Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Getting Rid of Carpet Odor Post Water Damage

When your carpets get damaged by a flood or leaking pipes in the home, you worry your flooring is at a loss. Carpets are difficult to clean because the fibers in the carpet — carpet is often made of wool, nylon, olefin, polyester, cotton, or blends — can be damaged with traditional household cleaners.

Carpeting is also a challenge to clean because of the padding underneath the flooring surface. When moisture gets underneath carpeting and into the padding, the risk for mold, mildew, and carpet odors increases. Here are ways the professionals at GreenPro Cleaning will restore your carpet to new condition again.

Quality Steam Cleaning 

One of the best ways to remove odors from carpet is to use a steam cleaning approach. With GreenPro Cleaning, you gain access to commercial and high-quality grade cleaning machines that remove deep-set odors from all types and styles of carpet.

Professional Cleaning 

Never attempt to remove carpet stains and odors from your water damaged floor on your own. The reason for this is simple: water can contain chemicals or pollutants that are dangerous if touched or accidentally ingested. If your home's water damage is a result of a leaking sewer system or standing flood waters, you need to call a carpet cleaning restoration specialist right away.

To avoid contaminating your home and other surfaces, or making your carpets worse, hire a cleaning professional that specializes in flood damage restoration. The right cleaning specialist will inspect your carpets after cleaning them to ensure all moisture-related damage is gone.

It's wise to have your carpets professionally cleaned a few times a year, or as instructed by your cleaning specialist. The professional experts in the carpet at GreenPro Cleaning will restore your carpets to like-new condition and make them safe to walk on again. Make an appointment for carpet cleaning as soon as you notice water damage in your home.

Common Causes of Water Leaks

Imagine sitting in your living room or playing a game on a mobile device and all of a sudden you notice a stain on your ceiling or wall. This means you have a serious problem such as a water leak. Water leaks cause tremendous damage that is expensive to fix if you don't catch it in time. 

There can be many reasons as to why water unexpectedly drips from the ceiling or comes through your baseboards. They can happen either in the kitchen, bathroom or even a basement, either way, there are many causes of water leaks that are ultimately very destructive. Here are some common causes of water leaks to consider: 

Broken seals 

When your appliances were installed it was the contractor who put the seals around all of your water connectors. However, over a period of time or even years, your appliances tend to break or wear down. It's more than likely you have a broken seal that needs replacement when you see poodles. GreenPro Cleaning can assist you with these issues. 

Clogged lines 

A clogged drain can always be an inconvenience. However, when you experience a clogged drain they have a tendency to burst pipes or simply overflow. Best thing to do is keep your gutters and HVAC systems clean to avoid any clogs down the road. 


Plumbing systems collect rust and can have corrosion that eats away at your pipes. You probably will notice discoloration and warping around your pipes indicating there's damage. 

What Not To Do 

If you believe that you have water damage in your home or even in your building consider these steps of action as per GreenPro Cleaning suggestions. 

Call a certified technician that understands water damage 

Never touch damaged or wet items with open hands 

Avoid breathing in odorous or damp air. 

Call at trained expert who can deal with your water damage right away and catch it in the early stages. Act now and stop water damage from destroying your home. GreenPro Cleaning & Restoration has technicians available to conduct on-site inspections or you can call directly.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Why Do Homes Have Crawl Spaces?

Purpose of Crawl Spaces

We live in a city that was built on a swamp, therefore, most of the houses don't have basements. Most of the homes have crawl spaces instead. The purpose of the crawl space it to allow air circulation throughout the home as well as access to electrical and plumbing ducts for necessary repairs.

Over time, moisture can build up in the crawl space and cause odor. All crawl spaces need to be cleaned and maintained. GreenPro Cleaning offers a variety of services which also includes crawl space cleaning. If you start to notice a musty odor and despite your home is clean, you may need to have the crawl space cleaned. We needed to get ours cleaned and it made a world of difference.

During heavy rains, moisture can build up in the crawl space as it did ours. Most people don't think about having space cleaned that they don't use, but this couldn't be further from the truth. At some point, every space in your home whether it's a room that you use on a daily basis or a room or space that you may have never seen, all parts of the home will need maintenance and cleaning.

GreenPro Cleaning can remove the moisture. unpleasant odors, bugs, debris and water that can be in your crawl space. I personally didn't want to go in my crawl space and I find them kind of scary so I will leave that to the professionals who know exactly what they are looking for and solve the problem.

If you have noticed the air quality in your home is not what it used to be, I suggest that you give GreenPro Cleaning a call. They will come out and let you know exactly what is going on and let you know what they need to do to correct it.

Friday, September 7, 2018

Why Do My Wooden Floors Warp from Water Damage?

Sometimes, during periods of inclement weather, you may have seen some situations where water damage may have occurred to your wooden floors.

Perhaps it is from a leak in the roof, maybe it is as a result of flooding, or even a window or door left open for an extended period of time. Either way, we here at GreenPro Cleaning can remedy your home's wooden floor damage issues.

If you are seeing water damage to your wooden floors, there are a couple of steps you should take in order to ensure your own safety. First of all, water damaged wood contains a plethora of bacteria and touching it can only cause you to get sick. Don't touch the water damaged areas.

Secondly, if there is extensive water damage in a room, you should seal the room and not go in there. Breathing the fumes from water damaged areas can cause you to get sick as well. So don't breathe the air and get out of the water damaged room. Most importantly, you should call a professional cleaning service. GreenPro Cleaning can assist with all types of water damage cleaning and restoration.

Water damage to wood is generally caused by moisture buildup due to faulty sealing within or around the house. Other times, water may seep up beneath concrete slabs beneath floors and cause damage over a longer period of time. If you smell something in the air, but can't see the water damage, it may be a good time to get a home inspection.

Our inspections are a comprehensive check on the quality of all walls, floors, ceilings, carpets, and wood flooring. We have the expertise to know where the leak is coming from in your house and tell you exactly what to do.

Many victims of flooding need an allover deep cleaning of their house in order to get it back into shape. This is a common issue we have helped many satisfied clients with over the years.

Getting your home free from harmful water damage is our top priority, so consider a professional cleaning service. GreenPro Cleaning is offering professionalism along with a hassle-free service ever time. Contact us today!