Switch to Energy Saving Bulbs

Making the switch to energy efficient light bulbs is something many businesses overlook when evaluating their electricity bill each month. There are several benefits that come with investing in energy efficient light bulbs, but most importantly it will save you money. For this month’s blog, we are going to explore energy efficient light bulbs and the benefits that can come from making a companywide switch. Omni Facility Maintenance Services is Chicagoland’s trusted partner in facility maintenance. Contact us before making the switch to energy efficient light bulbs, our team will make the process fast and hassle free.

What Are Energy Efficient Light Bulbs?

Before we can fully understand the benefits of energy saving light bulbs, we must understand what an energy saving light bulb is. Typically, energy saving light bulbs last around 5-25 times longer than a traditional light bulb while still emitting the same amount of light as a normal bulb. The most common types of energy efficient light that are on the market today are compact fluorescent light (CFL), light-emitting diode (LED), and halogen incandescent lights. All of these lights have their own unique qualities that may or may not fit your specific needs. That is why it is important to choose the right lights for your business before making any purchases. Our team at Omni Facility Maintenance can help you pick out the right bulbs for your specific business needs, contact us to get the most and best quality out of your lights.

How Much Money Do Energy Efficient Light Bulbs Save?

Although the amount of money you could be saving depends on the type of light you choose, all of the energy efficient lighting options are guaranteed to save you money each year. On average, if a typical 75w incandescent bulb runs for only six hours a day every day for a year, it uses between 150,000-200,000 watts of energy. Annually, this could cost you anywhere from $12.00-$15.00 per light bulb. On the other hand, a 20w or 30w CFL bulb only consumes around 40,000-50,000 watts of energy in the same time period as the traditional bulb, but the energy efficient bulb would cost you between $3.00-$5.00 annually and will give off the same amount of light as a traditional bulb. Considering most commercial businesses have several hundred lights, it’s easy to imagine the money you could be saving each year by making the switch to energy efficient light bulbs.

Will Energy Efficient Light Bulbs Lower Your Carbon Footprint?

The short answer is yes. Anytime that you and your business make strides to lower energy consumption, you are lowering your overall carbon footprint. With many modern-day companies moving towards becoming more carbon neutral, it’s beneficial for your company to follow their positive influence. Not only is it better for the environment, but it also saves your business time and money.

Conclusion

Overall, making the switch to energy efficient light bulbs seems like a no brainer for most businesses. With benefits ranging from saving your business a considerable amount of money each year to lowering your company’s overall carbon footprint, are you ready to make the switch? Remember, replacing the lighting in your business can be a very tedious task. Our team at Omni Facility Maintenance Services will not only help you pick out the right type of lighting for your commercial building, but we will also perform the installation. Don’t waste money by having it done incorrectly or with the incorrect bulb. Contact us today!

Making Your Office “Smart”

When it comes to your employee’s productivity and wellbeing, the environment they work in has a tremendous influence. When your employees are comfortable and working efficiently in the office, they will not only work better as a team but also individually. Many offices are currently old and outdated. With new technology, these offices can potentially create unneeded obstacles for your employees, ultimately slowing down the productivity of your entire team. The best way to fix this problem is by upgrading to a smart office!

What Is A Smart Office?

Before we can dive into the many aspects of a smart office, we must first understand what a smart office really is. A smart office uses technology to benefit employees all over the office. By removing unneeded obstacles, adding helpful technology, and creating more time for employees, a smart office helps everyone work more productively and efficiently. Overall, a smart office is simply an upgrade of technology that keeps the infrastructure of your building and the productivity of your employees in mind. Now that we understand the basics of the smart office, let’s dive into how you can upgrade your office to be smart.

Upgrading to Smart

Smart Conference Room & Desks

Smart desks have the ability to boost employee’s creativity and productivity. A smart desk is able to gather and contain valuable information that employees can utilize. For example, a smart desk is able to improve the relationships with your co-workers by helping promote and boost internal communication among employees. This can be done by a variety of different file sharing, chatting, and collaborative tools. This makes internal communication so much easier!

Intelligent Lighting & Climate Control

Sometimes, different members will perform more efficiently in optimal climates with proficient lighting for their workspace. With a traditional office, you have to compromise and set one overall temperature and usually have no control over lighting. With a smart office, you can install a smart hub and you have the ability to accommodate everyone’s lighting and climate preferences! Contact Omni Facility Maintenance to discuss upgrading to intelligent lighting and climate control.

