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Monday, September 14, 2020

Is Your Home Ready For Winter Weather?

 


We know it feels like winter is worlds away, especially when fall has yet to come, but it can be truly helpful to you and your home to be ready and ahead of this cold season. The mild weather that comes with fall might put your home at a lower risk for issues, but cold weather can come in swiftly and without warning. It’s vital to be prepared. So when the temperature drops and those rigid storms begin, you won't be caught off guard if you follow these tips:

Check Your Heating

One of the most important parts of preparing your home for winter is making sure your heating systems are working properly. It’s recommended that you get this system checked and cleaned out at least once a year, this way you’ll be able to identify any smaller issues so that they don't become major and leave you with an unplanned breakdown.

Install Insulation

Is your attic insulated? If not, now's the time to do so. This helps to keep the cold air out and your warm air in. If you already have current insulation It’s the kind of project you want to get started on now, so that you won’t have to worry about it in the future. Also, if you already have current insulation, it’s important to get it evaluated before winter comes. This way, you know whether or not it’s ready to keep you warm.

Avoid Water Damage

Water damage is more common in spring and summer, but not entirely avoidable in winter. With heavy amounts of snow possible in the near future, it’s no surprise that your home could face some kind of water damage even during colder seasons. That is, if you don’t prepare for it ahead of time. Make sure you check weak spots in structures such as walls, floors, and/or ceiling surfaces. Contact a certified water damage repair expert if you suspect a problem.


Getting your home ready for winter weather is a time consuming task, 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.

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

How Living Near a Railroad Affects Your Home's Air Quality


Trains rolling through often and making tons of noises can be the least of your worries if you live near a railroad. Every time a train passes down the tracks, they also kick up a bunch of dirt and debris into the air. Where does it go from there? Into your home. Here’s what you need to know about your home’s air quality if you live nearby train tracks. 

Increased Dust and Debris

Trains come through at high speeds and when they do, the impact on the tracks causes any dirt or debris sitting on them to be flung up into the air. Any time you open the windows or doors in your home, those particles can find their way in. Often, this leads to an increase in dust. For those who have poor ventilation systems, allergy symptoms could worsen.

Marks On Ceiling

Have you noticed that there are lines on your ceilings and walls? Actually, they’re not just any random lines, they are the interior skeleton of your home being shown. This is because of the dirt building up between your walls and roof, causing marks to appear all over your home. Not only will you have to plan for a few paint jobs to fix this, but it also means that the strong buildup of dust and contaminants between your walls will greatly affect your home’s air quality.

Attic and Crawlspace Issues

The dust that comes into your home easily now can also make its way into your crawl spaces and attic, which almost guarantees air quality issues. No matter what, debris and dirt will buildup in these areas to begin with. However, with increased dust flow due to the train rolling by, you may have to schedule a few good cleanings throughout the year in these areas.


Taking care of your home when you live near a railroad can be a time consuming task, and it is often best to bring in some professionals to help. Keep up with your routine cleaning and get your home checked annually or routinely. Contact GreenPro Cleaning and Restoration to take care of your ducts, attics, crawlspaces, and water damage.

 


Thursday, September 3, 2020

4 Signs Your Attic Is Too Crowded

 


Sometimes our lives are so busy that it’s so much easier to just throw our unused household items up in the attic, close the door, and forget about it. But, there’s only so long you can go before everything piles up and becomes too crowded. Not sure if your attic fits into this category? Well, we’ll let you know below.

1. You Can’t See The Floor

This is an issue in any room of your home. Once the floor is no longer visible, you have entered top tier hoarder mode. It can be hard to find proper storage elsewhere, but you can’t keep piling everything up in the attic-- especially if you can no longer see the floor or walk up there. 

2. Strange Odors

If you notice some weird smells coming from up in your attic, you could be dealing with an overcrowded health issue. All your items and supplies up there are subject to extreme temperature changes during every season, and the smell could be a direct result of moisture build-up. You could have mold growing up there! 

3. It’s Critter Central

There’s nothing bugs and other creepy critters love more than clutter. Not only that, but the mess can make it ten times harder to actually deal with the infestation! The reality is that you would have to do some major cleaning before you can even hire someone to deal with any creepy crawlers. 

4. Lack Of Ventilation

Your attic needs room to breathe in order to be properly ventilated. In warmer months, it’s important for keeping your home energy efficient. In cooler months, it helps get rid of moisture and keep the warm air in. However, with little to no room for ventilation, your vents won’t be able to do the jobs they were meant to do.

At GreenPro Cleaning and Restoration, we can help you with attic cleaning, insulation, and protection after it is decluttered. If you suspect that there may be a problem in your home or building, call us to schedule your indoor evaluation at 631-940-8100.



Friday, August 21, 2020

What To Do If You Suspect You Have Water Damage

 


Water damage inside your home or building can happen even when you don’t even realize. However, if you’re lucky enough to catch the damage early on, before more extensive damage occurs, you can protect yourself from a pretty costly situation. If you suspect that you might have water damage, here are some of the most important steps you need to take: 

Do Not Touch!

It’s important that if you see a spot with suspected water damage that you do not touch it with your bare hands. These areas may be unsound and could fall apart easily, which creates a potential health hazard for homeowners. Only professionals should have a go at these kinds of spots.

