Friday, May 22, 2020

Spring Remodeling Tips

The transition from winter to spring is one that can come with much excitement. With longer days and warmer weather, it can be the change many need to be more motivated. You are making it the perfect time to change up your home’s appearance! However, remodeling your home, both inside and outside, takes a lot of time and effort. So when starting a new home project, you’ll want to keep these tips in mind:

Begin Outdoor Projects Early

Before you know it, it will be summer, and it will be harder to get outdoor projects done in the intense heat. Spring is the perfect time to begin a project outside because the weather usually remains temperate-- keep an eye out for rainy forecasts! As a bonus, if you have everything done early, you can have more time in the summer to enjoy all your hard work.

Plan Everything In Advance

Many renovation projects take a long time to complete, so start planning with enough room for error. Book your contractor in advance and go through material and design options before making any significant changes.

You Can Keep It Simple

Not every renovation project needs to involve tearing down and rebuilding. Simple projects such as a fresh coat of paint or refinishing an old piece of furniture or floor can help upgrade your home! If you are considering a remodel an investment for the future, then know that the simple things also add to your house’s value too.

Not Every Project Is Pretty

Before even considering significant changes, check your home for any structural modifications or cleaning needs it requires. This will help you in the long run, though they aren’t projects that do the most for your home. Damage-proofing your home should be a top priority. If doing construction indoors, you’ll want to schedule an air duct cleaning afterward.

Though tarps can prevent most of the dust paint from covering your home, these particles can make their way into your air vents and lead to poor air quality.

An actual spring cleaning is a labor-intensive job, 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, May 11, 2020

The Hidden Ways to Keep Air Quality High

Truth is your home's indoor air quality (IAQ) is often worse than the outdoor air. This could be due to a variety of factors. From poor ventilation to a home full of pets, there are a lot of apparent factors that could be decreasing your IAQ. However, there are some simple but not so clear things in your home that could also be causing your air quality woes, such as your rugs, and cleaning products. So here are three things to consider:

Ditch The Rugs

For allergy and asthma sufferers, wall to wall carpeting could lead to flare-ups and issues. Though regular vacuuming can help reduce it, allergens can still live in the rug's fibers, leading to constant allergies. Tile or wood floors are a better option for those with severe symptoms. If you already ditched the carpets and have throw rugs throughout your home, now is the time to consider deep cleaning them. A seasonal shampoo or wash can help get out any dust or dust mites living deep inside those rugs. Some brands even offer a washable rug option that can be thrown right in the washing machine.

Add Some Greenery In Your Home

Plants are a great aesthetic to your home, bringing in some life and color, but some plotted greens can even help your air quality. Aera palm or aloe vera are just a few options. Do a bit of research, find the one you like the best, and start decorating for better indoor air.

Change up Your Cleaning Products

Though we all have our favorite home cleaner, the truth is yours could be doing more harm than good. Many cleansers, especially if they come in an aerosol can worsen your home's air quality. Nows the time to take a deep look at what you have stocked, read the labels, and consider replacing them with more greener and natural options. Your home's air quality will thank you.

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!

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Tips For a Clean and Organized Attic

Nothing feels better than a clean and organized space. Whether that space is used daily or not.

Yet, often many find themselves holding the most occupied areas of the home and ignoring those they see less often. One of the most popular being your attic. So if you can’t remember the last time you did a deep clean of your attic, nows the time to consider it! 

 By getting everything in order and put in a specific place, you can maximize space and reduce your chance of damage in the future. Here’s what to keep in mind: 

Take The Time to Sort

Chances are if it's your first time up there in a while, you’re not sure what lives where. The first step in a clean and organized space is going through each item and placing them according to usage and need. The end goal is to make sure that anything you need the most is easy to access.

Ditch Some Things

While you're sorting and organizing your space, you’ll want to create a pile for anything that could be donated or trashed. Use notes or stickers to identify what you’ll keep, what you’ll give away, and what you’ll trash.

