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Monday, October 12, 2020

Fall Water Damage Facts

 


When you think about water damage in your home, what season comes to mind? Probably not autumn, but it’s entirely possible to have many different kinds of water damage in your house this season! Protect your home, keep an eye out for the many different types of harm it could be facing during fall, and the facts you need to know.

Consequences of Temperature Drops

As temperatures start to drop more and more during the fall season, beware of the damage these freezing conditions can cause your pipes. Often, when going from warm to cool, it takes a while for your pipes to become used to the change. When these pipes do freeze or break, water can seep into the cracks of your foundation and rot the materials. Look for signs of mold buildup near sinks or showers, or listen for loud noises coming from your pipes to indicate an issue.

Too Many Leaves

One of the most common issues to arise during autumn is when leaves clog and fill your gutters. When your gutter system isn’t clear, water can’t run through it properly. In return, any kind of rain will cause water to spill out over the sides of your home. Accumulation of water in areas not meant to receive heavy amounts of it causes mold, breaks, and potentially pooling around your house.

Small Leaks Lead To Big Issues

Leaking pipes and fixtures are common all year around, no matter the season. Don’t think that just because it’s colder outside that you won’t have to worry about little issues under the sink. However, they can end up being anything but little. Overtime, moisture spreads because of the leak and causes mold to grow and spread. Mold can have disastrous results on your home’s structure and on you and your family’s health. Keep your eyes open for any problems!



Cleaning and taking care of your home after a water damage mishap can be difficult 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 8, 2020

4 Ways To Lead an Eco-Friendly Lifestyle

 


Living an eco-friendly lifestyle has become more accessible to people in recent years. When you make the conscious decision to do your part for the environment, you might find that you lead a happy and healthier lifestyle. If you’re considering making the change, here are some top ways to start leading an eco-friendly lifestyle and how easy they are for beginners:

Recycle

Quite possibly one of the easiest ways to contribute to your green lifestyle is to start recycling! Simply begin by separating plastic, paper, and glass and not just throwing them out in your regular trash. It’s easy to initiate for your home and even kids can learn how to get used to this new way of disposing recyclable items.

Start Planting

Give back to the Earth by planting some new trees and flowers around your home. As a bonus, your lawn will flourish too. Not only that, but you can also consider starting your own fruit and vegetable garden. Cooking with fresh produce and helping Mother Nature? Sounds like a win-win.

Invest In Environmentally Friendly Products

Sometimes changing your habits to something more environmentally friendly starts with investing in products that are safe and sustainable. Consider getting more reusable products, such as grocery bags, reusable snack bags, and refillable water bottles. Not only that, but some items are made of recycled materials. They have towels, clothes, and miscellaneous appliances that are made of environmentally safe materials that you can fill your home with.

Work With Eco-Friendly Companies

Check to see if the businesses you invest in are actively using sustainable options. A great example of this would be our earth-friendly approach, which sets us apart from the rest. We believe that by respecting the environment we promote a healthy, safe and clean area for your home, workplace and life. 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.


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.

Thursday, October 1, 2020

How To Protect Your Heating

 


As we move into colder months, it’s time to start up your heating system once again. However, keeping it running smoothly and protected all season long can be a bit more complicated than most homeowners realize. Optimize your energy usage and keep your family warm these next couple of months with these tips and tricks. 

Test Before Running Fully

Make sure you give your heating system some good test runs before running it at full capacity. This way, you can make sure it’s working properly and give it a chance to warm up before running for months on end. Any small issues that could lead to bigger and more expensive repairs can be spotted right away, which is especially important to catch before home heating season begins.

Maintenance Checks Are Key

Regular maintenance of your HVAC system helps ensure that nothing goes wrong all season long. This doesn’t just include the mechanical side of things, but also the cleaning side. Having your filters changed and your system cleaned out will make all the difference in how well your heating system is protected.

Proper HVAC Cleaning

Just as you wouldn't only clean half of your living room floor, you also would not want to clean only part of your heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) system. Although your heating is what you will most likely be using from now on, it’s still a part of your system as a whole. It is recommended that you clean the entire HVAC system in order to keep your heating protected.


Getting your home 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.

Friday, September 25, 2020

Is Fall The Best Time To Get Your Attic Insulated?

 


Insulating your attic is the best way to ensure your heating stays in and the cold air keeps out. It adds a protective layer to your attic and home and it’s recommended that most homeowners invest in it. However, which season is considered the best time to get insulation installed? Now that it is autumn, here's why you might want to consider insulating your attic:

So, Is Fall The Best Time To Get Your Attic Insulated?

Short answer-- yes! Fall is one of the best seasons because oftentimes the weather isn’t too uncertain. You want to begin having your insulation installed before extreme temperature seasons such as winter and summer. However, with the rain that comes in during spring, it can be a bit too unpredictable to get home projects done. That is why autumn falls right into the perfect weather category for this job. Whether you feel your current insulation needs an upgrade or you are a new homeowner, getting started now is your best bet.

How We Do It

Very often we here at GreenPro Cleaning & Restoration see sub-floor insulation that is installed incorrectly. The two most common problems that usually need to be corrected are:
  • Insulation that is installed upside down.
  • Insulation that is not secured correctly. 
Insulation does play an important part of keeping your attic in a good condition. Not only that, but you need it to protect your home from extreme weather, especially with winter coming up. We can evaluate your current insulation and 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.


At GreenPro Cleaning and Restoration, we can help you get your attic insulated or re-insulated before extreme temperatures come our way. 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.

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.