Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Don’t Forget These Critical Places During Spring Cleaning

Now that Spring is almost here, it's time for spring cleaning! While this is usually the time when people do a big clean, it's easy to forget some areas. In order to do a full deep-cleaning of your house, you want to make sure you remember to clean these areas, as well as the other ones!

Tops of Cabinets and Appliances
You want to make sure you wash the tops of cabinets and appliances because they can easily collect dust and dirt. Leaving these can actually make your allergies flare up and keep germs trapped.

Fans and Lights
It's also really important to clean all your fans and lights. Having dirty and dusty fans can fling this debris into the room and let it stay in the air, which can get allergies riled up. As far as lights go, you want to make sure you get the debris off so they can stay bright. You also don't want to have guests look up and see a disgusting light.

Baseboards collect a lot of dirt and germs since they are all around the floors. Even if you vacuum and shampoo, that only gets the dirt up out of the carpets. Another issue is when you shampoo the scrubbing brushes can fling up dirt onto the baseboards. You want to make sure you wash these when you wash the walls so there isn't a huge color difference and so there isn't dirt left on either area.

Since your mattress collect things such as sweat, bacteria, and dead skin cells, you want to make sure you clean or flip your mattress. Not only will this help you sleep better because you won't have all of this going into your mouth and nose, but you have the chance of getting sick less because those germs won't still be circulating.

Throw Pillows
Throw pillows are another thing that is regularly forgotten with spring cleaning. Since they usually sit on couches and chairs, that means that multiple different people are leaning against them and you never know what they might have on them. Cleaning them will make them look better, as well as help keep everyone healthy.

Washer and Dryer
Throughout the year, your washer and dryer takes a lot of beating up. They can easily get dirt build up from the clothes so you want to make sure you wash and sanitize them. The last thing you want is to put a load of laundry in just to pull them out and see that they have dirt, grease, or other things from the washer or dryer stuck on them.

Trash Cans
Trash cans keep all your nasty and old trash so you want to make sure you clean these. Not only can this prevent mold from growing, but it can also make everything smell better.

If you are gearing up for Spring cleaning and you need a little bit of help, don't hesitate to call GreenPro Cleaning & Restoration. They will be able to help you with any of your cleaning needs and they will get the job done right!

Monday, March 12, 2018

Things You Should Know About Water Damage

Important Things About Taking Care Of Water Damage In Your Home

When you have suffered some type of water damage in your home, you know it can be a big mess. Whether the damage is from flooding, burst pipes or an internal plumbing problem, getting the mess cleaned up can be a big and immediate concern. While homeowners may think just getting the water out is their only concern for their home, this would be a false assumption

Types Of Water Damage

For many people the original concern is to just get the water off the flooring areas and the furniture. While this is important, standing water in a home whether it is in the basement or on the primary floor area can cause extensive structural damage and health concerns.

Wall Damage

Standing water can start to erode the sheetrock or plaster from the walls. This generally will cause staining on the exterior of the sheetrock or plaster. However, internally it can compromise the materials and cause them to begin to disintegrate. This will also cause a bowing out of or warping of the sheetrock or plaster materials. This can also cause extensive damage to wall coverings like paneling, wallpaper and brick facades if the materials start to buckle as the wall material underneath becomes warped or damaged.

In addition, beyond the baseline of the sheetrock and plaster, the 2 x 4’s can start to bow as well. This can cause a structural concern for the home. When 2 x 4’s start to warp, they can cause wall cracking and ceiling cracking because the wall is now buckling in parts.

Electrical Damage

Standing water in a home also causes problems for electrical wiring and can cause shorts within the system. Electricity should be turned off to any area that has outlets submerged under water. Water is a conductor of electricity and electricity flowing through water is deadly. Water should be removed quickly from any area where electrical outlets are submerged to prevent safety hazards from becoming deadly. Then the water should be removed as soon as possible to allow for a drying out of all electrical equipment. Electrical outlets and devices should not be used until dry.

Mold And Mildew

Mold and Mildew can be the most problematic reason to get the water damage taken care of quickly. Standing water for any length of time can cause Mold and Mildew to form. Because these are live organisms they can spread quickly throughout interior walls and become a health hazard as well as a compromise to the structural area infected with the Mold or Mildew. If the water is removed quickly and the area is dried out properly Mold and Mildew usually does not have time to grow and cause any health concerns.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Top Tips to Improving Your Indoor Air Quality

When it comes to your home we all know that you want the best service and the best products for yourself and family. There are many ways to improve your indoor air quality for you and your guests. 

