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Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Holiday Cleaning Tips

 

The holidays are on their way, and if you're expecting company, now is the time to deep clean your home. It can feel like a lot to manage at once, but you can get everything you need to do done without too much stress with the right guidance! We have some of the best tips for going into this busy season with a clean home.
 

Organize Your Holiday Decorations

When it comes time for the holidays, decorating is one of the most fun traditions! From dinner table highlights to big trees, no matter the occasion, there is always a decoration to go with it. However, if you just place this d├ęcor out without rhyme or reason, it can be easy for your home to feel cluttered. Keep everything organized so that clean-up is just as easy as when they are first displayed.

Get a Good Head Start

You can't leave all your decorating to the last minute! The sooner you get started, the easier it will be to plan what goes where. Rather than just throwing around your home because you ran out of time, you can carefully plan to make sure everything can be cleaned up easily afterward, too!

Tackle Your Kitchen

It may seem like a no-brainer, but if you want to keep cooking delicious meals, then it's important to clean up your kitchen first. Start by wiping down the countertops and sinks before giving the floors a good wash. Finally, ensure that your table is neat and prepared to hold a few friendly faces for a big meal!
 

Dust Surfaces

Give every surface a quick dusting before your company arrives, including furniture, floors, window sills, and door frames. Dust can build up and hide in the strangest places, so be sure to get your dusting done early.
 

Invest in Deep Cleans

When we say deep cleans, we mean getting your attic, crawlspace, or air ducts washed! These spots don't often get the clean they need, which can help keep your air quality high and guests happy!
 

Get In Touch With Us For All Your Cleaning and Restoration Needs

Cleaning and taking care of your home can be challenging to deal with, and it is often best to bring in some professionals to help. Contact GreenPro Cleaning and Restoration to take care of your ducts, attics, crawl spaces, and water damage needs.

Monday, November 22, 2021

5 Ways to Stay Environmentally Friendly During the Holiday Season

 

With all the holidays coming around the corner this month and next, there's a lot of preparation needed! From everything on your shopping list to cleaning your house for guests, it can be easy to forget the importance of staying environmentally friendly all season long. But, we have some great tips to keep in mind this holiday season!
 

1. Use Reusable Bags

With all the groceries that need to be bought during this season, it's essential to avoid using any plastic or paper bags and break out reusable ones instead. It's the best way to ensure all your shopping ventures are environmentally friendly!

2. Consider Carpooling

When attending a get-together with friends or family, try to carpool to the event to reduce the number of cars driving around the holiday season. Plus, traffic tends to increase around this time, so having fewer cars on the road will help with traffic flow and reduce parking demand.
 

3. Use Recyclable Wrapping

When finding gift wrapping for the holidays, be sure to keep an eye out for environmentally friendly wrapping that can not only be recycled after the busy season but is also made up of recycled material! SO much waste happens this season due to gift wrapping, so try to do your part to lower your impact on the environment.

4. Invest in Eco-Friendly Decorations

It wouldn't be the holiday season without decorations all over your home. From cute seasonal candles to lights around the house, there are so many eco-friendly decoration options out there to choose. Be sure to read the product information carefully and take a peek at their website to learn more.
 

5. Use Only Green Cleaning Methods

The hustle and bustle of this season also requires some deep cleaning in your home for when you have family or friends over. So, when it comes time to deep clean your attic, crawl space, air ducts, and more, keep eco-friendly products and services in mind.

And luckily for you, At GreenPro Cleaning & Restoration, we promote healthy living! All of our products are bio-safe, and all of our methods are bio-friendly. We do not use any toxic chemicals, and our cleaning systems produce superior results. At GreenPro Cleaning, we're taking eco-friendly cleaning solutions to a higher standard and strive for cleaner indoor air quality for all of Long Island.

Contact Us For Green Cleaning on Long Island

Cleaning and taking care of your home can be challenging to deal with, and it is often best to bring in some professionals to help. Contact GreenPro Cleaning and Restoration to take care of your ducts, attics, crawl spaces, and water damage needs.