Opt for Reusable Bins

Though boxes are more affordable, for your more valuable items, plastic storage bins or vacuum-sealed bags can ensure everything remains safe in case a leak or any humidity seeps into your attic. Not only that, but they are also easy to stack and provide you with a more organized space.

Don’t Forget to Label

Once you’ve gotten all the junk items and the donatable items out the way, now it’s time to find a place for the rest. Consider placing things you rarely use in the back and the seasonal stuff like decorations up front where you can access them with ease. Be sure breakables aren’t put on the bottom, and that every bin is adequately filled to support the items in it. 

Lastly, label each container or create an inventory so you can quickly get to what you need each time.

If your attic cleaning has you noticing a strange smell, or if it's simply to big a task to take on alone. Contact GreenPro Cleaning and Restoration. We can help you get your attic in tip-top shape in no time.

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Cleaning Tips For Pet Owners  

Having a pet at home brings us endless joy, but it also has its drawbacks, and one of them is that your house can become dirty more quickly. To prevent this from happening, here are some tips to keep your home clean with pets.

Daily Cleaning

While daily cleaning is essential, it doesn't have to be thorough. This can be just tidying up a bit, sweeping, and dusting. In order to breathe fresh air in the home, it is also recommended to ventilate the house daily by opening the windows. This will help to get rid of bad odors in the house.

Don't forget to clean your pet's bed and crate out frequently. That's where your pet spends the most time and is sure to be a great focus for dirt and fur.

The Vacuum Cleaner

If your pet tends to lose a lot of hair on a daily basis, it is recommended that you vacuum the floor and carpets often. With a parquet floor, you can wipe the mop moistened with a special product for that type of floor and catch all the hairs.

If you use the traditional broom to keep the house clean with pets, some of the dirt could remain on the floor. In order not to be vacuuming every day, you can also opt for a robot vacuum cleaner that can vacuum the home while you are away from home. Another option is a rubber bristle broom specifically for pet hairs that helps to better collect pet hair.


Rugs and sofas are the elements of the home that more hairs accumulate and are difficult to clean. Be sure to dedicate more time to cleaning these areas.

Leather or faux leather sofas or armchairs are easier to clean with a soft rag. If you do not have a sofa of these two types at home, we recommend that you cover them with covers. Even if pets stain the covers, they can always be removed and washed.

Eliminate Odors

One step to eliminating pet odors in your house is to bathe your pets regularly. In veterinary clinics and pet stores, there are a variety of special pet cleaning products for the removal of strong odors. To avoid smelling bad again, bathe your pet every 15 days.

Owners with Allergies

Hair loss from pets can cause allergies in some people. Wash your hands after touching your pet and before touching your eyes or mouth. You can also use a hand sanitizer or antibacterial wipes.

Use anti-allergenic products for the mattress and pillow to sleep peacefully. Reduce the number of rugs in the home, especially in the bedrooms and living room which is where the most time is spent. Prevent your dog from entering certain rooms of the house to create allergy-free areas, for example, the bedroom.

Use vacuums with effective air filters to clean the air in the house. Use purifiers to reduce allergens and remove bad odors from home. Keep your house well ventilated throughout the year by changing out your furnace filters on a regular basis.

Friday, April 10, 2020

Spring Cleaning Musts You Won’t Want to Skip

Spring is a time of renewal, both for nature and for the home. There is something enormously gratifying about giving your home a deep spring cleaning that will make everything feel like new. But while certain chores are obvious, others are often overlooked. Here are five oft-forgotten tasks you should be sure to include in your spring cleaning checklist:

Deep Clean the Oven

Cleaning the stove seems more obvious, because it's right there in front of you, but having a clean oven is just as important. Take an afternoon to scrub inside and remove all those burnt bits of food that have accumulated.

Account for Water Damage

Removing any water damage from the winter needs to be a part of your spring clean, because it is not superficial but diminishes the structural integrity of your home. Hiring professional help is often is the safest way to do so. You can find the location, avoid further damage, and ensure your home is safe.