Here are some quick tips and advice to improving your indoor air quality for your home. 

Air Purification 

Using a high-efficiency particular air filtration can quickly purify and freshen the room air. Air purifier units can relieve itchy stinging eyes, dust, and pollen for allergy sufferers. Highly recommended for Spring time for allergy prone people. 


Plants not only brighten up a room and give it some style, but they also can cleanse the air naturally. Rubber plants and Janet Craig, Peace Lily, Golden Pothos, English Ivy, Bamboo Palm, Chinese Evergreen, and Dragon Tree are some of the plants to highlight for indoor use. They aid in the removal of pollutants such as formaldehyde, benzene, trichloroethylene, and carbon monoxide.

Self Maintenance

One of the best things you can do this is to make sure that the filters on your air conditioning are brand-new and all of good quality. They act as a buffer for the AC. Having a new and clean one placed every 2 months will assist with controlling the quality of air your AC pumps through.

Hired Cleaning Assistance

Bringing on GreenPro can bring a major helping hand to improving your air quality. 
GreenPro can clean out:
  • Air Ducts
  • A/C Coils
  • Registers
  • Grills
  • Air Plenum
  • Blower Motor/Housing
  • Air Filter
  • Air Cleaner

We hope we highlighted a few helpful options to guide you into a cleaner and purified home. 

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Benefits of Getting Your Air Ducts Cleaned

Most people often ask me, why should I have my air ducts cleaned? In this article, I am going to highlight the major benefits of getting your air ducts cleaned by a professional cleaning company. 

As a homeowner, you always want to see that your home appears clean and free of dust. This is something that cannot be achieved by simply moving furniture around and normal cleaning. If you are concerned about the health of your loved ones then it is important to ensure that your home environment is clean enough for anyone to stay. Besides that, you should not only be concerned about the health of the people living in your house, your household appliances should also be considered. In order to maintain a healthy home environment, proper air duct cleaning is a must.

There are several benefits of getting your air ducts as well as vents cleaned and properly maintained. One of the main reasons as to why regular air ducts cleaning is important is because they always have the tendency of collecting dirt, dust, and other pollutants. If this continues for some time it ends up negatively affecting your health and also the normal functioning of your home appliances. Below are some of the top benefits of getting your air ducts cleaned.
  • Enhanced Lifespan & Lifespan. It is estimated that 9 out of 10 HVAC systems break down because of poor maintenance and lack of leaning. HVAC replacement parts can be more costly. 
  • Lowered Costs. The U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that just the removal of a small percentage of dust collected in your in HVAC systems has the ability to reduce energy usage by up to 21% 
  • Prevention of allergies. Proper cleaning of your air ducts helps in preventing people from getting airborne diseases and allergic attacks.
  • Indoor air quality. Most homeowners will agree that having clean air within the home is tantamount to having a properly maintained air duct system. Toxins, allergens, and dust usually gather within vents and ducts. Therefore if the air corridors are not well cleaned then it means dirty air will find its way in your house.

Maybe you have been looking for a cleaning company that can help in the regular maintenance of your air duct system. GreenPro Cleaning & Restoration is one of the most experienced companies around. The good thing about working with professionals is that they will always advise you on the best way to maintain your HVAC system.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

The Steps in Dryer Fire Prevention

A fixture in almost every United States household, clothes dryers are one of the most used household appliances. 

Properly used and maintained dryer provides the efficiency required to run our busy households. With additional features such as steam and wrinkle release, the clothes dryer has been gaining new prominence as a tool in clothing maintenance.

Your clothes dryer also has a potential dark side. Used improperly or installed incorrectly, a dryer can become a fire hazard. Lack of maintenance will also increase a dryers risk of fire. This hazard isn’t uncommon either, fire research data provided by the National Fire Protection Association indicates that clothes dryers are responsible for one out of every four household fires. Clearly, dryer fire prevention is something all homeowners need to address.

The good news is that dryer fires can be easily prevented. Proper installation, including the establishment good airflow from your dryer and using properly rated ventilation materials is critical in fire safety. Never using the clothes dryer to dry either combustible materials or chemically saturated clothes is also an important fire avoidance step. By taking addressing those two simple things, you will have deftly averted two of the three leading causes of dryer fires.