Friday, November 12, 2021

3 Winter Decluttering and Organizing Projects

 

It's easy to feel overwhelmed during the winter season. From holidays to intense weather, homeowners often find themselves unable to keep their homes as organized as they want. Clutter can build up quickly, especially during this upcoming season. So, here are some easy ways to ensure you're able to declutter!
 

Clean Out Your Closet

Time to switch out your fall clothes and jackets with your winter ones! Clear out all the clothes from your closet and put them in bins by category (shirts, pants, dresses). Then take everything else off of the hangers and fold them neatly on top of one another. You'll notice what items you wear most often when they're at eye level. From there, consider donating anything you don't think you'll wear this season!
 

Sort Through Papers

Many people have a habit of piling up their mail on the kitchen counter or dining room table until they can find time to go through them. If you don't want these piles taking over your space, be sure to sort through everything before the holiday season.
 

Tackle Your Coat Closet

It's easy to throw your winter coats and jackets on the nearest chair or surface, but that's what leads to clutter! Hanging up all those jackets and coats will give you more space in your bedroom or living room. Not only that, but they'll be easier to find when heading out!
 

Get In Touch With Us For All Your Cleaning and Restoration Needs

Cleaning and taking care of your home can be challenging to deal with, and it is often best to bring in some professionals to help. Contact GreenPro Cleaning and Restoration to take care of your ducts, attics, crawl spaces, and water damage needs.

Friday, November 5, 2021

5 Most Common Air Duct Problems in Your Home

 

Your air ducts are a vital part of your home. They keep the temperature in your house regulated, and they prevent dust from circulating throughout the rest of your humble abode. But some problems can occur if you don’t take care of them properly! And here are some of the most common ones to keep an eye out for:

1. Dirty Air Ducts

This is one of the most common issues your air ducts will face, as no matter what, they are prone to getting dirty. It’s caused by increased dust and debris throughout, proving why regularly scheduling cleanings are essential.

2. Dirty Filters

Depending on how often you use your system, filters need to be cleaned or replaced every few months. A clogged filter can lead to inefficient airflow and cause an increase in energy consumption, so you’ll want to get that replaced ASAP.

3. Ductwork Leaks

Leaks in your air duct system can result from loose or damaged joints or seams in metal parts, improper installation, corrosion due to galvanic action with dissimilar metals (galvanized steel and copper), condensation, and more. These leaks can lead to water damage throughout your home, so if you notice water stains by your vents or a strange smell, it’s time to have a professional take a look.
 

4. Mold or Mildew Growth

A significant amount of mold can accumulate in your home’s air duct system if it has not been cleaned out recently. If this problem is left untreated for too long, the mold will begin to damage other surfaces of your home! Mold grows from excessive moisture and poor ventilation, which makes it difficult to remove without professional help.
 

5. Insect Infestation

If insects such as silverfish have been found in your home, then there is a good chance that they have set up camp within your air ducts. Bugs like dark, secluded spots to make a home in, and unfortunately, the vents in your home are prime real estate.

Contact Us For Air Duct Cleaning On Long Island

Cleaning and taking care of your home so that you can breathe easy again can be challenging to deal with, and it is often best to bring in some professionals to help. Contact GreenPro Cleaning and Restoration to take care of your ducts, attics, crawl spaces, and water damage needs.

Friday, October 29, 2021

How to Organize Your Home Office

 


A lot has changed over this past year— with one of the biggest changes being in many people’s professional lives. Working from home has become the norm for a while now, but it can still take a bit to adjust to this lifestyle. From work and life balance to motivation, you can't get anything done unless your workspace is organized and clean.

And we have some important tips for your home office!

Find a Place to Set Up Shop

The first step in organizing your home office is finding a space that you are comfortable with. This may seem obvious, but many people have their office at their kitchen table or living room floor because they never found time to set up an official workspace.

Where you work is the most important part of your daily work routine. It can be easy to get distracted while working in your home, but if you have an office space where you can focus, you’ll be able to get more done during the day.
 

