Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Tips For Going Green This New Year


A new year is the perfect time for new habits and healthier decisions! Of course, personal resolutions are essential, but you can also consider resolutions meant to benefit the world as a whole. Make 2021 the year of going green and making environmentally friendly choices. It's easy, and here are some of our favorite tips for you to consider as we move forward into the rest of this year!

Daily Routine Changes

Simple things like how long you shower and wash your hands for and the kind of bags you use at grocery stores are the ones that need to be considered. Make a change in your daily routine to incorporate more energy-efficient and environmentally friendly choices. Take shorter showers and turn off the water while you brush your teeth. Don't forget your reusable bags, invest in reusable water bottles, and buy products made from recycled materials. It’s that easy!

Recycle More

Don't let those plastic bottles and paper boxes pile up in your garbage! Make a stride towards green living by starting a recycling routine for you and your family. This little change will make a significant impact moving forward. Incorporating a recycling routine into your home will ensure that everyone else who lives with you will also participate, helping more people start making a green impact.

Consider Environmentally Friendly Services

This winter season, your home might need a few upgrades and maintenance checks to ensure everything operates smoothly. During this process, try to find professionals that use environmentally friendly products and services. This way, you can make sure everything is comfortable in your house as temperatures drop and that you are keeping your resolution in mind as you do.

And luckily for you, we here at Greenpro Cleaning believe that by respecting the environment, we can promote a healthy, safe, and clean area for your home, workplace, and life. We're taking eco-friendly cleaning solutions to a higher standard and strive for more pristine indoor air quality for all of Long Island.

Eco-Friendly Cleaning Solutions

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.

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Dusting 101


Homeowners may think they know all they need to know about dusting, but then their home ends up dirty again the day after a massive clean. Whether you consider yourself a dusting pro or not, there are a few crucial tips for anyone to follow to keep everything tidy for longer. Here are some smart dusting tips we highly recommend that will change your cleaning routine forever.

Dust In The Correct Direction

While dusting, keep in mind that dust falls. So, clean top to bottom in whichever room you’re working on to ensure you won’t have to clean up double the dust mess from higher up places. Work around the room and keep an eye on which parts and items sit up higher before going right to work in a section that might be lower. This will save you so much time and energy!

Brush Pets Often

Want to avoid continually having to dust around your home? One recommendation is that you make it a point to brush your pet’s fur at least once a day. This will help reduce shedding, and when too much animal hair hides around your home, it can make it easier for debris to linger longer. Getting your pet groomed is often a great way to keep the house spotless, while also keeping your furry friend smelling great!

Use The Right Tools

While a feather duster or paper towel with spray could do the trick, it’s not often completely done right. Instead, try to use a soft cloth dampened with water or a microfiber duster and anything else designed to pick up dust fast and efficiently. Plan so that you can make sure you have all the materials you need before cleaning day!

Professional Cleaning

There is some cleaning you can’t do thoroughly by yourself. And when dust and debris build up in your air ducts, attic, and crawl spaces, you’ll need to call for some backup. Luckily for you, we’ve got you covered. Some of your family members might even be more sensitive to dust contaminants than others. Allergy and asthma sufferers and young children, and the elderly, tend to be more susceptible to the types of low indoor air quality that air duct cleaning can help address. Breathe easier and live cleaner.

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, January 7, 2021

Can Your Ducts Freeze?


We’re not even halfway through the winter season yet, so we’re bound to end up experiencing some dramatic temperature drops. When it does get freezing outside, there could be a negative impact on your HVAC ducts moving forward. Ensure you’re aware of all the issues that can arise and how best to prevent them and fix them in the future.

So, Can Your Ducts Freeze?

Short answer, yes! If your ducts show signs of freezing over, this could be a red sign for your system you can’t ignore. You’ll notice clear signs of an issue like this, such as low airflow and slow cooling or heating. These problems can double in wintertime, as temperature drops can fall below freezing some nights. Ice will build-up on the refrigerant lines or coils, the kind your defrost cycle might not be able to combat. Most of the time, you’ll see this problem happening in systems that have not been cleaned out in a very long time. So, what should you do if this occurs?

Locate The Source, Fix The Issue

If you can find where the issue is starting from, you might figure out what is happening with your system that is preventing it from fighting the ice.

  • Check Your Heat Pump: because thawing that section down is relatively simple. Just use a hose on your outdoor system to defrost. Also, make sure the pump hasn’t settled too close to the ground, where it can pick up extra moisture and cause ice to form.
  • Run Defrost Cycle: this system was created to warm up your high-pressure refrigerant since outdoor units are often prone to freezing. If you notice this method does not work, there could be an internal problem involving debris or dust in your HVAC that needs attention right away.
  • Get A Professional Cleaning: whether you’re unsure where to start, or if you’re having issues other than freezing, calling a professional to come to clean out your air ducts can help you the most in the long run. They can help locate the start of the problem and take care of it for you right on the spot. 

Getting your home and business ready for winter weather and protecting your heating can be time-consuming tasks, 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.

Monday, December 28, 2020

New Years Cleaning Resolutions

We all know the go-to New Year's resolutions involve improving something important in your life. Well, your home is one of the most critical parts of your life! So, some new cleaning resolutions to revamp your house's look and feel might be the best things to add to your list. Here are some of our top recommended New Years' cleaning resolutions and why they will help boost your 2021 fast!

Organize Your Space

When you think of a room you spend the majority of your time in, is it as clean as it could be? Your unique space in your home is an essential part of work, relaxation, and health. Whether it's your office, bedroom, or workout room, make it a point this year to keep your space organized. The second everything gets messy is when you might lose your motivation! 