The third primary cause of dryer fires, lint build-up, is readily solved by the regular cleaning your dryer’s lint filters. It is also recommended that a homeowner use a duct cleaning company, such as GreenPro Cleaning and Restoration, to routinely clean the ductwork and exhaust vents of debris and lint. By habitually having the ducts and vents in your home cleaned, you will reduce your homes risk of an in-duct fire by a substantial amount.

Servicing Norfolk and Suffolk counties, GreenPro Cleaning and Restoration can provide ecological cleaning solutions for both homeowners and businesses. 

Visit HERE or call 631-940-8100 for your free quote today.

Monday, February 12, 2018

The Five Things You Should Not Store In Your Attic

The Five Things You Should Not Store In Your Attic

The attic is very popular for storing things, especially things we do not need at the moment. Unfortunately, an attic also becomes a death trap. Why? Homeowners assume they can store just about anything in an attic, which is not true. Here are 5 things that should not be stored in your attic and why.

1) Do you have any delicate fabrics in the house, such as cotton? Your favorite cotton shirts and summer linens will gather an infestation of moths. Do you have any leather jackets that need to be stored? Leather goos require a cool climate for maximum preservation. The attic is the last place you want to store them.

2) How many homeowners like to store wood and upholstered furniture in the attic? Wood will mildew. Upholstered furniture will gather moisture when kept there too long. Plush toys will also gather moisture, suffocate, and die. You may want to get rid of any plush toys you do not need. Give them to charity, or sell them online. Plush toys have feelings, too.

3) Do you have important papers you are storing in the attic? You need to go through them and get rid of what you do not need anymore. Papers and documents left there will gather moisture, get moldy, and deteriorate.

4) Electronic equipment is also susceptible to excessive heat and water. The water builds up, becoming a danger to everyone in the house, which increases your chances of a fire starting.

5) Some attics have heat sources inside. Look around your attic. Are there any papers, candles, or kerosene near a vent? Vents are an open invitation for a fire to start.

An example

You are using your stove to cook downstairs. The heat from the stove is traveling to every vent in your home, including the attic. What do you have in the attic that is vulnerable? Do you have old papers near the bent on your attic? Those papers may be old and moldy without you knowing it. The heat will connect with the moisture, increasing the chances of a fire happening in your home.

Do the math. Clean up your attic. You can find more information on this site GreenPro Cleaning & Restoration.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Do I Need a Vapor Barrier Installed in My Crawl Space?

Do I Need a Vapor Barrier Installed in My Crawl Space? Protect Your Investment
Your home is your most expensive investment so you want to take good care of it. Do you sometimes smell strange odors emitting from your crawl space? Are the spiders taking over your home? Does your crawlspace stay wet and dank year-round? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you should consider installing a vapor barrier.
Crawl Space, in need of repair, without a vapor barrier. 

What does a vapor barrier do?
A vapor barrier is designed to block mositure from permeating the crawl space area. GreenPro has evolevd to offer superier vapor barriers that offer better protection not just a plastic cover. Humidity is reduced by 15-30% with a good vapor barrier, and GreenPro ensures your vapor barrier suits your situation.

What are some Benefits of vapor barrier?

  • Eliminates Odors
  • Decreaes Bugs & Insects
  • Reduces Moisture
  • Kills Fungus & Bacteria
  • Removes Trash & Debris
How is a vapor barrier installed?
Before any work begins, GreenPro completes a free evaluation of your crawlspace, and they provide in detail their expert findings. Homeowners fully understand the work involved to improve their crawlspace. First, GreenPro removes odor cause debris from the crawlspace such as insulation, wood, and trash. these odor-causing culprits emit smells as they degrade so removal instantly helps the crawlspace. Later, they apply a special substance that disinfects by killing odor-causing germs that GreenPro guarantees for a year.

A vapor barrier has many benefits that include eliminates odors, decrease bugs and insects, reduces moisture. A homeowner should seek the expert advice of a knowledgeable and experienced company. They can craft a plan that fits the homeowner's situation. Suffolk and Nassau County homeowners schedule your free estimate with GreenPro Cleaning & Restoration at 631-940-8100 and by email


Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Why Do I Need My Crawl Space Cleaned?

Cleaning a house means more than just dusting and mopping. For a home to be completely clean, the less visible locations need to be dealt with as well, and that means the basement, attic, and crawlspaces. 

These locations can hide some of the very things that cleaning is meant to dispel, and not cleaning them means that those forces can fester and use those locations as a staging ground as they invade the rest of the house. With all of the various insects and molds plaguing home-owners, it can only help to clean the house thoroughly and those locations need to be cleaned just as much, if not moreso, than the rest of the house, and companies such as GreenPro Cleaning can help.