Utilize Office Materials

From mini cabinet organization to supply holders, there are many different kinds of office supplies and materials to up your work from home game. It’s the best way to stay organized, as you can keep essential paperwork and more together and in a spot that is easy to find.
 

Clean Up Clutter

Clean up clutter as soon as possible— clear off surfaces, use storage bins or boxes under furniture, recycle paper items that are outdated or unnecessary. A messy space means a chaotic mind, which won’t help you with work at all!

Keep Home Clean

Sometimes the best way to keep your home office organized is to ensure the rest of your home is clean. From air duct cleaning to attic or crawl space cleaning, a polished home helps clear the mind of clutter.
 

Get In Touch With Us For All Your Cleaning and Restoration Needs

Cleaning and taking care of your home can be challenging to deal with, and it is often best to bring in some professionals to help. Contact GreenPro Cleaning and Restoration to take care of your ducts, attics, crawl spaces, and water damage needs.

Thursday, October 21, 2021

How To Tell If Water Damage is Old or New

 


Water damage can happen to anyone. A leaky pipe, your water heater bursting, or even your sprinkler system could be the culprit. Unfortunately, it’s not always easy to tell how long you have been dealing with this type of issue. But, we have some helpful tips to help you determine just how long you have had this problem on your hands!

Standing Water

Many signs can help you figure out whether water has been leaking for a long time or just recently began to leak. Notice standing water on the floor around any of your appliances such as an oven, dishwasher, washing machine, or dryer? This could be an indication that there was previous damage here before.
 

Foul Odor

If you notice any foul odors coming from your basement or other areas where there might be water leaks, you probably have a water damage problem on your hands. Not only that but if it has had time to sit and permeate enough to cause a stench, then it’s been there for quite some time.
 

Noticeable Dips Throughout Your Home

A noticeable dip in your flooring or ceiling is a clear sign of water damage— and one that has had plenty of time to do tons of damage. This dip may seem like it would be obvious, but it’s pretty easy for spots like this to go unnoticed. Keep an eye out for these bubbles after big rainstorms or near appliances.
 

Fading Water Spots

Sometimes you notice problem areas when it’s too late! For example, if you see water spots in different places around your home that seem to be fading, then the damage came and left a mark that is now in the process of dissolving— but it’s long from being over.
 

Get in Touch With Us For All Your Water Damage Needs

At GreenPro Cleaning & Restoration, we will test for water damage to ensure you and your family are safe after severe weather. If you suspect that there may be a problem in the home or building, call us to schedule your indoor evaluation at 631-940-8100.

Friday, October 15, 2021

Secret Spots Scary Critters Like to Hide in Your Home

 

You know the old saying, "out of sight, out of mind," well that doesn't work with creepy crawlers! Bugs can get into areas of your home that you'd never expect and often right under your nose. Here are some spots that these pesky pests like to hide in your home:

Behind and Under Furniture

Areas like underneath cushions on couches or chairs and more make for the perfect spot for bugs to get comfortable. Throughout various kinds of furniture, there are little areas that are just right for hiding out. You'll know if you have an issue if there have been multiple instances of seeing bugs on or around your furniture!
 

Behind Photos

Have you checked behind the pictures on your walls? Well, unfortunately, these are some prime spots that bugs like to hide. They will often try to find places where the homeowner can't see them because it makes it easier for them to stay hidden from predators and sneak up on their prey without being seen. And most homeowners, honestly, don't move the photo frames on their walls much!
 

In Your Air Ducts

Air ducts are some of the top spots for bugs to get into and make a home of. They are one of the best places because they have so many cracks, holes, and nooks for insects to fit in. Air ducts are also often located near other parts of your house with lots of openings or drafts, like windows or vents.

And if you believe your air ducts have an infestation or haven't been cleaned in a while, the team here at Greenpro Cleaning and Restoration is here to help.

Contact Us For Air Duct Cleaning On Long Island

Cleaning and taking care of your home so that you can breathe easy again can be challenging to deal with, and it is often best to bring in some professionals to help. Contact GreenPro Cleaning and Restoration to take care of your ducts, attics, crawl spaces, and water damage needs.