Omnia Mechanical Group

571 Timpson Place Bronx, NY 10455

Phone: 212-534-2500

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Roof Fan Maintenance: Last Check Before the Weather Turns Cold

If you’ve been putting off roof fan maintenance for other change-of-season tasks, we get it. There’s a lot on your list come autumn if you are a property owner or manager in New York City. But before the cold weather arrives in full force, it’s wise to give your roof fans one more maintenance check prior to spring. Here are four good reasons why.

Catch Wear and Tear from Summer Use

Air conditioning stresses roof fans

If you run your air conditioning nonstop throughout the summer, your roof fans likely take a lot of abuse. All of that usage can stress the many parts of the fans, causing wear and tear that affects their performance.

On top of that you have factors like weather, environmental corrosion, and age that can contribute to malfunctions in your roof fans. These issues usually start out as small problems, but if they’re not caught in time, they can become expensive and potentially disastrous for your building and source of income.

Here are some warning signs that your roof fans may not be working properly and need service:

  • Tenants mentioning unpleasant odors in their units
  • Tenants opening their windows for ventilation, even in cold weather
  • Stale smells in public areas
  • Mold or mildew building up anywhere in the property
  • Tenants complaining of increased respiratory problems
  • Carbon monoxide alarms going off
  • Lack of airflow at intake or outflow vents
  • Unusual or excessive noise coming from HVAC elements or the roof

End-of-year roof fan maintenance allows you to catch minor problems before they get out of control. Replacing motor bearings, checking wires, lubricating, and the like are small tasks that can save you big bucks in the end. And, you’ll be a step ahead for spring.

Clean Up After Fall Foliage

Leaves and detritus can clog fans

Late fall is usually the ideal time to have Antler Pumps come out to check your roof fans. It’s not cold or snowy yet, but all the trees have lost their leaves. Why is this important? Fall foliage and other blowing detritus, including trash and plant material from fall storms, can clog your roof fans.

It’s best to remove those potential blockages right away. Allowing them to sit through the winter under the cover of snow can cause long-term damage to your fans. The fans may malfunction during the winter, which is less than ideal (see below). Or, you may make it through winter but find you have a big repair job waiting for you in the spring.

Airflow Is Vital for Wintertime Health

Safeguard your tenants’ comfort and wellbeing

If you count on your roof fans to provide airflow all year long, not just in the summertime, you want to make sure they’re in tip-top shape for winter. Your tenants’ health relies in part on your ability to safeguard the air they breathe.

Proper airflow, aided by optimally functioning roof fans, can help with the prevention of airborne illnesses, which are prevalent right now and increase during cold and flu season. Your tenants will appreciate not suffering from stuffy units, and they’ll enjoy fresh air when you ensure your roof fans are doing the job as they should.

Cold Weather Repairs Can Be Costly

Snow and ice make maintenance challenging

Waiting too late into the season to perform roof fan maintenance can make the job more challenging. We don’t mind working in cold weather, but the presence of snow and ice on the roof can make maintenance difficult… or even impossible.

You don’t want to have an HVAC emergency with your building in the middle of winter due to a lack of maintenance in the fall. Repairs may not be performed as quickly as you’d like, and the cost of labor can be higher if the job takes hours longer. You can preempt this by doing fan maintenance in a timely manner.

Call Antler Pumps for Roof Fan Maintenance

Rely on roof fan experts

Don’t let your roof fan maintenance slide until you have a malfunction or failure. Call Antler Pumps today at 212-534-2500 or use our easy online form to schedule an appointment. You can rely on us to get your roof fans repaired from heavy summer use, cleaned of fall detritus, and ready for proper winter airflow. Neither you nor your tenants will be inconvenienced by the discomfort of a winter roof fan problem.


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.

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 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.