Keep Up With Your Wash

Many times people will fold their clothes after a wash and forget to put everything away properly. People often fall behind on laundry, so this simple resolution is a great way to keep yourself on track this year. If your laundry falls back, then everything else will follow suit. 

Get Your Air Ducts Cleaned

Breathe more comfortable this winter by getting your air ducts cleaned and serviced. Dust and dirt build up in your home naturally over time, so why not start this new year by getting rid of all of that mess! This way, anyone in your family who has asthma or bad allergies can be free of the symptoms brought up by these contaminants. Our professionals are on standby, ready to help whenever you need them! 

Get Your Attic and Crawl Space Cleaned

From the mess of your holiday decorations to year-long neglect, your attic and crawl space could be exceptionally due for a cleaning. Make it a point to add this job to your resolution list, as the sooner you go into the new year with these spaces cleaned, the sooner you won't have to worry about it! Luckily for you, our team is ready to step in this winter.

Cleaning and taking care of your home this new year 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, December 18, 2020

Holiday Home Comfort Guide


It’s getting frigid outside, which means the season of warm clothes and fluffy blankets has arrived. There are so many ways to make your home feel comfortable this holiday season, with many themed celebrational items to choose from. Whether it’s decorative furniture pieces or indoor mood lighting, getting into the holiday spirit can be done in more ways than one. Here is our official guide to holiday home comfort this year.

Blankets Galore

There is no such thing as having too many blankets. They are the perfect accent for your home as the snow starts to fall. They can be holiday-themed or match a lovely winter aesthetic. Either way, it’s a great way to find comfort in your home while temperatures drop to freezing. Cuddle up with a warm drink, read a book, and enjoy the beauty of the season.

Simple Decorations

You don’t need to go over the top to celebrate! You can stick with simple yet stunning decoration pieces to have around your home. There are ones that create the perfect mood lighting for chilly, winter evenings, or even just candles that smell so divine you can’t stop lighting them up. No matter what the hustle and bustle of this season brings, if you have a beautiful house to come back to, you will feel instantly comforted and welcome.

Breathe Easy

In order to truly feel at ease in your very own home, your air should be purified. Keep your air system clean, especially if you or a family member has allergies or asthma. With an air duct cleaning, all those accumulations of dust and dirt will be taken care of, and you will be able to spend your days at home, without issues, comfortably. Give your HVAC system the proper cleaning it needs to get you through the rest of this season.

Getting your home and business ready for winter weather and protecting your heating can be time-consuming tasks, 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.

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

How To Save Water During The Holidays


The holiday season is a magical time, but it can also be a bit hectic. From cooking to having guests, we use a lot more water around this time of the year. Even if you are usually conscious of your water consumption, it might still take a little extra effort to stay on top of it during the holidays.

Stay Conscious While Cleaning

At the end of the day, when it comes time to clean all those dishes, make sure you take the necessary steps to conserve your water while washing. You can turn your water on and off promptly to keep the flow rate low. You don’t have to have the sink running while scrubbing. And for anything going in the dishwasher, try running it as little as possible to keep from wasting. A full load in the dishwasher helps save more water than washing dishes by hand.

Little Hacks

Instead of running water to wash off your vegetables or foods before cooking, use a large bowl or pan full of water to rinse everything. This is a hack that allows you not to have your faucet running the whole time. And eventually, you can use this water for any indoor plants you have around the house. It’s a great way to reduce, reuse, and recycle.

Inspect For Leaks

Check your bathrooms or kitchen fixtures for leaks or issues before the holidays roll around. These areas of your home are used more during this time of the year, which could lead to more problems than usual. Even if it’s a small leak, water damage can still happen. Potential health effects and symptoms associated with water damage exposures include allergic reactions, asthma, and other respiratory complaints, which can be tedious to deal with during what’s supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year!

Cleaning and taking care of your home after a water damage mishap 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, December 7, 2020

What Are Winter Duct Cleanings


Every season requires some cleaning. During winter, business owners and homeowners tend to push aside the importance of duct cleanings in winter, as the heating starts to do more work than the AC. But, even your heat ducts need special attention this season. So, what are winter duct cleanings? Here are our steps:

Step 1: Why Get A Cleaning?

Just because it’s wintertime doesn’t mean you should ignore the safety of your system. People don’t often associate clean air with your heating since it’s mainly focused on when you have your AC running. In addition to average accumulations of dust and dirt found in all homes and buildings throughout the year during regular use, several other factors can increase the need for an air duct cleaning:

  • Pets
  • Occupants with allergies or asthma
  • Cigarette or cigar smoke
  • Water contamination or damage to the HVAC system
  • Home renovation or remodeling projects

Step 2: Inspect Your HVAC System

There are a few clear signs that your heating and air conditioning system needs to be cleaned. You’ll need to inspect it before you know whether or not you’ll need to call in some professionals to clear out your ducts. With a screwdriver, remove a floor or wall register. If there is visible dust, dirt, or debris, you should have your ducts cleaned. There are two critical components to HVAC cleaning: Breaking contaminants loose and collection of contaminants. You’ll want to get this done before temperatures drop too much since your system will need to be on full blast by then.

Step 3: Get Your Whole System Cleaned

It isn’t just the ducts of your system that need a good cleaning. While, yes, this will help lead to more fresh air and safely filtered heating, a full HVAC cleaning will benefit you greatly. Failure to clean all system components can result in re-contamination of the whole system, thus minimizing the benefits of cleaning. We will clean the entire system, including:

  • Air Ducts
  • A/C Coils
  • Registers
  • Grills
  • Air Plenum
  • Blower Motor/Housing
  • Air Filter
  • Air Cleaner

Getting your home and business ready for winter weather and protecting your heating can be time-consuming tasks, 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.