Why Does Your Facility Need Lawn Care and Landscaping Services Year-Round?

You’ve perfectly installed a beautiful and welcoming commercial landscape around your Cincinnati property, now what? Many people think that landscaped lawns become part of the natural world, and therefore can care for themselves. Unfortunately this is not the case. A landscape is not part of the natural world. In order to keep your landscape manicured year-round, professional and regular Cincinnati landscaping maintenance services are required. In today’s blog, Omnia360 will discuss this and why its necessary. 

 

Build a Positive Lasting Image Into Your Budget

Year-round commercial landscape maintenance is essential to ensure green grass, flowering plants and trees in the spring and summer. This also translates to changing seasons with clean up of leaves from the ground in the fall, and clear, safe pathways in the winter. By investing in landscaping maintenance a statement is made to your clients on the importance professional presentation of your business location. Including your maintenance costs in your company budget, allows them to be regarded as an investment in the well-being of your business. Seasonal landscaping varies, however, below we offer a few examples on what to prepare for as you take the plunge into investing in your commercial property.

 

Regular Commercial Landscape Maintenance Services

  • Lawn maintenance for a lush, green, dandelion-free lawn.
  • General clean up of plant beds and regular removal of plant debris.
  • Weeding of plant beds and monitoring of overall plant health.
  • Attention to pruning and shearing of plants for optimum form and sustainability.
  • Monitoring and treatment of plant diseases and pests.
  • Testing of soil for essential nutrients and minerals. 
  • Fertilization and any necessary corrective treatments for ongoing plant and soil health.
  • Irrigation monitoring and water management.
  • Tree pruning to correct cosmetic defects and ensure safety.
  • Driveway and parking lot maintenance to keep parking lots free of potholes, clean, and presentable to clients.

 

Fall Cleanup and Winterization Landscape Maintenance Services

  • Cutting back of perennial plants to ensure healthy regrowth in the spring.
  • Removal of fall and winter debris.
  • Application of anti-desiccants to evergreens and shrubs.
  • Deactivation of irrigation systems prior to the onset of winter.
  •  Snow and ice removal.

 

Remembering the saying, “First Impressions are Lasting Impressions,” might help with the impact of the initial cost of landscaping service investment, because this is exactly what it is! Landscaping is an investment. By investing in a company that specializes in commercial landscaping maintenance you are choosing efficiency and professionalism. 

 

Omnia360 On Landscaping Maintenance

Let Omnia360 take the worry and time-consuming task of commercial landscaping maintenance off your hands. Please note that Omni360 is a Cincinnati commercial landscaping maintenance company that takes a “green” approach to lawn and landscaping maintenance with the use of organic or organic-based fertilizers. This means that once we’re finished with it, not only will your property look great, but it will aslo be a safe, environmentally friendly place. Please contact us for a free survey and estimate of maintenance for your commercial landscaping.

Basic Elements of Lawn Care and Landscaping Services for Your Facility

Spring is ushering in long-awaited warm temperatures, which is perfect for those that love enjoying the outdoors. Many hoppy yard workers, or professionals are aching to get back into the rewarding process of maintaining the external parts of their facility. Omnia360 understands this excitement, and we’re right there with you! In today’s blog we’ll go over our recommended checklist for basic elements of lawn care and landscaping services that will help your facility look its best. 

 

Check For Success:

