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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

What Air Duct Maintenance Should I Be Doing as a Homeowner?

GreenPro: Air Duct Cleaners




As a homeowner, maintenance and upkeep of your home are extremely important. Maintaining clean air ducts is essential to ensure that your home will have the best air quality. Over time it is very common for air ducts to collect dirt and dust from the everyday use of the house. You may have to contact experts to assist with system cleanings.

We are committed to helping customers clean, restore, and maintain clean air ducts for their homes. When we inspect and clean out air ducts, we work over the entire system. We will come in and clean the ducts, A/C coils, registers, grills, air plenum, blower motor/housing, air filter, and the air cleaner.   

Why Should Homeowners Clean Our Air Ducts?

Ductwork within your home can become very dirty if you wait too long. Dust, lint, hair, and dirt accumulate from your regular everyday life at home. Not to mention other contributions to a dirty air duct can be from pets, cigarette smoke, any home renovation, and home remodeling.

A routine duct cleaning is ideal for those that suffer from any allergy or asthma symptoms. If you are unsure if your air ducts need a cleaning, the best way to check would be to remove a floor or wall register. If you notice major clumps of dust/dirt behind the covers, it may be time for a full cleaning.  If you’re unsure about making the call for yourself, you may always contact us for a visit.

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We are ready to clean your air ducts and help improve the air quality you are currently breathing. We can be reached at 631-940-8100 or visit us at http://gogreenprocleaning.com/

Monday, May 14, 2018

Attic Clean Up Tips

GREENPRO CLEANING - TO HELP WITH ATTIC CLEAN UP

When owning your own home, there are many chores and fixer-up jobs that need to be done to keep your house in tip-top shape.
 


One chore you may have thought about but just can’t seem to make yourself do is attic clean-up! Many items may have piled up over the years and you don’t know where to begin or what to do. It’s a job that will not be fun but is necessary!

ATTIC CLEAN UP TIPS

The following are some tips to help you get started:

1. Dusting – Get your dusting wand out and dust all the cracks and crevices and visible surfaces. Cobwebs that have collected also need to be dusted to keep your attic spider-free!

2. Check for Moisture – Make sure no moisture is seeping through the walls because much damage can occur as well as create unhealthy air. This problem needs to be eliminated!

3. Remove Debris and Trash – Take a large trash bag with you to clean up trash lying around and put more items into fewer boxes to give you more space and less clutter. Plastic tubs are a wise choice, especially if there is moisture present, so your belongings stay dry and in good condition.

ATTIC CLEAN UP HELP

If you need extra help or someone to do this tedious chore, GreenPro Cleaning, located in Deer Park, NY in Suffolk County may be the cleaning company for you! They use earth-friendly chemical solutions and will perform a free inspection and free written estimate for the following:

1. Use a treatment with a non-toxic chemical-free disinfectant that kills odors
Caused by harmful bacteria, guaranteed for one year.

2. Clear out all trash, debris and damaged insulation to help rid the attic of odors and unwelcomed critters that have enjoyed the mess!

3. Install fiberglass batted insulation or ridged Styrofoam board that will serve as a vapor barrier, preventing water vapors from seeping through walls, eliminating moisture.

For healthier living and to learn more about our services, please call GreenPro Cleaning, and also check out our picture gallery. You will be glad you did!

Monday, May 7, 2018

Things to Know About Water Damage

If you have a leaky roof or you have a pipe that has been dripping and you have not addressed it, you need to know that it is not safe to ignore this problem. 




While you may think that it is a minor problem, the truth is that it can quickly cause larger problems. In just a few weeks or months, you could be dealing with a problem that you will have to pay a lot of money to fix.


5 Things to Know About Water Damage



Here are five things that you should be aware of with water damage:

• Repair quickly. When you have water coming from somewhere into your home, you will want to fix it quickly. It can be easy to ignore but it will get more expensive as time goes on. A simple leaky pipe could leave you having to not only contact a plumber but contacting a contractor to rebuild floors and walls. For some people, they waited too long and things like their bathtub fell in, leading to further costly repairs. Do yourself a favor and get a professional out to address the problem as soon as you see it.

• Insurance. Unfortunately, there are many people who have paid into their insurance policies only to find out that their policy will not cover the damage done by water. Your insurance company is more likely to pay for a minor problem such as a leaky roof when it is first discovered.

• Selling. A home that has had water damage is much harder to sell than one that has not. If you decide to sell your home due to the water damage, you may be forced to take a lower price or be forced to repair the damage before your home is ever sold. Potential buyers are less likely to purchase a home that has been the victim of water damage, no matter the cause.

• Structural. A leaky roof can cause extreme structural damage in your home. In some cases, people have ignored roof leaks and their roof has collapsed. Roof leaks can also cause damage into your walls and reach your floors. Left untreated, you could end up paying more than your home’s worth in repairs.

• Mold. Where there’s water, there’s mold, if it is left long enough. When you have wet floors and drywall, mold can set in quickly. Within 24 hours your walls and other structures could be growing mold. People with asthma and allergies can have a reaction quickly to this growing mold. There are studies that show that this mold can also cause problems even if you are completely healthy. Once mold sets into your house, it can be hard to get out.