 While not all homes have a basement or attic, most do have some sort of crawlspace. While the crawlspace may not be as heated as the rest of the house, it may not be as cooled as the rest of the house either. While this means that the crawlspace may be cooler than the rest of the house in the winter months, the area will be warmer during the summer; combine with any kind of humidity, and that creates a great environment for mold.

The mold can then easily spread to the rest of the house through the ducts and other connecting crevices, virtually ensuring a mold problem. It doesn't help that the crawlspace is rarely cleaned, even after the house is built. This means that there is the possibility that garbage from the construction of the house could be lying around.

Dust also builds up in, and all of these factors combine to insure that there will be something for insects to gather. Admittedly they may not be the larger insects, but even dust mites can be a problem. Also, the dust represents a build up of other pollutants that rather than being released to the local environment can build up to a critical mass and cause health problems later on. Between the potential for mold, the collection of insects, and the build up of pollutants, cleaning the crawlspaces is a paramount necessity.

Companies like GreenPro Cleaning are more than willing to help, with both the experienced personnel and equipment to deal with even the most recalcitrant crawlspace. Contact GreenPro Cleaning today to set up an appointment to have your crawlspace cleaned, before it becomes a problem. 

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Top Tips of Preventing Mold Growth Indoors

Mold. It is a word that brings a frown to anyone’s face. Mold is another word for fungi that grow in a multi-cellular structure. It is something that can cause food to spoil and many diseases. It is also a substance that's used today for other things. These include medicine, food, and beverages among other things. It's still something that's avoided in any home.  

The best way to cure a home of the mold is to keep it from growing there in the first place. There are many tips that you can follow so that your home will stay mold free. Here are a few tips you can do. 

Keep Areas Dry

Make sure to keep all areas dry in the home. If there is a spill or a leakage clean it up right away. Mold needs the moisture to grow. If a home's kept dry then there is no way for mold to creep in and grow to be a problem. This also means if there are any types of leaky pipes or water heaters that break down and leak, to get these issues looked at immediately. . Water sitting within your walls can lead to mold and residue build up. 


Ventilation is something that many people do not think of. It is important that daily living does not create more moisture. Make sure to use the fan over the stove-top when cooking. Also, use a ventilation fan in the bathroom during your shower to keep the moisture out. You can also wipe dry your walls after a hot shower if you have poor ventilation, the areas with built up condensation are the most important to keep clean.

Mold-Resistant Products

There are many materials that people are using to build their homes in today’s industry. These include Mold-resistant paints and drywall. These are helpful in areas like the bathroom or basement that tend to have more moisture. 


It is a nasty sticky thing to most people. As your body will feel the heat and sweat, a home does the same thing. Buy a meter that measures the humidity in your home from your local hardware store. If there is too much natural humidity in a room, you can purchase a de-humidifier to balance out the moister. High humidity is popular in the South East and Sound West of the United States. 


Keep your gutters clear of debris and leaves. If there is a blockage then it can cause spillover from the gutters onto your home. This can cause leakage which can make its way into your home. 

There are many ways to prevent mold in the home. Prepare yourself and your home before a problem arises. It may take a little extra time and money but it is well worth it in the end. If you find yourself with a problem area then contact help here

Monday, January 15, 2018

Benefits of an In-Home Air Purifier

Clean air is important. There are many reasons why an air purifier's needed for your home. With the evolution of technology and plants in the world, the air is becoming more polluted every day. It can be dangerous and is not good for our bodies. The list of why every home should have an air purifier is long. But, there are some that are more obvious than others. 


Breathe Easier

Air purifiers first help anyone breathe easier. Although it is a benefit for everyone there are some that need it more. There are those that suffer from asthma or COPD. Clean air is easier for them to breathe in and helps to prevent attacks from coming on. There are also those that suffer from seasonal allergies. When pollen comes through an open doorway an air purifier can get rid of it before it is too bad. There are also those that have pets and the dander is a problem. Things like pollen, pet dander and pollution aren't seen. It is there in the air we breathe every day.

Odor Distinguisher

Odors are everywhere especially if you have an animal. Air purifiers remove the odor in the air to leave fresh smelling clean air instead. Other odors that are strong and hard to rid a home of include spicy foods and onions or garlic. There is also the chance that a rotten potato got into the bag as well.

Stops Mold

Mold grows in warm and moist areas of a home. With an air purifier, it clears out the spores that would cause mold to grow. It also helps to keep the area dry.