  • Inspect your trees and shrubs. Spruce up for Spring with a thorough inspection of your yard. Look for any branches that might be broken or damaged. Any damage, or overgrown branches can be pruned to prepare them for their best mid-season blooms. 
  • Test your soil. Testing your soil once every few years is vital to ensure it has the proper pH balance and nutrients. You can usually test your soil at the local state agricultural extension office. As king a lawncare or landscaping professional about ph balance is also an excellent avenue to go for those new to outdoor lawn care. 
  • Fertilize your lawn. The decision about whether or not to fertilize should be based on the nutrition requirements needed soil conditions. Below are a few tips on fertilizing your lawn:
    • Determine your soil nutrient needs through testing. If your soil does need nutrients it is important to make sure you choose a fertilizer that matches these needs.
    • Make sure you fertilize at the optimum time of the year for your lawn’s specific variety of grass. Interestingly enough, not all grass varietals require fertilizing during Spring. 
      • It is best to choose a slow-release, or controlled-release, fertilizer to reduce possible losses to the environment, and increase nutrient absorption. In certain situations it may help to use organic materials which can improve the health of your soil. It’s important to read the label on the fertilizer bag, and to know the exact size of your lawn. Using too much fertilizer can harm your lawn which results in costs that might not fit into the original budget. 
  • Control Weeds. Spring is a wise time to apply pre-emergent weed control for weeds such as crabgrass. One hint on timing is that when forsythia is in full bloom, it’s usually the perfect time to apply crabgrass weed preventer.
  • Keep planting beds neat and tidy. Raking the old leaves and debris from plant beds and creating neat, natural edges around the beds using an edging tool, will provide top results for organization and aesthetic appeal. 
  • Add an inch-thick layer of fresh mulch to plant beds, and around trees. Avoid letting the mulch touch tree trunks, and never let the mulch accumulate to more than a 3-inch depth. Mulch not only makes planting areas look neat, but also helps to retain moisture in the soil. This keeps roots cool in the summer, and insulates them in the winter. As mulch decomposes, it adds nutrients needed from the decomposed organic matter into the soil.
  • Inspect your irrigation system. Once the weather has warmed up for the year, turn on your irrigation system and inspect it to see if it is in working condition. If you have a landscape or irrigation company, they can do this for you as well.

 

Here at Omnia360 we understand the importance involved with proper Spring cleaning and maintenance for landscaping and lawncare. If you have any additional questions, we’d love to hear from you! For more seasonal landscape care, contact Omnia360 in Cincinnati.

How Lawn Care and Landscaping Services Improve Your Facility

A well-designed and well-maintained landscape will strengthen any businesses corporate image. Landscaping provides an attractive aesthetic for gaining new customers, and retaining existing customers. Experienced, well-trained landscaping professionals understand the importance of creating a balanced environment for workers and customers alike. In today’s blog with Omnia360, we will discuss how lawn care and landscaping services improve your facility. 

 

Work Efficiency 

 

Many studies have shown that office workers are more efficient when working within a space that contains natural elements. Quiet outdoor seating areas can  improve worker focusing abilities, and a encourage a more balanced work environment. When employees are healthy and productive they are more likely to complete work on time. 

 

Landscaping & Greenery

 

Onsite commercial landscaping and maintenance for businesses show both customers and competitors that your business cares about site structure and aesthetic. Commercial landscaping companies will beautify your garden by using local plants and other green items to help you enhance the natural environment around the business. 

 

 Increased Property Value

 

Investing in commercial landscaping services can help increase the market value of a property. It can also help your business stand out from the competition by presenting a positive aesthetic expression. If customers are attracted to a business space, it is highly likely revenue will increase. 

 

Enhanced safety and security 

 

Outdoor gardens that are well maintained by landscaping professionals are considered safe. Placement of greenery, plants, and external furniture to use in outdoor seating areas present a pleasant and welcoming feel. Having, proper lighting outdoors in open seating areas that cover the area at night also present a welcoming and safe feeling. If your office environment is well layed out, safe, and offers options for employee work flow productivity and income will see a natural increase. 

 

 

Omnia360 On Outdoor Gardening And Landscaping

There are so many benefits that can be obtained through commercial landscaping, so it is vital to work with the best landscaping professionals who will help your property realize all these benefits. If you are seeking a local landscaping company with a reputation for quality, and productivity we’d love to hear from you. Contact us to find out how we can make the business landscape work for your business and help you always keep it attractive.

 

How A Facility Management Company Contributes To Your Overall Business Strategy and Bottom Line

Efficiency is the goal of every company as technology advances and innovation rises. Efficiency is often seen as the secret key to getting ahead of your competitors. 

We believe this is the case at Omnia 360. In today’s blog, our facilities management experts will talk about the benefits your company can expect from hiring a facilities management company like us.

Specialized Focus On Skill Set

At Omnia360, we focus on connecting our partnered companies with the top professionals in the industry they need for maintaining their facilities. This means no streaks on those floor-to-ceiling glass windows. Empty trash cans every morning. Inspections are passed every quarter, and groundskeeping is always up to par. 