Water can damage your home quickly. Therefore, you need to ensure that you fix any leaks that you might have and why you need to inspect your home frequently for any leaks. If you see any leaks or signs of water damage, you need to address the situation quickly for the sake of your health and your bank account.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Debris Commonly Found in Crawl Spaces



One of the last places you might think about maintaining in your home is your crawl space.



Most people tend to not worry about that area until something happens to make them worry about it. The truth is that you really should get it cleaned and addressed by a professional who does crawl space clean up.

Debris Found in Crawl Spaces

The most common debris found is cardboard and lumber that was left over from the construction of your home. This lumber and cardboard can attract rodents and insects. Insects like termites may be attracted and can lead to damage to your home. Another common find in crawl spaces in insulation. This insulation can be home to rodents and insects and help to increase the population. Both of these kinds of debris can lead to further problems.

Mold and Mildew

The debris found in your crawl space can lead to mold and mildew build up. In fact, many people start to find that they have an odor coming from their home and they cannot figure out where it is at. They may spend a fortune trying to treat the smell only to still have it going on. The mold and mildew can settle in because of moisture under your home or even leaky pipes.

This mold and mildew can put you and your family’s health at risk. For instance, mold in particular may bother allergies. If you have someone with asthma in your home, it could lead to a worsening of their symptoms. Studies have now shown that mold specifically black mold, can be very toxic to your health. There are many people that may have breathing problems from black mold.

Over time, mold can spread and if the moisture problem is ongoing, it could spread to other parts of your home. This is why getting your crawl space cleaned is so important.

What Happens During Cleaning?

You may think that you can go under and clean your crawl space yourself but the truth is that it is a job that should be done by a professional that knows what they are doing. Hiring a reputable company will help to ensure that you get the best experience and results.

During the cleaning, the company will clean out and remove all the debris. After that, insulation will be put inside your crawl space to help maintain the heat in your home and to help avoid any more issues. After that, a vapor barrier will be put in your crawl space making it no longer smell and no longer, a health issue.

If you haven’t already, you should look into getting your crawl space cleaned and repaired by a reputable company. This will help to alleviate any problems in the future and help to save you money.


Wednesday, April 25, 2018

What Increases the Need for Air Duct Cleaning?

Ductwork has a series of connected tubes which distribute heat or cooled air to other rooms throughout the home. And that's why we advise our customer to have the ductwork checked ever so often.





While customers may experience few air duct problems, there are certain things that can increase the need for air duct cleaning. Here are a few things that us know that our customer needs an air duct cleaning.

Mold
One of the first things we check for is mold. Mold can definitely increase the need for an air duct cleaning because it can lead to serious health and breathing problems. When we clean the air ducts, it will remove the moisture problem and make the environment much safer.

Rodent or Insects
Another thing that increases the need for air duct cleaning is the presence of rodents or insects. When we perform our inspections we will often notice the shells or husks that have been left behind from the insects. We may find small scratches or even droppings along the ducts. Our company ensures that air ducts are as clean as possible so that homeowners can avoid these types of infestations.

Dirt and Debris
Another problem that can increase the need for air duct cleaning is lots of dirt and debris. Our company will often notice that air ducts have accumulated a significant amount of dirt and debris over time which causes them to become clogged. These types of clogs can easily affect how efficiently the home conducts the airflow. This can also lead to a release of pollutants into the atmosphere. When we remove the dirt and debris, it can help to eliminate this problem.

Carbon Monoxide
Perhaps one of the most dangerous things that increase the need for air duct cleaning is the level of carbon dioxide. We often find that homeowners who have fuel burning stoves, furnaces or fireplaces are much more likely to feel the effects of carbon monoxide poisoning. Our company does everything within our power to combat this particular hazard by giving our clients' air ducts a thorough cleaning. In fact, Environmental Protection Agency strongly suggests that homeowners have their air ducts inspected, cleaned, or repaired before each heating season.

Conclusion
There are a lot of homeowners who do not understand the importance of having their air ducts cleaned. And unfortunately, this can cause a lot of problems in the long run. Not only can it cost a lot of money, but it can also have a huge impact on the health of the family. We provide air duct cleaning in hopes of eliminating these problems altogether. So get in contact with us to learn more about our air duct cleaning process and what we offer.


Monday, April 16, 2018

Commercial Cleaning Services We Offer


We offer several different commercial cleaning services. These services include air duct cleaning, attic and crawl space cleaning and water damage clean up. We strive to be the best commercial cleaning company possible and want you, the customer to be happy with what we do for you.

Finding the right company for your clean up needs can be difficult, but we are here to help! Here is some more information detailing how we do each cleaning service and how this service can benefit you.

Air Duct Cleaning

Over time, your air ducts will become full of dust and other debris. This can be spread to your products or whatever you are manufacturing. This could leave you with having to dust frequently or hiring a cleaning company more often. Your employees and yourself may experience allergies while your ducts are still dirty. When you hire us, we come in and give the ductwork a thorough cleaning. While we are there, we also inspect your duct work for any damage that might be present. 

