service & SMUD Partner to Significantly Reduce Carbon-Emissions for a Customer Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) holds the most ambitious environmental goal of any large utility in the United States— their Zero Carbon Plan sets to eliminate 100% of their greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. As part of their environmental action plan, SMUD is […]

5 Ways to Prepare Your HVAC Unit for High Summer Temperatures

If you live in an area that experiences high temperatures during the summer, you know that a properly functioning HVAC system is a necessity. In addition to keeping temperatures cool, proper HVAC maintenance can reduce the risk of fire and even alleviate seasonal allergy symptoms. Furthermore, proper HVAC maintenance provides the opportunity for cost savings […]

A Business Owner’s Guide to California Clean Vehicle Rebates

Did you know the state of California will pay commercial business and property owners for helping them get more clean cars, trucks, and buses on the road? California is making a push towards becoming a world leader in forging an oil-free future through bills that propose a heavy shift towards the sale of zero-emission vehicles […]

10 Commercial Building Issues Considered an Emergency

Can the issue you’re experiencing at your commercial facility wait a day or two, or do you need to call for emergency service? While HVAC, plumbing, and electrical building malfunctions are always important to address, some issues prompt quick (emergency) action, while others are less vital and can be scheduled out. We’ll walk you through […]

Myth or Fact: Turning Your Heater Off While You’re Away Saves Money

It’s no secret that keeping your commercial facility at a comfortable temperature can quickly rack up utility bills and have a significant impact on a business’ operating costs. In fact, some experts predict that heating, cooling, and ventilation account for up to 40% of commercial energy usage. If you’re a commercial facilities manager, you’re likely […]

6 Simple Ways to Minimize Utility Usage During Holiday Office Closures

Will your commercial facility be out of commission for more than a few days this holiday season? As many offices gear up for extended time off over the holidays, it’s important for facility managers and commercial building owners to consider the opportunity to capitalize on energy savings. Our commercial service team gathered some simple ways […]

National Apprenticeship Week 2022: A Conversation with Our Team

It’s National Apprenticeship Week! What better way to celebrate than to highlight some of our very own? We recently interviewed 7 of our apprentices to learn more about their personal and professional journeys as apprentices. We are proud to partner with these four organizations across the region WECA, ABC Norcal, PHCC, and ACTA. What We […]

Mark III Honored with Silver Safety Award

We are proud to share that Mark III was honored with the Silver Safety Award for our project at UC Davis for the UCD Hot Water Quad Loop and Hutchinson Conversion. This award celebrates the Mark III team for achieving a Days Away Restrictions Transfer (DART) rate of 0.47 with a reported 428,532 work hours. […]

How to Prepare Your Business for Fire Season

California is no stranger to wildfires. In 2021 alone, more than 2.5 million acres and 3.6 thousand structures succumbed to wildfire in California. 2020 was even worse— with more than 4.3 million acres burned and 11.1 thousand structures destroyed. If you operate a brick-and-mortar business or manage a commercial property in California, it’s critical you […]

4 Warning Signs Your Premises Are Due For Electrical Maintenance

Are your premises overdue for electrical maintenance? When did you last check your electrical equipment and wiring? Systems that are out of sight are often out of mind. Arch flashes or equipment that is faulty, meltdown, or fails to function can turn into serious safety issues. Similar to the yearly service checks of your car, […]

5 Benefits of Installing an Office Water Filtration System

We’ve all seen the stainless steel water fountains scattered throughout airports, gyms, schools, and other high-traffic areas— but have you considered installing a water filtration system in your commercial office space? What is a water filtration system? Before you install a water filtration system at your commercial facility, it’s essential to first understand the purpose […]

Employee Spotlight: Nathan Curnow

Spotlight on Nathan Congratulations to Nathan Curnow, journeyman electrician, for earning the May 2022 Employee Spotlight. Scott Welch, electrical superintendent, says, “I would have to say that Nathan has been a great team player when it comes to attitude and bringing the crew together!! It brings a teamwork attitude to work each day and has […]

How To Identify and Prevent Heat Illness at Your Construction Site

At Mark III, we care for the health and wellbeing of our teammates and those on our job sites and we understand the importance of proper safety and knowledge. Our Heat Illness Prevention Plan outlines how to prevent and treat heat-related illnesses when we face heatwaves.   What are heat-related illnesses? Heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and […]

5 Warning Signs It Is Time To Call Your Plumbing Contractor

Leaking faucets, gurgling toilets, or water pooling in sinks may be small issues at first and can be easily overlooked. Especially in a commercial office environment where kitchens and bathrooms are used by many employees who may not feel responsible to look after these common areas. Neglecting a leaking tap or slow drainage in a […]