Scheduling Meetings

With a smart office, you are able to schedule meeting times and locations all electronically! This helps save employees time and it also makes sure that all of your office space is being utilized correctly. This can also be translated into a phone app, so that your employees can schedule meetings via their phone.

Smart Electrical Outlets

If you install a smart hub, chances are it can also connect to your electrical outlets if you install smart electrical sockets. Smart electrical outlets can be useful to your smart hub because they help regulate how much electricity is being used from the hub to the outlet and other devices. The smart hub controls the amount of electricity going to outlets that are on or off, conserving the energy of the off outlets for other devices. When you have Omni Facility Maintenance install your smart hub, lighting, and climate control, ask us about smart electrical outlets! They can help your whole system save energy and ultimately save you money.

Benefits of A Smart Office

Boost Collaboration

A smart office allows there to be a plethora of meeting spaces for your employees, whether this is a physical space or a virtual space. This makes it easier for employees to have unscheduled meetings whenever needed. If your company thrives off collaboration, this could be extremely beneficial to your team. Control meeting times, location, and who will attend will help you fully utilize your office space so that no one’s space or time is wasted.

Increase Productivity

Possibly one of the biggest reasons why companies choose to switch to a smart office is the boost in employee productivity. When you upgrade your equipment to make daily tasks easier, it will ultimately give your employees more time for important tasks by interrupting them less and allowing them to focus.

Save Money

As mentioned above, by installing a smart hub and utilizing technology in your building’s infrastructure, you can save money. Smart hubs help to regulate energy use, which saves you money on electricity and potentially on gas as well. While installing the equipment does cost money upfront, these installations can save you hundreds each year.

Conclusion

Overall, there are many benefits that come with upgrading your old office to a smart office. With the ability to boost employee’s creativity and productivity, and save everyone time and you money, why wouldn’t you switch? Remember that upgrading your office doesn’t have to happen immediately or all at once; it can be done gradually and over time. Also, accomplishing a job like this is no easy task. We at Omni Facility Maintenance can help you with your smart office renovations and more! Make sure to reach out to our team with any questions or concerns.

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The Importance of Proactive Plumbing

When it comes to maintaining the internal integrity of the building, plumbing is often pushed aside or even forgotten about. Having a proactive plan for plumbing maintenance is important for not only the health of your building but also those who spend time inside it. Plumbing that is left unchecked can lead to further damages in the future that can typically be more expensive than yearly maintenance. Most plumbers agree that you should have the plumbing in your home or business checked every two years. Our team at Omni Facility Maintenance is ready to provide the highest quality plumbing knowledge and services for any commercial building. Make sure to give us a call for all your plumbing needs: 1-877-863-4948! Now, let’s dive into some of the benefits of having a proactive plumbing schedule.

Proactive Plumbing vs Reactive Plumbing

When it comes to the differences between proactive and reactive plumbing, the biggest is cost. Having to call in a team on the spot in order to fix an immediate problem not only costs more time but potentially more materials to fix than having regularly scheduled maintenance. Developing a proactive plumbing maintenance schedule can also save you money on your water bill. For example, with an unchecked and unmaintained plumbing system, you could potentially have an unseen leak that would ultimately be driving up your water bills. These leaks can also begin to damage the integrity of your building if left unattended for a long period of time. Unwanted leaks can lead to mold formation that compromises the health of your employees and clients/customers while also damaging your building. Some problems, like a leaky faucet, may seem underwhelming but attending to plumbing issues sooner rather than later will save you money and protect the health of those inside.

Odor Control & Air Quality

Because plumbing is often overlooked and thought of as only one minor factor to buildings, the cleanliness and integrity of the plumbing can affect the air quality and smell. Many times, if left unchecked, plumbing systems can have breaks, clogs, and leaks. Most of these problems lead to water reaching unwanted places inside your building. This can cause an outbreak of bacteria and even insects that thrive in this environment. This, along with blockage in your drains, can have a negative effect on your air quality and smell.