Attic and Crawl Space Clean Up

Your commercial building’s crawl space and attic could be full of debris. Debris could be left over from construction or it could be things that have fell down overtime like insulation. If this debris comes into contact with moisture it could cause mold which can cause health problems and cause an odor in your commercial building. When we come in, we clean up both the attic and crawl space and can put a weather barrier as well as replace insulation. 

Water Damage

Dealing with water damage in your commercial building can be a nightmare and can cause you loss of business while you are cleaning up. The minute that you suspect water damage, give us a call and we will come out to inspect the damage. Once we inspect the damage and find out the extent, we will begin clean up and repairs. 
Do not try to correct the problem yourself. Many people have done that only to have the problem get much worse. Left untreated, mold can grow throughout your building which can cause breathing problems and allergic reactions. It is always best to let professionals clean up any water damage to ensure that mold does not grow. 

We offer a broad variety of cleaning solutions that will help your business function better and cleaner. Do not wait until your problem is worse. Call us today if we can help you!

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Which In-Home Plants Promote Clean Air?

Did you know that having plants in your home could improve the quality of your air? It's true and it can also make your place look nice at the same time. Some plants are better at this than others.



You also have to be careful if you have pets and children because some plants are toxic to them. This article is going to give you some ideas of safe plants that you can put in your house to not only make it look nice, but to also help you have cleaner air.

Money Plant
Not only do these help get rid of toxins, such as xylene, but it's also great for people with asthma and other lung conditions. These are great overall for air purification and quality.

Spider Plant
These do such a good job at purifying the air that they are regularly placed in homes that have just been painted because it takes the paint smell and chemicals out of the air. They are also great for apartments or houses that are located in cities with high pollution.

Boston Fern
Not only do Boston Ferns remove formaldehyde from the air, but it's been referred to as a natural humidifier. In addition, they are great for houses that are located in areas that have a lot of gasoline and pollution exposure. It really helps people with asthma and other breathing conditions to breath better. These are one of the best house plants in terms of air purification.

Moth Orchids
This is another plant that is great for purifying the air. They work well in apartments and houses that have a lot of exposure to pollution, smoke, and other types of fumes. You can also place them in newly painted homes because it will take out the paint smell and chemicals.

Areca Palm
Not only does this plant help get rid of xylene, it also gets rid of toluene. In addition, these are great for anyone that has asthma or just needs some kind of air purification.

These plants look nice and you don't have to worry because they aren't toxic to humans or animals! If you have any questions about any other plants or you aren't sure where to get them, give GreenPro Cleaning & Restoration a call. They'll be able to answer any questions you might have!

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

What is Causing my Crawl Space to be Odorous?


Resolving Crawl Space Odor

If you own a home you know it seems there are always a few mysteries that need solving when working home maintenance as the years go by. For people who have crawl spaces, there can be more than a few mysteries that seem a bit evasive to fix because crawl spaces are not as readily accessible as basements. Because of this, problems can occur that seem to be a bit of a mystery that you need to solve over the years.

One of the bigger concerns arises when an odor arises out of a crawl space in a home. Because the area is smaller and more difficult to get to, the issue on how to resolve can be troublesome. There are a few things that can cause an odor in a crawl space. No matter what the problem is it should be dealt with quickly so that the problem does not worsen. The three primary concerns for a crawl space odor are:

Standing Water And Contaminants

If the crawl space area has a seeping water problem, whether it is because of cracked pipes, seeping water from underground or extensive rain, water can grow mildew and standing water often grows bacteria which can be very unhealthy. The fumes from this can permeate to the main portion of the house and should be taken care of so Mold does not begin to grow into the main portion of the house through floor boards and walls. This should be cleaned thoroughly and the water seepage location should be sealed off and repaired.

Propane Or Natural Gas

If there is a sulfur smell or chemical smell, this is a sign that your Natural Gas or Propane Gas has a leak in a piping system and this should be taken care of immediately. Natural gas is a hazard and can cause fire, explosion, toxic air and death. Because of this, if your home uses Propane or Natural Gas that is piped in through your crawl space area, you should open windows and doors to let fresh air into the home right away. Then you should contact a technician immediately and turn off your Propane or Natural gas source.

Wild Animals

One of the more common problems for property owners with a crawl space is an animal that gets trapped in the space. These animals can be alive or dead and can cause a bit of an odor problem either way. Animal feces and certain wild animals can cause an odor situation in the home. The first concern is getting the animal removed by a wildlife professional. Once this is done, it is advisable to get a cleaning company to come in and clean the area of any remaining odor causing problems. The area should be resealed properly to make sure no more animals enter the crawl space.

Having a crawl space with odors from animals or from water seepage can be difficult but rest assured that our professionals at Go Green Pro Cleaning can help you restore your crawl space back to a safe clean environment. For more information go to 
Go Green Pro Cleaners to learn more.


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
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.

Mattresses
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

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 info@gogreenprocleaning.com

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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

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. 

Humidity

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. 

Gutters

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
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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.