Omnia Mechanical Group

571 Timpson Place Bronx, NY 10455

Phone: 212-534-2500

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COVID-19 and Home Airflow: What You Should Know as a Homeowner or Property Manager

With the spread of the novel coronavirus and its associated disease, COVID-19, many people are reassessing how they conduct their day-to-day lives. From how we conduct work to how we behave at home, the new global pandemic has called many previous behaviors and environments into question.

One key health area that all New York City homeowners, landlords, and property managers should examine is airflow in the home or place of business. Let’s take a look at why that’s important and what the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) includes on the topic in their guidelines and how Antler Motor and Pumps can help comply with these guidelines.

CDC Guidelines for Preventing Coronavirus Spread

Air Flow Recommendations

In late 2019, after seeing the spread of the novel coronavirus in China and beyond, the CDC established guidelines for preventing the spread of coronavirus. These guidelines were aimed at households and non-healthcare settings in which a person had been already diagnosed with laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 or was under investigation.

The spread of coronavirus has been exponential since that time. New York City hospitals are rapidly approaching 100 percent occupation of all ICU (intensive care unit) beds. Many healthcare institutions are therefore now advising that both symptomatic people and those who are known to have been exposed to coronavirus be treated as presumptive positive cases.

The reality is that many people who have not been tested yet as positive for the virus may be infected. It’s better to assume people are infected and take appropriate measures than to believe every environment is safe.

It’s more important than ever that homeowners and landlords or their property managers heed the CDC guidelines to prevent the spread of disease. One essential element is:

“Make sure that shared spaces in the home have good airflow, such as by an air conditioner or an opened window, weather permitting.”

This is because the virus has been proven to adhere to certain surfaces after infected people have touched them. It is also spread by droplets expelled via coughing and sneezing by infected individuals. The possibility exists that the virus remains in the air for some time after it has been expelled. Creating better airflow helps move fresh air into the environment and reduce the risk of other people becoming infected.

How You Can Help Prevent Coronavirus Spread in Your Buildings

Improve Air Flow

Because of the instructions from the CDC, it’s extremely important that homeowners and landlords or their building staff work to maximize airflow in their building environments.

Antler Pumps can provide a key service for you by surveying your roof exhaust fans and making sure they are operating properly for adequate air circulation. We can repair or replace fans, blowers, and other systems that exhaust, supply, recirculate, and filter air, so you have the freshest air possible in your building. We carry a large selection of parts, so your repairs are completed in a timely fashion with a minimum of disruption.

Why Coronavirus Guidelines Are Always Useful

The coronavirus pandemic has spurred many buildings in New York to look at their air circulation and other aspects of occupant health. However, it’s wise to assess these systems even without the threat of a pandemic.

Influenza cases in any given winter are often higher in New York City than elsewhere because of the density of living and the number of visitors from outside the city. Children, the elderly, and pregnant women are particularly affected. During the 2019 holiday season, a large percentage of New York City emergency department visits were attributed to influenza, commonly known as “the flu,” growing even larger as the winter months progressed.

Experts warn that influenza will be with us for many years to come. And with the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, healthcare professionals have cautioned that this won’t be our last pandemic. We’ve had close calls in recent years with swine flu, avian flu, and SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome). It pays to protect your buildings, your home, and your tenants with the proper airflow system.

For more information about your roof exhaust and air circulation system, feel free to reach out to Antler Motor & Pumps, a division of the Omnia Mechanical Group, at 212-534-2500 or via our online form. We can evaluate your current equipment and make recommendations to help make your building safer during the coronavirus pandemic. We are here to support you during this time that calls on New York professionals to work together to keep our great city going.


Our Privacy Policy

Omnia Mechanical Group(the “Company”) strives to ensure the highest standards for property listings and customer information privacy. Please review the following statement to learn about our company practices and policies. Please be aware that our Privacy Policy is subject to change at any time.

1. Purpose.

This Privacy Policy (“the Policy”) provides information on how the Company uses your personal information. By agreeing to the Policy, you agree to our collection and use of your personal information as described in the Policy. This Privacy Policy is effective for all new users of Sanitaryplumbing.com.

2. Personal Information.

You can browse some areas of omniagroup.nyc (“the Website”) without being a registered user. However, certain activities do require registration. (You consent to the transfer and storage of your information by registering with omniagroup.nyc).

3. Use of Information.

Our primary purpose in collecting personal information is to provide you with a safe and user-friendly experience. For example, the Company may use your personal information to:

  • Improve our services and the Website’s content and layout;
  • Provide the services and necessary customer support you request;
  • Resolve disputes, collect fees, and troubleshoot problems;
  • Track and record customer satisfaction with our services;
  • Protect the Company against error and fraud;
  • Inform you of special promotions and announcements;
  • Enforce our agreements, terms, conditions, and policies; and
  • As otherwise described to you at the time of collection.

We may occasionally ask you to complete optional surveys. These surveys are used to improve and customize your experience with Sanitaryplumbing.com.

The Company always provides you the ability to opt-out of further communication such as promotions and surveys; see the Opt-Out section below.

The Company does not share any of your personal information with outside organizations, companies, individuals, etc. The only exception to this standard is if such a disclosure is reasonably necessary to respond to any and all legal processes.

4. Links to Other Sites.

The Website may have links to other websites that may collect personally identifiable information about you. The Company is not responsible for the privacy practices of the content of those linked websites.

5. Safety & Security Precautions.

The Website has strict security measures in place to protect you and your information from fraud. Once your information is provided to Omnia Mechanical Group, we strive to ensure the confidentiality of your identity and information.

6. Opt-Out.

The Company provides you with the opportunity to opt-out of receiving promotional and other non-essential, marketing-related communications from Omnia Mechanical Group. If you would like to opt-out of these select communications, please see any of the Company’s email communications and follow the directions indicated.

7. Account Protection.

Your password ensures the security of your account. When choosing a password, the Company suggests using various characters. It is highly recommended that you do not disclose your Sanitaryplumbing.com password to anyone. (If you do disclose your password or your personal information with others, you are responsible for all actions taken in the name of your account.) If the security of your password is compromised for any reason, please contact the Company immediately.

8. Accuracy of Information

The Company does not guarantee the accuracy of information for any and all of its properties on the Website, and is not responsible for any errors or misrepresentations (made by Renters, the Client, or otherwise).

9. Cookies

The Company may place a small cookie on your computer’s hard drive. This allows us to personalize your use on the Website. In order to maximize the functionality and usability of the Website, you must set your browser’s preferences to allow both permanent and temporary cookies.

10. Changing Your Personal Information.

Should your personal information change, please immediately update your information on the Website. This will ensure the accuracy of our records. The Company does retain personal information from closed accounts in order to comply with law and collect and disburse any fees owed.

11. Third Parties

This Privacy Policy addresses only the use of information we collect from you. Since omniagroup.nyc does not control the privacy policies of third parties, you are subject to the privacy policies of those third parties. It is advisable that you consult with the management of third parties before you disclose your personal information to others.

12. General

We may amend this Privacy Policy at any time by posting the amended terms on the Website. All amended terms are immediately effective after they are initially posted on the Website.

13. Privacy Policy Questions & Concerns

Questions and/or concerns regarding the Policy should be emailed to the following email address: info@omniagroup.nyc.