Dust the Blinds

Blinds are famous for accumulating dust. As temperatures rise, you'll likely start opening windows. The last thing you want is for all that dust on the blinds to get blown into your home. If you are noticing more dust than normal, you might need to schedule an air duct cleaning.
Clean the Attic and Crawl Spaces

There are certain parts of the house we always remember to clean, like the kitchen and bathrooms, and others we often forget. But an attic left alone for years on end can become a grim sight indeed. Be sure not to leave these unseen places uncleaned.

Clean the Ducts

Air ducts are prone to getting dirty, and all the accumulated dust ends up being blown into your home. Cleaning the ducts prevents this from happening. If you’ve recently had construction done, or suffer from allergies or asthma, clean air ducts are key.

A true spring cleaning is a labor-intensive job, 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, March 25, 2020

The Dirtiest Areas of Your Home

The dirtiest part of a home or business is not always the bathroom. There are other untidy spaces in homes that may cause more illness. Often, the places that should concern property owners are the areas they never see. Examples of this type of location include the attic, the ductwork, and crawlspaces.

Concerns with Ductwork

Ducts allow HVAC systems to circulate heated or cooled air through every room, and this what makes an unclean duct system so concerning. It is not only air that moves through a neglected duct system. Dust, pollen, and dander also circulate through the air. Some ductwork may also contain mold or even rodent droppings.

Sick building syndrome occurs when debris builds up in the ductwork and mixes with the circulating air. The allergens and contaminants enter the home as the AC or heating system runs. Exposure to dirty air can cause headaches and respiratory issues. Some people even experience rashes or other skin irritations. This is why keeping up cleaning with your air duct cleaning is so vital.

Messes in Attics

The same buildup of dust and pollen that takes place in ducts can also occur in attics. Rodent or bat infestations can leave disease-causing droppings behind. Undetected leaks or poor ventilation also cause mold growth due to water damage. Bacteria from the pest droppings can become airborne as they dry out and affect the rest of the property. Cleaning the attic takes special care because health risks can arise from exposure to the contaminants in the room.

Dangers in Crawlspaces

Rodents also hide in crawl spaces and leave droppings behind. Added concerns arise from the possibility of water damage from leaking pipes or water entering from outside. Mold spores can enter the interior of the home or business as they become airborne, just like the bacteria from messes left by pests. Musty smells and illness from the exposure to the mold can occur.

At Greenpro, we take care of the unseen areas that people sometimes forget. Our services ensure that the hidden areas of homes stay as clean as the rest of the property. Contact us to learn more or to schedule a visit.

Friday, March 20, 2020

Ways To Keep Bugs Out Of Your House

Bugs can be downright nasty. They crawl all over your home and create unsanitary conditions for you and your family to live in during the spring. They destroy by eating rotted wood, devouring food that you left out on countertops, and breeding in mass quantities. If you blink, you can go from a handful of bug visitors to a full-blown infestation.

Things You Can Do to Prevent Insect Infestations in Your Home

A bug problem gets worse before it gets better in many cases. It goes undetected until there are too many bugs for you to deal with on your own safely. That's why it's imperative that you actively implement pest prevention strategies as part of your regular household maintenance routine.

Ways to keep bugs out of your house include:
  • Sealing entryways in door frames and windows. Close all gaps with caulking.
  • Getting rid of standing water in yards. Dump buckets and bird baths often.
  • Shaking out boxes before bringing them into the house. Look inside the box and turn it over in the grass to remove any spiders, ants, or stink bugs that have found their way into the cardboard container.
  • Using natural bug repellents on your houseplants and flower arrangements. Make sure to treat them often to keep the bugs from wanting to take up residence in your flower pots or near your vases.
There are many things you can do to keep bugs from entering your home this spring. Among the easiest is to have the house professionally cleaned regularly. Paying close attention to spaces that receive little human contact helps tremendously. Bugs tend to hide in dark places as a way to protect themselves from humans.

Who to Call for Professional House Cleaning Services?

Contact GreenPro Cleaning & Restoration for your spring cleaning needs. In addition to air duct cleaning and water damage restoration, we do attic and crawl space cleaning. Let us take care of all the creepy crawlies for you. Call us for more information and to get started on your housecleaning project today!