Omnia Mechanical Group

571 Timpson Place Bronx, NY 10455

Phone: 212-534-2500

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Roof Fan Maintenance: Have Your Roof Fans Checked for Proper Operation Before Winter Arrives

Roof exhaust fans often get overlooked. Out of sight, out of mind, as the old saying goes. However, your building’s roof exhaust is vital to proper airflow inside. It even affects tenant health, whether your property is residential or commercial. Therefore, it’s important as a landlord or building manager to remember to conduct routine maintenance on your airflow system. Here are four great reasons why you should make sure your roof fan maintenance has been performed before winter arrives.

Summer Is HVAC Feast or Famine

Airflow problems are exacerbated or go unnoticed

During the warmer months of the year, your tenants may use the HVAC system more frequently, running their air conditioning 24/7 to keep the temperature comfortable inside. Having their units sealed can also prevent unwanted elements from entering inside, thereby preventing asthma attacks and other respiratory problems.

When this happens, your roof exhaust fans run overtime. All that extra use can put a strain on airflow systems that were already in need of repair or replacement. Even roof exhaust fans that started out fine at the end of the winter can become worn, dirty, and in need of inspection by midsummer.

Sure, New York City residents use plenty of air conditioning in summer. But, many people also like to take advantage of the warm weather and throw their windows open.

This can also create problems for your roof exhaust system. Because people aren’t using the HVAC as much, you may not realize you have a roof exhaust problem until it gets put to use again.

Wear and Tear Accumulates Throughout the Year

Rust, detritus, and other problems build up

Over the course of a year, your roof exhaust fans take a beating. By summer’s finale, they can become rusted or clogged with detritus. Particulate matter, loose trash, and leaves can be blown around your roof during summer storms. When fans run continuously during heat waves that prompt constant air conditioning use, they can wind up in need of lubrication or replacement parts as elements become worn.

Small Issues Can Become Big Ones… Fast

Malfunctioning roof fans warn of failure

As with all mechanical systems, when your roof exhaust fans experience minor malfunctions, it can be predictive of bigger issues looming in the near future. And if you let small problems fester, when they become more serious, the solution is almost always more expensive and time-consuming.

In addition to paying more money for repairs, you may end up needing to replace larger components of the system that are far more costly. This could also entail waiting for parts to be shipped or retooled. If the entire exhaust system fails, you may force your building’s tenants to do without air circulation or air conditioning, which can cause a range of problems from aggravation to health complications. No owner or superintendent wants to take on more phone calls and messages on top of their regular duties.

Your Roof Fan Specialists Get Booked Up in Fall

Don’t delay roof fan maintenance until you have an emergency

There is a tendency to put off roof fan maintenance if things seem to be going fine with your airflow system. However, as well as missing small problems that shouldn’t go undetected, you may also find that your roof fan specialists are busier in fall.

Why fall? First, all those property owners who forgot to schedule work in summer are scrambling to get their roof maintenance done in autumn before the snow falls. Also, many people associate the fall months with catching up on building projects, probably because the weather is cooler and that back-to-school mentality gets everyone working on their to-do lists.

But as New York moves into fall mode, experts in the various trades get booked up, which can make it difficult to schedule an appointment that’s convenient for you. You can avoid this problem by scheduling roof fan maintenance early, so you get the best slots in the appointment book and have plenty of time in case you need to do any major repairs or order parts.

Don’t wait until your roof exhaust pros are completely booked or until you have an emergency with your roof fans. Reach out today to Antler Pumps, New York City’s professional pump and motor company for nearly 75 years.

You can call us at 212-534-2500 or use our easy online form to leave us a message or schedule an appointment. We’ll make sure your roof fan maintenance is taken care of in a timely fashion before winter and before any system problems create headaches for you and your tenants.


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 Antler.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 Antler.nyc). We may collect and store the following personal information:

  • Name, email, address, telephone number, and (depending on the service used), move-in dates;
  • Transactional information (such as lease terms, lease parties);
  • Computer sign-on data, statistics on page views, and traffic to and from the Website; and
  • Other information, including IP address and other web log information.

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 Antler Pump & Motor Corporation, 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 Antler Pump & Motor Corporation. 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.

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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 Antler.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.