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Monday, May 17, 2021

Clear Signs That it's Time For an Air Duct Cleaning

 


It's that time of the year again, the time when we see some of the most common and clear signs that your air ducts are in desperate need of a cleaning. Many people don't realize that air ducts need to be cleaned periodically. Duct cleaning is not a one-time job, and you should have your system checked annually. However, there are some clear signs that it's time for an air duct cleaning this year:

Unusual Buildup In The House

This could be from dust to dirt, pet hair, or even mold. All of these things can build up in your heating and cooling system over time and block airflow. If you can see dust and debris when your vents are turned off or increased dust on your walls or furniture, these are clear signs that you are in much need of a cleaning.
 

Allergens Are Getting Worse

If your allergies or asthma symptoms are getting worse while you're indoors, you're probably not breathing in the fresh air. It's not uncommon for people to forget about their air ducts until they start experiencing respiratory problems. However, you don't want to deal with these issues for long since they could harm your health, so make sure you schedule a cleaning.
 

Stains Near Vents

If you notice stains on the walls around the vents in your house, this is a clear indication that it's time for an air duct replacement. This dark discoloration can ruin the look of your home, often messing with your paint and furniture too. The air coming through your vents isn't clean, so ideally, you'll want to get a cleaning ASAP.

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.

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Can The Heat Ruin Items in My Attic?

 



The summer heat can be tough on the human body, but it also significantly impacts items in your attic. We all know that heat rises and accumulates in an attic during the summertime. If you have valuables stored up there, such as heirlooms or photographs, then they could be at risk of being ruined by the heat. Here are the kinds of items that are more vulnerable and how to avoid future damage.

In Short, Yes The Heat Can Ruin Items in Your Attic

But what exactly is in danger of being ruined?
  • Keep An Eye on Furniture: You may notice that your old furniture is getting more faded and sun-damaged than usual. The temperature in an attic reaches upwards of 150 degrees Fahrenheit during the summer, which will ruin any fabric or wood in there within just a few hours!
  • Holiday Decorations Aren't That Safe: If you notice that your holiday snow globes start to lose liquid over time or your decorations start to fade, it could be due to the heat of summer. Make sure everything of value is sealed up tight before sitting up there.
  • Miscellaneous Items: Many things could potentially be ruined by hot weather. These include plastic materials, photos and negatives, electronics, and anything stored on top of an attic floor or even in a garage with no air conditioning. This is because there's little airflow from below, so everything can get overheated!

How To Prevent These Issues

As the summertime approaches, many people are starting to clean their homes. And this year, make sure you prioritize cleaning your attic! Many people will store some or all of their belongings in their attic because there's limited space on the ground floor. As a result, everything gets cluttered, and it becomes hard to keep individual items safe. Take some time to declutter your attic, allowing room for more air to circulate.

Not only that but now would be an ideal time to get a full-service attic cleaning. Our free inspection will involve a thorough examination of your attic, both inside and out. We will explain the causes of your problems, what can be done to correct them permanently, and provide you with a written estimate. Our goal is to solve your specific situation in the most cost-effective, non-intrusive way possible.

Attic and Crawlspace 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.

Monday, May 10, 2021

Air Conditioner Maintenance Tips

 


When you first turn on your air conditioning, the cool air might seem like a relief. But if you're not careful, it could soon be time to replace your unit. This is because without proper maintenance, over time, the efficiency of an AC will deteriorate, and it'll start to consume more energy than before. Here are some critical steps for properly maintaining your AC so that it lasts for years:

Have Your System Regularly Checked

Having everything checked by a professional at least once per year is an essential step in keeping your air conditioner working correctly! A technician can spot potential problems before they occur and clean out any dust or debris accumulated over time. If you haven't done this yet, now is the time to since summer is right around the corner.

This includes your outdoor unit as well. Inspect the outside unit of the AC annually for signs of wear or damage to hoses, belts, and so on. Replace any parts that need attention as soon as possible.

Remember The Filters

Change or clean your air conditioner's filters regularly. This will ensure that your AC doesn't have to work as hard to do its job, which can save you money on energy bills over time. It's recommended that filters be changed every three months, but you should refer to a professional and the instructions on your unit to be sure.

Get an Air Duct Cleaning

Air conditioning is a must in the summer, but many people don't realize that they need to maintain their AC unit. Air ducts can get dirty and clogged over time which will impact your air quality and the efficiency of your system. Regularly getting them cleaned by professionals ensures you'll have clean air coming into your home, and it will last for years to come!

Call Us Today To Get An Air Duct Cleaning on Long Island 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 home's indoor air quality today!

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

What Kind of Rainy Season Can Long Island Expect This Year?

 


Long Island is a popular destination for many tourists and residents alike. From the beach to the lighthouse, there's something about Long Island that draws people in from all over. But what are you really in store for this rainy season? There's no denying that every rainy season is different. We're here to break down precisely what you might be able to expect from the rainy season on Long Island this year so you can have an idea of what you should prepare for before it hits!

What To Expect

It's predicted we'll have a slightly warmer May this year, making for more rain than average. With warmer temperatures and increased precipitation, we're sure to see plenty of standing water in low-lying areas around Long Island and New York City. We'll need to keep an eye out for the possibility of more severe thunderstorms with heavy rainfall, frequent lightning strikes, strong winds, or even hail storms earlier in the season.

So, what does this mean for your home?