Water Quality

Having a proactive plumbing maintenance schedule not only helps prevent potential breaks and leaks but also helps keep inside of your pipes clean and safe for use. It’s very common for people inside your building to use water for hand washing, cooking, and drinking. However, without a proactive plumbing maintenance schedule, these pipes could become contaminated. Checking your water regularly for high percentages of magnesium and calcium can help prevent mineral buildup in your pipes. Without the knowledge of these buildups or the maintenance to fix it, your pipes may break and leak without warning. Hiring a reliable team like Omni Facility Maintenance for your plumbing maintenance and repair will help avoid costly and more severe plumbing issues in the future.

Conclusion

While the plumbing in your building might seem like something you can put off, don’t skip this important facility maintenance task. Having a proactive plumbing maintenance schedule comes with many benefits that include saving money, improving air quality, and preserving the health of the people within the building. Checking your plumbing system regularly can be much cheaper and more convenient than a hasty emergency repair. Remember, our team at Omni Facility Maintenance can take care of all of your plumbing maintenance and repair needs. Give us a call to start a proactive plumbing maintenance schedule today: 1-877-863-4948

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Benefits of Power Washing Your Business

Looking for a quick and easy way to drastically improve your business’s curb appeal? A power washing session could be what you’re looking for. With several benefits ranging from sanitation to an overall better-looking business, power washing is the best solution for anyone looking to enhance their business without renovation. Transforming your business with a power washing clean is one of the best ways to drive in new business and boost staff’s morale. When it comes to dirty jobs like this, not many products come close to the effectiveness of Omni Facility Maintenance Services’ truck mounted 3200 psi hot water pressure washer. If you decide power washing is right for your business, make sure to contact us!

Power Washing for Sanitation

The first and perhaps most important benefit of power washing your business is sanitation. Deadly diseases have the potential to stick to the exterior of your business if not properly cleaned regularly, as San Diego learned in 2017 during a Hepatitis A outbreak. San Diego’s homeless population and community were severely affected by the lack of sanitation and power washing of businesses. No matter if you are part of a shopping mall or a standalone business, make sure that your building’s exterior isn’t putting you, your employees, or your community at risk. We at Omni Facility Maintenance can protect your business and community by sanitizing your building, parking lot, sidewalks, dumpsters, shopping carts, and more.

Increase Your Curb Appeal

The second and more obvious benefit of power washing your business is to improve the overall curb appeal. Throughout the winter, your business can have an excess buildup of ice, salt, and just overall grime. This buildup will continue to increase until it starts to affect the structural integrity of your business. This can be extremely costly as your walls, sidewalks, and parking lots begin to erode. Erosion is negative for your curb appeal! Having an unappealing business building can drive away customers. Visual first impressions are everything, and many businesses could be losing customers due to the aesthetics of a building. Omni Facility Maintenance’s power washing service will not only save you money down the road, but it could potentially bring in more business than before. Make sure to contact us if this sounds right for your business.

Improve Your Business’s Value

The last benefit of power washing your business is to improve the value. If you are planning on selling your building, it’s a great idea to have it power washed before showing. Making your property shine before selling could be the deciding factor in landing the sale and receiving your asking price. Regular power washing is what we at Omni Facility Maintenance recommend in order to keep your business value as high as possible. Our professional cleaning teams can do the job!

Conclusion

Overall, there are many benefits that come with power washing your business. These benefits include sanitizing your business from harmful diseases, increasing curb appeal, preventing damage, and improving overall property value. We believe that with regular power washing sessions you will begin to see your business thrive more than ever. Remember that Omni Facility Maintenance wants to make your building look its best. We offer many cleaning services including, hot water pressure washing and sanitation. Don’t wait, make your appointment with us today!

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Best Flooring for Your Business

Are you looking for a way to increase your property value while also improving the overall look of your building? This blog is for you! Omni Facility Maintenance Services is the best company for helping you choose and install the best flooring for your facility. Improving the flooring in your facility could give your business and building the refresher it needs. Below are some of our top flooring choices for businesses.

Commercial Carpeting

Omni Facility Maintenance Services offers some of the best options for commercial carpeting. If you’re trying to give your office space a warm, new feel, commercial carpeting is the option for you. Did you know that carpet actually doubles as an insulator for heat? This makes it great for cold Chicago weather! There is no doubt that our commercial carpeting will bring a comforting presence to your office.

This said, carpet is much harder to clean than other flooring. It traps dust, dirt, germs, spills, and everything in between in its fibers. Carpet Restorations Plus states, “Ideally, you should schedule a professional carpet cleaner every six to 12 months for light to normal traffic, every three to six months for heavy traffic and every two to three months for carpets exposed to extreme foot traffic.” This is something to consider when selecting the best floor for your facility.