Which Results in Performance Efficiency

We focus on providing one point of contact between your business and our services. Since we are able to micro-focus that point of contact, we’re able to maximize performance efficiency. If we’re outsourcing your need to a company that specializes in fixing it, then we’re helping you maximize the amount of time spent waiting for it to be fixed. 

For example, instead of waiting for a maintenance man to find a way to clean your windows, professionals who understand the importance of commercial window cleaning will arrive on time, and ready wipe away all of your worries and pollen-associated sneezes…every time!

Which Results in Monetary Efficiency

According to IMFA.org, the Facilities Management department is allocated one of the largest budgets in your company. What if you could outsource that? Outsourcing maintenance and routine care means you’re spending your funds on quality, and not necessarily the quantity, of people that would require being on company payroll. Only one payment would be needed to pay for our services, while receiving top professional support each call. 

Related Post: Should You Outsource Equipment Maintenance?

Omnia360 and Facilities Management 

Take a look at Omnia360 for integrated facility management solutions for your building. We’ll answer all of your questions, communicate openly with you, and develop the right facility management plan for maintaining the integrity of your company. We let you focus on your core business model while taking care of facility management tasks that keep your building running smoothly. Contact Omnia360 or call toll-free 1-833-360-6642 for more information.

4 Facility Management Services You Didn’t Know You Needed

Daily maintenance can be a hassle financially and time-wise. We understand that here at Omnia360

We do our best to make sure your small business, restaurant, corporate office, hospital, factory, or facility remains clean so you don’t have to worry about the hassle. 

We are a professional facility management company, and we offer a variety of much-needed services for the business world. In today’s blog, our experts will talk about four facilities management services you didn’t know you needed. 

Window Washing

Large windows are a pain to clean, so why not hire a company that specializes in professional commercial window cleaning services? Here at Omnia360, we focus on providing one point of contact for your services. We schedule our team to be on site during times that are not distracting for your employees, and we ensure our team prioritizes safety. We know window washing specialists who will make your place look great. 

Trash Collection

Not all trash collection is included with your site’s utility bill. If your office wants to recycle the leftover paper or have appropriate bins for the various recycling methods, then they’ll likely need to be provided by a facility management company. Our team will go through after hours and collect all of your waste to be taken to the waste management facility for you. It is convenient, simple, and efficient.

Air Filter Changes

Commercial air filters should be changed three to four times yearly. Believe it or not, this actually has to be performed by an individual that is licensed to look over your HVAC system and remove any debris that could be cycling into your employee work spaces. Hiring a facility management company to handle this for your company is the best route. An office HVAC system is large and requires a lot of care. Having a third party, specialized to perform the seasonal maintenance for it, is the best avenue to go for both insurance reasons and cost-effectiveness.

Safety Inspections

Did you know that you should be doing site-oriented safety inspections monthly? Did you know that quarterly inspections for the entire facility are mandatory for a business? 

They definitely both are. If you’re wondering what your inspection should look like, just ask OSHA. They are the administration responsible for health and safety across all of the business world in the U.S. 

Having a facility management team to care for the inspection requirements your company will have to meet to remain OSHA-compliant will keep your space open and legal for your employees to thrive within. 

Related Post: 7 Questions to Ask When Hiring a Facility Management Company

Omnia360 on Facility Management Services

Our team at Omnia360 focuses on integrated facility management solutions for your building. We’ll answer all of your questions, communicate openly with you, and develop the right facility management plan for site care and compliance for your business. Contact Omnia360 or call toll-free 1-833-360-6642 for more information.

What Makes Someone a Good Salesperson? Omnia360’s Adam Heaton Weighs In

Adam Heaton, one of our dynamic leaders and the Vice President of Business Development, was asked to weigh in on what makes you a good salesperson.

His response?

Positivity.

“There can be natural friction between operations and sales teams at many companies. Casting a positive vision for each sale helps the operations team understand their importance in the company and the sales team’s appreciation of the effort and skill they provide. Similarly, a positive approach with potential customers lays the foundation for overcoming adversity together.”

Adam’s positivity is one reason why he’s a vice president with Omnia360 Facility Solutions. His passions include building relationships and problem-solving for customers.

Read the entire business journal article here to find out what else makes someone a great salesperson.