Free of the Flu

Areas in the house touched when a person is sick carry bacteria that will spread. With an air purifier, it rids the home of the harmful bacteria to give a healthy environment.

There are many reasons that an air purifier's needed. There are also many to choose from. Make sure that you read labels and find the one that is perfect for you. No matter which one you buy it will make your home healthier to live in.

At GreenPro we care about the air around us. We promote a healthy living lifestyle. We do not use any chemicals that are toxic and use bio-friendly methods. 

Monday, January 8, 2018

Creating an At Home Recycling Plan

How Recycling In Your Home Can Be Easy

There is no doubt that there is a pretty big issue with the amount of waste that we create here in America. One of the methods that has been used to help not only cut back on the raw material use for products but create new products is recycling. Through recycling we are able to take our used cans, paper and glass to make them into new products.

One of the key things to know is what you can recycle in your area. Plastics are one of your biggest concerns since the type of plastic that was used will determine just how easy or difficult it is to break down and some plastics are not able to be reused. There is a number on the bottom of plastic containers that shows what type of plastic was used. 

Trying to stay ahead of the curve and implement a recycling system for your home is not nearly as difficult as one may think at first. One of the first and most important things is simply to research what recycling services are in your area and what they're restrictions are.

Many recycling centers have tubs, totes or special cans to be used for their pickup or offer them to people who want to start recycling in their homes but will still need to bring the full bins in themselves. Setting up a recycling area in your home is as easy and picking a spot for all of the bins to go. Sometimes going vertical is the key, having the bins on a shelf system or on the wall can save space. Using labels for different types of recycling can also make things easier when taking them out to any recycling centers, this would cut out any of the time sorting through it all.

One of the hardest parts of recycling is getting yourself into the habit of not throwing everything away. One of the best tips to keep that in mind is to always ask yourself when you need to throw something away, "Where will this end up?" and this may prompt your memory to kick in, placing the object in the appropriate bin for recycling.

By doing your part in recycling you will not only be keeping the planet clean by reducing the amount of matter being placed into landfills but many young companies are emerging, making their products as close to 100% from recycled or reclaimed materials as possible so, by recycling you are helping the growth of a more eco-friendly and environmentally conscious business potentially. The planet is ours and we should all try our best to keep it clean.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Signs Your Air Ducts Need to be Cleaned or Replaced

Home air ducts should not be thought of as a part of the home that requires no maintenance since they supply the heat and air conditioning. Bad ducts can result in the cause of several problems with the first being an added cost. Air ducts that need maintenance or replacement are not able to push the heat or air condition through efficiently, which results in a higher cost for the utilities. 

Additionally, ductwork that needs to be cleaned can push the dust out into the air. If used for air conditioning and heat mold can grow in the ductwork. Both of these can affect the health of the people living in the home, especially if they have allergies. Mold in the ducts cannot be seen, yet can cause a health hazard since breathing it in can be harmful since the spores can be released into the home through the registers. 

Cleaning or Replacement of Ducts

Ducts are not completely visible to inspect or clean, which is why it takes a professional to inspect and clean them or when necessary replace the ductwork. When the ducts are in good condition they can be cleaned and avoid any health issues and increased utility bills. The ductwork should be inspected and cleaned before the heating season and again prior to the warm weather months or at least annually. This cleaning includes the heating and cooling components of the forced air system, which also consists of the supply and return ducts. It can also include the heat exchangers and cooling coils, the condensate drain pans, fan housing and fan motor. This kind of servicing of the unit and air ducts will remove particles of pollen, dust, mold and other debris that can cause problems.

The ducts may need replacement rather than cleaning if they have been damaged or have become rusted with age. This is something that can happen in older homes when the ductwork has aged or not been properly maintained through the years.

Warning Signs

The warning signs that ducts need to be cleaned or require replacement:

• If energy bills have a dramatic increase.
• If there is dirt or debris found near registers.
• If there are signs of an infestation of insects or rodents.
• If anyone in the family begins having respiratory issues, an increase in asthma attacks or allergies.

The reason a professional can successfully clean air ducts is due to the tools they use like high powered vacuum cleaners after using other tools to dislodge any contaminants. They may also use chemical treatments or biocides in the ducts to remove microbiologic contaminants. The tools are combined with the methods and the training of GreenPro Cleaning & Restoration professionals. Registers and ductwork cleaned by professionals will ensure they are properly maintained.