Luxury Vinyl Planks or Tiles

Luxury vinyl planks and tiles have become increasingly popular. They have several advantages over traditional hardwood or tile floors. First, maintenance is much easier. With a protective, smooth outside layer it is easy to clean and has stronger defenses against scratches and chips. Vinyl also comes with extreme design flexibility. It allows you to get the look of wood or natural stone at a significantly lower price than real hardwood or stone. One disadvantage of luxury vinyl is that is can be slippery and cold. Be sure to keep the health and wellbeing of your employees and customers/clients in mind when considering this flooring.

Vinyl Composite Tile

If you’re looking for a reflection in your flooring, this is the one for you! This particular flooring is similar to what you would find in a school or hospital. This flooring is extremely flexible in design and has a high resistance to damage and noise. Vinyl composite tile has the same disadvantages as luxury vinyl planks or tiles. Remember to keep this in mind when choosing your flooring. With a lifespan of around 15-20 years, this could be a great investment for your facility long term.

Ceramic & Porcelain Tile

This beautiful flooring will turn any room into a complete luxury. Ceramic and porcelain tile have amazing stain resisting qualities, durability, and a long lifespan. While this may sound great, it might not be your best option. This type of flooring is pricier than most other flooring options. It also has considerably more weight than other flooring. This is something you must keep in mind to keep your facility healthy.

Commercial Laminate Flooring

Commercial laminate flooring is one of the easiest and cheapest options on this list and a great one to keep in mind. Laminate is damage-resistant and easy to clean for a great cost. Unfortunately, laminate flooring does come with its disadvantages, as all floorings do. One of the most notable disadvantages is laminate lacks in water resistance. If your facility were to have a light flood, it could affect the flooring. Plus, with Chicago winters, it might not be the best fit if you have high foot traffic.

Conclusion

Choosing the best flooring option for your facility can be difficult and we want to help. Omni Facility Maintenance Services offers a variety of flooring options to meet the needs of any facility. Whether it’s creating a warm, playful vibe in your office with high quality commercial carpet or adding a bit of luxury with ceramic and porcelain tile, Omni FM can provide that for you. If you have any questions about your flooring, contact us!

Year End Improvements

Starting off the year with a clean, safe, and improved facility that passes inspections can improve the overall functionality of your building and can boost the morale of your employees. Even something as simple as replacing your floor mats can bring new life into your building. Or, perhaps something big, like repainting the interior and exterior of your building, can show employees and customers/clients how much you care about your company. There are several ways to improve your building for the new year and make your business shine.

Property Inspections

Making sure that your building passes all codes and laws is vital to maintaining the safety of your employees, the integrity of your building, and the financial stability of your company. Hiring a professional who knows exactly what to look for to inspect your property is the best way to complete a thorough inspection. We at Omni Facility Maintenance provide professional property inspection services and can make sure that your building is safe, code compliant, and ready for the new year. Our inspections include, but are not limited to, checking lighting and exit signs, identifying maintenance opportunities, and documenting code violations with suggestions to fix them.

Interior

There are many ways to improve the interior of your building, but one of the best options is to hire a team to deep clean. Deep cleaning your building before the new year will give your building the fresh start it deserves. Cleaning your floors, windows, doors, walls, bathrooms, kitchen, and offices can make the building cleaner and safer for your employees and clients/customers. This will boost overall morale and help protect from harmful dust and germs. That being said, there is a lot more that comes with improving the interior of your building. Make sure that your heater or boiler is clean and in working condition (this can be identified during the property inspection!). Also, replace your vent filters to provide everyone with good quality air.

Exterior

Starting off the new year with a roof leak or even a cave-in due to a faulty roof wouldn’t be ideal. Making sure that a professional staff checks out the exterior of your building can prevent many issues from arising in the upcoming year. Be sure to do this before the first snowfall! It is also important to plow your parking lot and lay down salt. You don’t want employees or customers/clients getting stuck, let alone injured. Additionally, cleaning the exterior of your building with power washing can have many of the same benefits as cleaning the interior. Even if it’s as simple as assigning an outdoor cleanup crew responsible for picking up trash and ensuring the outside is spic and span, making your building look clean and presentable will make customers/clients and employees happy.