Contact Adam and the team at Omnia360 Facility Solutions today to find out what we can do for your facility management needs.

Mike Viox Retires, Lee Hayner Promoted to President of Omnia360

Mike Viox, who co-founded Omnia360 Facility Solutions in 2018 with his brother, Dan Viox, is retiring. Effective March 1, Mike will step down from his role and become an advisor to the company president.

Lee Hayner, who has been with Omnia360 since 2009 as a financial manager, will become the company’s new president.

“Our leadership team is focused on growing Omnia360 into the future,” Hyaner said in a news release.

Omnia360 continues to grow in the Cincinnati region and beyond. Our company’s fiscal year 2020 revenue was $15.1 million, up from $2.8 million in 2019. Omnia360 projects $22.5 million in revenue for 2021.

Today, we have 135 full-time employees from just 10 in 2018.

Our team works with more than 30 customers, including public and private companies many sectors, such as commercial real estate, consumer products, financial services, manufacturing, education, and senior living.

We provide customized and integrated facility solutions for corporate, health care, higher education and industrial-focused organizations.

Contact Omnia350 Facility Solutions for more information on what we can do for you. We’ll leverage our decades of experience and knowledge to help your company succeed.

See the entire article on Lee’s promotion here.

Why Hiring an On-Call Mobile Mechanic Saves You Money

Is it a good idea to hire an on-call mobile mechanic? There are several reasons why this could be a great option for your facilities, especially when you want to save money. In today’s blog from Omnia360, we discuss the benefits of hiring an on-call mobile mechanic for your facilities. 

Related Post: Should You Outsource Your Equipment Maintenance? 

On-Call Mobile Mechanics Can Save on FTE Benefits 

You’ve been doing this long enough, so you understand the cost of doing business. And your number-one investment is people. This means time spent hiring and training new employees. It means offering costly benefits packages, as well as perks like paid holidays, personal days off, and office space. While these are necessary, hiring someone who isn’t considered a full-time employee can save you money while keeping your business running as efficiently as possible. 

With our one-call facility management solution and mobile services, you have the convenience of having a mechanic on your property quickly, ready to assess and fix any issues. No need to wait on an independent company to call you back and make an appointment days in advance. This translates to reduced downtime and asset protection. 

Complement Your Current Staff

If you have a team of mechanics on staff, chances are they are busy keeping the facilities operating through day-to-day issues, upkeep, and regular maintenance. Emergencies, major failures, and specialized repairs can overtask your regular team. Technically challenging issues in the middle of the night or on the weekend can further strain your workforce, throwing off the flow of operations and increasing overtime. These situations cost time, money, and operational resources. 

There are also concerns regarding staff absences, dismissals, and vacations. As HR-related issues occur, will you have enough staff to handle not only the day-to-day operations but emergencies as well? 

By contracting a mobile mechanic for facility management, you can call them when issues arise. They can be on-premise to fix the problems quickly and efficiently without the rest of your staff becoming overworked and overburdened. 

On the Premises Only When Needed

How many times have you staffed a mechanic overnight or on the weekends for ‘just in case’ scenarios? Just in case a pipe freezes. Just in case the heating unit goes down. 

When nothing freezes and everyone stays warm, it turns out the mechanic wasn’t needed. That’s great news, except you just spent hundreds of dollars on unneeded labor. 

Labor dollars can add up quickly. The more hours, the higher the dollars. With an on-call mechanic from Omnia360, they are only on the ground or in the building when you need them. This reduces labor costs because you’re only paying for staff when they’re needed. This allows you to focus your investments on facility upgrades and higher profitability. 

Contact Omnia360 for Mobile Solutions

Omnia360’s mobile solutions can supplement your current equipment maintenance teams or outfit your entire crew. Whatever your needs, we provide a range of options for your facility. Contact Omnia360 online or call toll-free 1-833-360-6642 for more details on how we can help your team.

Why You Should Hire a Facility Management Company for HVAC and Plumbing Work

You have a large facility with extensive plumbing and HVAC systems, and you need the ability to make repairs and keep operations running. Most of the equipment requires minimal maintenance. Breakdowns are rare but difficult to predict.

It’s likely you don’t spend much time thinking about commercial HVAC and plumbing services. But when a breakdown occurs, quick, quality repair service is priority one.