Keep a Safe Distance

Do not breathe in damp or odorous air since there is a high risk that mold or mildew has formed. Mold and mildew love to grow in damp areas, especially ones suffering from water damage. This is another reason why a professional should be called right away, to ensure the safety of you and your family.

Call a Professional

It’s important that you contact a certified water damage repair expert if you suspect a problem, for all the reasons that you saw above. When it comes to water damage, a visual survey and test will be done to determine whether or not there is water damage. If water damage is a problem in your home or office, professionals will clean up the damaged area and eliminate the sources of moisture.

Water Damage Evaluation in Suffolk County

At GreenPro Cleaning & Restoration, we test for water damage at a reasonable rate. 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, August 14, 2020

Why It's Important For You to Go Green

 


Change often starts with the individual, and from the individual comes an entire community and then so on and so forth. In order to start making a positive impact on our environment, it’s important to start taking some first steps into a green life. There are so many benefits to going green, and here are a few examples. 

Better For Your Health

When you go green, whether it's by conscientiously buying environmentally friendly products or foods, you are in turn helping your health. You are keeping your body away from products that are toxic and helping to ease environmental pollution gives you a healthier environment. You’ll start to notice that you are feeling better than before.

Looking Ahead

It’s important to preserve this Earth for newer generations to come. What you do here and now makes all the difference in not only your future, but their future as well. It’s important to fight for and protect the planet we have now so that they can experience things as we did.

Productivity and Motivation

From starting your own garden to taking it upon yourself to have recyclable bins for each product, these little changes will have a big impact on your productivity and motivation. It helps drive you to new passions and helps your productivity both at home and at work. You’ll feel a part of a bigger picture.

It’s Easier Than You Think

There have been a lot of changes in recent years that push for more environmentally friendly services. You’ll have plenty of green energy products to choose from, from food to home services. It’s little changes like this that go a long way.

Eco-Friendly Duct Cleaning

At GreenPro Cleaning & Restoration, 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 for better indoor air quality and healthier living conditions.

Thursday, August 6, 2020

4 Ways Summer Affects Your Air Quality

 

Though fall and spring are commonly known as the heavier allergy and asthma sufferer seasons, summer can still bring on symptoms and issues-- especially when extreme heat kicks in. It’s important to make sure you are aware of how summer can affect your health by affecting your air quality.

1. Increased Humidity

When it comes to excess humidity in summer, moisture can build up in areas if you're not careful, and if not treated, mold and mildew can begin to grow. This will lead to a decrease in your air quality, and could be harmful to your health, especially if you already live with respiratory issues.

2. Too Much Moisture Leads To Dust Mites

Not only will an increase in humidity bring mold, it can also bring bacteria that forms dust mites. Dust mites are a common allergy inducer, and will also increase your need to clean. Not to mention, they lower your air quality too.

3. Sun Radiation

It might seem strange, but the sun can also create unsafe air conditions. The sun is its brightest and hottest during summer, so it causes ozone levels to spike closer to the ground. The lower part is where we reside, causing an increase in allergy and asthma related symptoms.

4. Pets

Sometimes no amount of cleaning around the house can prevent your pet’s hair from building up in every corner and crevasse, especially when they are losing all of it in summer. But did you know that their fur can actually get into your air ducts and lower your air quality? Dust and debris can fill the surface of the hair and clog your air filters.


Taking care of your home during the extreme summer weather is a time consuming task, and it is often best to bring in some professionals to help. Keep up with your routine cleaning and get your HVAC system and air ducts checked annually or routinely. Contact GreenPro Cleaning and Restoration to take care of your ducts, attics, crawl spaces, and water damage.

Friday, July 31, 2020

How Can Your Business Benefit From a Duct Cleaning?



When you think about it, your HVAC system is one of the most important parts of your business. It helps keep your customers and clients satisfied during every season. And to ensure you do just that, it’s recommended that you get your ducts cleaned often, especially if you want to keep the air that is regulating throughout the building clean. Here are a few reasons to consider a duct cleaning today:


Helps Make Cleaning Easier 

A good amount of dust and dirt can build-up within your duct system, so when air is flowing through your business, it carries the debris with it. A good duct cleaning will help reduce the amount of dust and dirt filtering into rooms. The less dust in the air, the less need to clean!

Reduces Allergy Symptoms 

Not only can dust and debris make cleaning difficult, it can also cause some customers or employees’ allergies or asthma symptoms to act up. For the health of those entering your business, a cleaning is your best option. 


Eliminates Strange Odors

Sometimes our HVAC systems have been running for years, and with enough grime, cobwebs, and dirt you can get some strange smells around the building. This can be bad for business and should be taken care of as soon as possible. A cleaning with antimicrobial treatments will keep everything as clean and fresh as possible. 


Gets Rid of Bugs and Rodents

It can be a nightmare to think that some critters are living in your ducts, but they can often find their way even into the smallest of places. These little guys can cause diseases and create an unsafe environment, so check and get them removed and then schedule your cleaning, to help keep them out and away from your business. 


Schedule Your Air Duct Cleaning Today 

At GreenPro Cleaning & Restoration, we do not use any toxic chemicals, providing our customers with environmentally friendly and superior results. If you suspect that air ducts are due for routine maintenance, call us to schedule your HVAC cleaning at 631-940-8100. Improve your business’ indoor air quality today!