Conclusion

Overall, we all want to start off the year in the best possible way. Making sure that your building passes all inspections and codes will help employees feel more comfortable with their work (not to mention all the money you’ll save from not having to pay code violation fines). Also, having a clean and presentable building will not only improve the morale of your employees but also drive in new business. Taking care of your building increases profits. Whether it’s hiring a professional staff like Omni Facility Maintenance to take care of your facility maintenance, or simply assigning people to clean, there are many ways to improve your building for the new year.

Winterize Your Facility

Winter is right around the corner which means snow and bitter cold for the Chicagoland area. While many of us wish the warm weather could stay for longer, it is time to start thinking about the well-being of your building and the health and safety of your team. Have you considered what your facility might need to prepare itself for winter? As your commercial handyman, Omni Facility Maintenance will take care of all that for you so you can focus on your core business.

Act Now

One of the biggest mistakes you can make as a business owner is considering your facility’s winterizing needs too late. Especially in the Chicagoland area, having all parts of your building winterized before the bitter cold hits will ensure that your building and team are prepared for winter, no matter when it comes. Getting this process started earlier rather than later will ensure a fast and smooth transition to protect your building for the entire season. We at Omni Facility Maintenance can ensure your building is winterized well before the cold hits.

What’s needed?

If you’re not into facility maintenance, you might be wondering what goes into a facility’s winterization process. There are several aspects of your building that require special care during the colder months:

Interior

Winterizing your floors, doors, windows, heaters, boilers, and vents is vital to keeping your building and team healthy this winter. On your floors, place matts at every entrance where your employees can wipe their feet off before fully entering the building. Wet floors are a hazard. Your windows should be well sealed and in good condition to ensure heat doesn’t escape the building. This will also save you a ton of money. The building’s heaters, boilers, and vents should be clean and working properly before winter starts. When the heat comes on, you don’t want any dust and buildup in there. At best, it can burn and make your building smell. At worst, it can catch fire.

Exterior

Your exterior building will need to be winterized as well. Having a professional check the integrity of your roof will help prevent issues from snow accumulation; for example, the weight of the snow could cause the roof to cave in if it is not sound. In addition to checking your roof, you will want to ensure your parking lot is clear of major cracks and is properly paved. During the winter, salt the ground before it snows to help prevent slips and falls outside.

One of the best ways you can prepare and maintain your winterized facility is simply to clean. Cleaning your building (or having your building cleaned) on a regular basis in the winter will aid in maintaining the winterization process. Whether it’s a cleaning crew or your employees, cleaning and watching the building through the winter will help prevent any serious damage. When a building is not properly winterized, problems can occur such as physical damage to employees and customers, loss of power and heat, and damage to the overall integrity of your building.

New/Under Construction Facilities

Winterizing new/under construction facilities is vital to maintaining a long-term, healthy infrastructure. Keeping your building healthy from the beginning is the best way to avoid costly repairs down the line. For new buildings, the first winter could potentially be the worst if it is not winterized properly. In addition, any building that isn’t properly winterized can face the same consequences as listed above. To keep your new building new, contact us about preparing it for the winter.

Conclusion

Ensuring your building is properly winterized before winter hits will give you, your team, and your building safety and security. It may seem like a stressful process, but with the right timing and facility maintenance partner, it’s really simple! We here at Omni Facility Maintenance can assure that your building will be ready for whatever winter has to throw at it. Don’t put off this important facility maintenance step, give us a call today! 1-877-863-4948

Benefits of Repainting Your Facility

Giving your building a brand-new look inside and out can have several benefits for your business. For one, it is a quick and easy way to increase your revenue! But before diving into the other benefits a new coat of paint can have for your facility, we want to emphasize the importance of a quality finished product. One of the best ways to ensure this is to have your building painted by trained professionals. Here at Omni Facility Maintenance, we can provide professional interior and exterior painting services! Let us take care of your building and become your commercial handyman.

Here are the top benefits of repainting your facility:

#1 A Fresh Start 

Starting a new era in your building by getting it professionally painted can help your business stay with the times, especially if the paint is outdated, you’re a startup, or you just feel like you need something new. Repainting will help build employee morale (which we discuss further below) and will rebrand your company for current and future customers/clients.