In situations like this, you should hire a facility management company for HVAC and plumbing work, like Omnia360 Facility Solutions. Learn why in today’s blog.

Large System

Your HVAC and plumbing systems are large and often complicated. Ducts and pipes intertwine with your factory equipment, chemicals, and storage areas. It takes a lot to keep up with the complexities of huge, facility-wide systems. Yet you don’t need staff on hand to deal with regular maintenance issues. 

A facility management company like Omnia360 can keep specialists on hand for a variety of reasons. We can come to your place to perform monthly maintenance checks on pipes, drains, ducts, thermostats, and electrical wiring. Or you can simply keep us on call for when something goes wrong and you need repairs done quickly and efficiently to minimize downtime.

Old System

Perhaps your facility is in a building that’s 50 years old. Your pipes are about that age. Or perhaps you have a boiler that runs on oil rather than modern utilities. 

Omnia360’s facility management experts can provide a technician who becomes familiar with the eccentricities of an aging system. When something is amiss, we’ll send someone out to take care of the problem.

Monthly Maintenance

Commercial HVAC systems need monthly maintenance checks to optimize functional performance and prevent problems before they become emergencies. The same is true with plumbing when you have exposed pipes in your building. Hiring a company like Omnia360 lets you schedule monthly maintenance with a facility expert who knows what to look for in commercial HVAC and plumbing systems.

Contact Omnia360, A Facility Management Company

Don’t leave your HVAC and plumbing maintenance to just anyone. We’re a facility management company employing a wide range of solutions for your commercial building. Contact Omnia360 online or call toll-free 1-833-360-6642 for more details on how we can help your facility manager keep up with HVAC and plumbing maintenance.

Should You Outsource Your Equipment Maintenance?

How do you decide to keep labor in-house versus outsourcing to a vendor? Several factors come into play, such as the quality of work, the expense of maintaining employees, and the type of tasks you need done. Today’s blog from Omnia360 Facility Solutions answers if you should outsource your equipment maintenance. 

What Equipment Do You Have?

Do you have specialized, proprietary equipment found nowhere else in the world? What about machines made in a factory? 

For specialized or proprietary equipment, you probably have on-site mechanics who know the day-to-day operations better than anyone else. It makes sense to keep these equipment maintenance specialists in-house.

However, if you have factory-made equipment that has manuals and standard parts that anyone can research, you might consider outsourcing your equipment maintenance needs. A good mechanic knows the basic operations of many types of machines, and a facility management company like Omnia360 has connections to these specialists.

How Much Equipment Needs Regular Maintenance?

Not all of your machines run all of the time. Some operate daily. Others weekly. Maybe some machines only power up once or twice a year. Machines that run daily may require weekly maintenance. That means you’ll need the staff to take on that type of routine. If not, outsourcing your equipment maintenance makes sense if you can’t take the staff time to perform regular maintenance. A robust maintenance regimen makes your equipment last longer, improving your ROI the longer you own it.

Can Current Staff Fix It?

You have a dedicated staff who knows your facility inside and out. But can they perform regular equipment maintenance and repairs? 

Let’s say you have some specialized equipment that needs monthly maintenance. However, you only have one or two staffers able to fix any problems with it. What happens if that staff is on vacation or out sick? What if those people leave? Who do you train for that type of equipment maintenance now?

Omnia360 can alleviate the concerns of staff absences. If you don’t have enough people with the know-how to maintain or fix your equipment, outsourcing to the right company makes sense for supplementing your in-house workers.

Are Workers Cross-Trained?

Cross-training offers a fantastic way to have in-house staff perform equipment maintenance at your facility. In many production facilities, line workers are trained to handle basic maintenance on equipment.

What happens if you have a major malfunction? Can your line workers or facility manager take care of a major breakdown that leads to hours or even days of downtime? Equipment maintenance specialists and contractors, like those supplied by Omnia360, can supplement already-trained staff when your maintenance crew needs extra help.

Contact Omnia360 for Equipment Maintenance

Omnia360 Facility Solutions can supplement your current equipment maintenance teams or outfit your entire crew. Whatever your needs, we provide a range of options for your facility. Contact Omnia360 online or call toll-free 1-833-360-6642 for more details on how we can help your team.