Issues For Your Home

Every year, when the rainy season arrives, homeowners are faced with several potential issues. For some homeowners, water damage is an issue. Others may experience problems in their attic or crawl space due to flooding. Regardless of the particular concern for your home, if you have not yet taken steps to prepare for this time of year and plan accordingly, now is the time to do so. All it takes is one large storm and standing water on your property to create some big problems for you and your family.

Whether you are preparing for the rainy season or require emergency services due to flooding and water damage, the team here at Greenpro Cleaning and Restoration is here to help! For both residential and commercial services, we're the experts in water damage repair.

Water Damage Evaluation in Suffolk County

At GreenPro Cleaning & Restoration, we will test for water damage to ensure you and your family are safe after a rainstorm. 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.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

4 Ways To Celebrate Earth Day 2021

 


Earth Day is the perfect time to appreciate all Mother Nature has to offer. There are so many great ways to celebrate Earth Day this year, each promoting the importance of environmental responsibility. Here are four great ways to go green for this memorable holiday:
 

Get Your Recycling In Order

If you have been delaying sending out your recyclables or have been putting off finally getting into the reduce, reuse, recycle routine, now is the perfect time to pick up on the habit. Visit your local recycling center or find out if there's one near you, and make sure everything that can be reprocessed in your trash is taken into account!
 

Plant!

Now is the perfect time to get to work and start planting new greenery. Come together with your whole family and plant new trees and flowers, a great way to promote growth and renewal during the spring season.
 

Neighborhood Clean Up

Consider volunteering to clean up your local park, beach, trail, etc., with a small group. It's a great way to promote community involvement while still staying safe outdoors. Plus, our planet will be very grateful that you're taking care of the unwanted litter around your neighborhood!
 

Consider Green Services

Try to switch over to only green and energy-efficient services from now on. From LED lights to environmentally friendly cleaning services, every leap forward is one step closer to a healthier Earth. And when it comes to green cleaning services, we here at Greenpro Cleaning and Restoration promote healthy living!

We believe that by respecting the environment, we promote a healthy, safe, and clean area for your home, workplace, and life.

Green Cleaning on Long Island

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. Get started with us today!

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Is My Attic Supposed to be Cold?

 

 

It's not the best sign if your attic is cold whenever you pass by it or go in. While some attics are naturally cooler than others due to their location (for example, one on the north side of the house), if your attic is cold year-round even when temperatures outside are warm enough for shorts and T-shirts - this could be an indication of a bigger problem.
 

Roof Vents

Check to see if there are any gaps in the roof vent that allows for airflow. If so, caulk these up with weather stripping or duct tape. It's essential to seal up vulnerable areas like this around your home so that you don't have to deal with cold spots in every room.
 

Poor Ventilation or Insulation

Ventilation is vital for several reasons, but it's crucial in attics. Poor ventilation causes cold attics even during warmer weather seasons. Attic insulation can also be damaged by the moisture from poor ventilation, which leads to decreased insulation effectiveness and an increased risk of mold growth, so you need to get this fixed up as soon as possible.

Our Insulation Process

Very often, GreenPro Cleaning & Restoration sees sub-floor insulation that is installed incorrectly. The two most common problems that usually need to be corrected are insulation installed upside down and insulation that is not secured correctly. Insulation does play an important part in keeping your attic or crawlspace in good condition.

Unfortunately, when insulation is installed upside down and the craft paper is wet, it must be removed and disposed of. GreenPro Cleaning & Restoration will evaluate the current insulation; if the insulation can continue to be used, we will tell you. If not, we will discuss the available options to provide you with the best and most cost-effective solution.

Vapor Insulation Installations For Suffolk County

At Greenpro Cleaning and Restoration, we want to help you protect your home for the long run. We’ll be sure to install a vapor barrier that lasts and provides your home with the protection and comfort it needs.

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

What is a Vapor Barrier?

 


A vapor barrier is a material that we can install on the outside of your home to help keep water vapor from seeping in. Many people are not aware that there is such a thing as a vapor barrier, but it's essential to have one if you want to protect your house from dampness and mold. If you're concerned about moisture in your home and would like more protection, it's a good idea to invest in your very own vapor barrier!

How It Works

Water vapor is continuously evaporating from the ground; even if the crawlspace floor looks dry, this water vapor evaporation is still occurring. A vapor barrier is the most straightforward and cost-effective way to stop this problem. A sound vapor barrier can reduce humidity by 15-30 percent, depending on the installation type.

Traditionally, a vapor barrier was used to cover only the ground floor to prevent water vapor from evaporating from the soil and moving up into the crawlspace air. This water vapor can cause excess humidity levels that also allow water damage, odors, and bugs to become a problem in your crawlspace and upper living spaces. You should only install a vapor barrier after any groundwater problems are corrected.

The Material

A standard and commonly seen vapor barrier is made of 6-mil poly plastic. This is the minimally accepted material allowed by codes such as the International Residential Code. This type of vapor barrier is used when an attic or crawlspace does not have a sidewall water penetration problem. Industry requirements for this type of installation are that the material must cover the entire floor and that seams should overlap 12 inches.

Greenpro's Vapor Barrier Process

At GreenPro Cleaning & Restoration, we take it a step further. Understanding all of the problems occurring in your attic or crawlspace is extremely important when recommending a vapor barrier that will last and perform. It should provide the expected results of a clean, dry crawlspace. That's why our specialists go into your crawlspace and check from corner to corner. We need to see what is going on to provide you the best, most cost-effective solution possible.

Vapor Barrier Installations For Suffolk County

At Greenpro Cleaning and Restoration, we want to help you protect your home for the long run. We’ll be sure to install a vapor barrier that lasts and provides your home with the protection and comfort it needs.