#2 Driving Traffic Towards Your Business

Repainting your commercial building also comes with several promotional benefits. Many of your current and potential customers/clients will judge your business by a first glance. By making your business attractive and ensuring that it represents your company’s voice the way you want it to, you are communicating to your audience what you want them to know about your company.

There are people who will give you their business based on something as simple as appearance. Especially if they are choosing between you and another company. A company that can present themselves as they wish to be seen, rather than allowing the building to present it for them, can capture and retain their audience more easily. Furthermore, if you are a company that is leasing out property and buildings, making your building attractive with new paint will indefinitely raise the price of that building.

#3 Increased Health & Safety

In the world of Covid-19, we are trying to find ways to help businesses stay safe and clean. One way we have found is by painting with a photocatalytic paint, like activa Coating. Photocatalytic paints help eliminate viruses, bacteria, fungi, mold, and other pollutants from the air. It works by using light, either natural or artificial, to remove pollutants from the air as the air passes by a painted surface. If you’re interested in trying this paint in your building, which could eliminate sick-building syndrome, contact us today!

#4 Boosting Employee Productivity

We briefly mentioned earlier that a new paint job can help boost employee morale. That is mainly due to the psychology of color. Colors have the ability to change our moods and even our productivity. Below are some common colors found in commercial buildings and the effects they can have on employee mentality:

  • Green has the tendency to calm individuals and put them at ease. This would be good for a high stress work environment.
  • Blue is aimed towards boosting concentration and productivity.
  • Yellow gives off energy and should be used in environments that need a boost.
  • Red gives a sense of motivation and energy, but should be used sparingly as it can also lead to hunger and aggression

Conclusion

We want to help your commercial building say exactly what you want it to say. Your business can say so much to your team, clients/customers, and everyone else simply with how you choose to paint your facility. Omni Facility Maintenance understands the importance of image and we want to help you have your best! Contact us today for a free estimate.

  

Our Facility Maintenance Services

Omni Facility Maintenance Services is your go-to commercial handyman! We can help your business with any of the services listed in this blog. Don’t see a service you need listed here? Contact us! We have a vast network of partners and are certain we can either get the job done or outsource it to someone you can trust. One of our best aspects that our clients love is that we are a one-stop-shop for all things commercial. If it’s commercial, we can get it done! We want to make this process as easy for you as possible so you can focus on your core duties.

Fix/Install Broken Doors

If your door is coming off the hinge, or the handle isn’t working quite right, or maybe you just want to replace your door all together, we’ve got you covered.

Fix/Install Plumbing Issues

From toilets to sinks, we fix all things plumbing! We can help you with water leak detection and repair, water heater repair and install, kitchen plumbing, public and private restroom plumbing, sewer line services, burst pipe repair, drain cleaning and repair, and more. Plus, if you want new sinks or toilets, we can install those for you too.

Fix/Install Flooring

Is there a tear in your carpet? Or maybe a loose tile or floorboard? We can fix that for you. Are you ready to upgrade your flooring and bring it into the 21st century? We can rip out all your current flooring, help you figure out which flooring would be best for your business, and install it. Some of the flooring types we offer include, but are not limited to: commercial carpeting

luxury vinyl plank or tiles, vinyl composite tile, sheet vinyl, ceramic and porcelain tile, and commercial laminates.

Painting (Interior & Exterior)

Omni Facility Maintenance Services offers both interior and exterior painting of your facility. We properly assess and prepare the surfaces that we paint and only use the highest quality materials available for the job.

Power Washing

With our truck mounted 3200 psi hot water pressure washer, we can clean and disinfect your building, sidewalks, parking lot, drive-thru, dumpsters, and even your shopping carts.

Sanitation

Our sanitation service is designed to disinfect schools, offices, hospitals, playgrounds, restaurants, public restrooms, food processing plants, and food service establishments, where sanitation is of the utmost importance.

Property Inspection

We can perform general and preventative maintenance inspections, due diligence walk-throughs, exit signs, code violations, and more.

Electricity

From long-term maintenance to replacing old wiring with new, no job is too big or too small. Some of the services we offer include but are not limited to: Electrical wiring repair or replacement, electrical outlet repair or replacement, lighting repair and replacement, LED retrofits, surge protection services.

Lighting

We can help you fix all things lighting inside and outside your facility. Our lighting services include, but are not limited to: Broken underground wiring and pipe repairs, cost saving retrofits

emergency exit and security lighting, lamp maintenance, luminous testing and consulting, neon repair and installation, new pole installs and take downs, parking lot lamp maintenance, replacing and restoring rusted/damaged poles and pole fixtures, sign maintenance, stadium lighting, tracing and repairing shorts, upgrades, and additions.

Special Millwork

We build custom counters and countertops for your business’s kitchen, bathroom, or wherever else you may need it! We also take down the existing ones and dispose of them for you, so you’re only left with your new area.

Molding

Is your baseboard molding old, scuffed, peeling away from the wall, or just out of date? We can install new molding in your business! It’s a small thing that can make a big difference.

Caulking

Sealing joints and gaps in your facility windows and doors will ensure that your heating and cooling systems operate much more efficiently, and costs remain as low as possible year after year.

Construction

We can perform full construction services for your facility. Starting new? We can build from the ground up! Need to demolish a building to put a new one in its place? We do demolition. Are you just looking to remodel an office, bathroom, kitchen, or entire floor? We do remodels! Additionally, we can perform tenant finish.

Sharing a Safe Workplace

Planning and sharing a safe workplace are detrimental to being a business right now. Not only do you want to protect your investment, but you will want to protect your employees, customers/clients, or anyone else who might walk in your door. In the world of Covid-19, keeping a safe workplace means several things and we want to help you stay on track. In this blog, we will discuss what keeping a safe workplace looks like from a facility management perspective, as well as some additional tips for sharing the workplace safely.

Plan Your Inspection

With everyone returning to business as usual, it’s important to not neglect your building. It can be easy to forget that buildings need maintenance too, because they can’t talk to us and tell us if something is wrong! That’s where we come in. We can perform general and preventative maintenance inspections, due diligence walk-throughs, check for exit sign maintenance, code violations, and more. The first part of building safety is making sure your building is, well, safe!

Destroy Germs

Germs are currently the mortal enemy of any office space. With everyone wearing masks, getting their temperature checked when they walk inside, and having to remain six feet apart, you will want to ensure their efforts are not wasted. That means confirming the inside and outside of your building remain germ free! We offer both of these services for our clients. The outside of your building can be power washed to remove dirt, grime, and germs. The inside of your building can be sanitized with our newest sanitizing service! Our interior sanitation agent is USDA food grade approved by the FDA and is an approved EPA disinfectant for use against SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes the disease Covid-19.

Maintain Air Quality

Indoor air pollutants can cause several immediate or long-term effects for you and your team. The EPA has done significant research on the effects of indoor air pollution, and a lot of that links back to the quality and maintenance of your HVAC system. Indoor air pollutants can also cause a lot of issues for those already living with respiratory illnesses, such as asthma. Preventative and consistent maintenance of your HVAC system can help your team breathe cleaner air every day. Omni Facility Maintenance can help you with your HVAC needs!

Ditch the Open Office Plan

The open office plan has technically been around since the 1940s, but it began to boom in popularity closer to the 60s as it became more popular to be transparent about company culture. However, as I am sure you know by now, open office plans are no longer prudent to the world we live in. Not only do open office plans decrease employee productivity and creativity, but it allows germs to spread much faster.

Without any cubicle walls or some kind of barrier, coughs, sneezes, and other microscopic droplets can travel long distances and stay in the air for up to ten minutes. This article by Inc. describes the travel ability of coughs and sneezes:

An uncovered cough or sneeze creates a spray of up to 40,000 disease-ridden droplets that travel at up to 200 mph to a distance of up to 26 feet and stay suspended in the air for up to 10 minutes. These droplets can make you ill if you breathe them in or, if you avoid that, can stick to your clothes and skin to infect you later.

With these facts, open office plans have no business being in our modern businesses. Our sister company, Omni Commercial Group, can help you turn your open office into a safer office for everyone!

Additional Tips

  • Place hand sanitizer on everyone’s desks and encourage their use
  • Paint your office with an antimicrobial paint that will help clear the air of germs and other pollutants
  • Post hand-washing guidelines in all the restrooms
  • Encourage your team to always be on the lookout for safety issues

When your office is ready to return to some kind of normal, you must be mindful of where your team is returning to. We want to help you ensure a smooth and safe transition back to your office so you don’t have one more thing to worry about. Give us a call to schedule your inspection today!