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Monday, September 14, 2020

Is Your Home Ready For Winter Weather?

 


We know it feels like winter is worlds away, especially when fall has yet to come, but it can be truly helpful to you and your home to be ready and ahead of this cold season. The mild weather that comes with fall might put your home at a lower risk for issues, but cold weather can come in swiftly and without warning. It’s vital to be prepared. So when the temperature drops and those rigid storms begin, you won't be caught off guard if you follow these tips:

Check Your Heating

One of the most important parts of preparing your home for winter is making sure your heating systems are working properly. It’s recommended that you get this system checked and cleaned out at least once a year, this way you’ll be able to identify any smaller issues so that they don't become major and leave you with an unplanned breakdown.

Install Insulation

Is your attic insulated? If not, now's the time to do so. This helps to keep the cold air out and your warm air in. If you already have current insulation It’s the kind of project you want to get started on now, so that you won’t have to worry about it in the future. Also, if you already have current insulation, it’s important to get it evaluated before winter comes. This way, you know whether or not it’s ready to keep you warm.

Avoid Water Damage

Water damage is more common in spring and summer, but not entirely avoidable in winter. With heavy amounts of snow possible in the near future, it’s no surprise that your home could face some kind of water damage even during colder seasons. That is, if you don’t prepare for it ahead of time. Make sure you check weak spots in structures such as walls, floors, and/or ceiling surfaces. Contact a certified water damage repair expert if you suspect a problem.


Getting your home ready for winter weather is a time consuming task, and it is often best to bring in some professionals to help. Contact GreenPro Cleaning and Restoration to take care of your ducts, attics, crawl spaces, and water damage.

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

How Living Near a Railroad Affects Your Home's Air Quality


Trains rolling through often and making tons of noises can be the least of your worries if you live near a railroad. Every time a train passes down the tracks, they also kick up a bunch of dirt and debris into the air. Where does it go from there? Into your home. Here’s what you need to know about your home’s air quality if you live nearby train tracks. 

Increased Dust and Debris

Trains come through at high speeds and when they do, the impact on the tracks causes any dirt or debris sitting on them to be flung up into the air. Any time you open the windows or doors in your home, those particles can find their way in. Often, this leads to an increase in dust. For those who have poor ventilation systems, allergy symptoms could worsen.

Marks On Ceiling

Have you noticed that there are lines on your ceilings and walls? Actually, they’re not just any random lines, they are the interior skeleton of your home being shown. This is because of the dirt building up between your walls and roof, causing marks to appear all over your home. Not only will you have to plan for a few paint jobs to fix this, but it also means that the strong buildup of dust and contaminants between your walls will greatly affect your home’s air quality.

Attic and Crawlspace Issues

The dust that comes into your home easily now can also make its way into your crawl spaces and attic, which almost guarantees air quality issues. No matter what, debris and dirt will buildup in these areas to begin with. However, with increased dust flow due to the train rolling by, you may have to schedule a few good cleanings throughout the year in these areas.


Taking care of your home when you live near a railroad can be a time consuming task, and it is often best to bring in some professionals to help. Keep up with your routine cleaning and get your home checked annually or routinely. Contact GreenPro Cleaning and Restoration to take care of your ducts, attics, crawlspaces, and water damage.

 


Thursday, September 3, 2020

4 Signs Your Attic Is Too Crowded

 


Sometimes our lives are so busy that it’s so much easier to just throw our unused household items up in the attic, close the door, and forget about it. But, there’s only so long you can go before everything piles up and becomes too crowded. Not sure if your attic fits into this category? Well, we’ll let you know below.

1. You Can’t See The Floor

This is an issue in any room of your home. Once the floor is no longer visible, you have entered top tier hoarder mode. It can be hard to find proper storage elsewhere, but you can’t keep piling everything up in the attic-- especially if you can no longer see the floor or walk up there. 

2. Strange Odors

If you notice some weird smells coming from up in your attic, you could be dealing with an overcrowded health issue. All your items and supplies up there are subject to extreme temperature changes during every season, and the smell could be a direct result of moisture build-up. You could have mold growing up there! 

3. It’s Critter Central

There’s nothing bugs and other creepy critters love more than clutter. Not only that, but the mess can make it ten times harder to actually deal with the infestation! The reality is that you would have to do some major cleaning before you can even hire someone to deal with any creepy crawlers. 

4. Lack Of Ventilation

Your attic needs room to breathe in order to be properly ventilated. In warmer months, it’s important for keeping your home energy efficient. In cooler months, it helps get rid of moisture and keep the warm air in. However, with little to no room for ventilation, your vents won’t be able to do the jobs they were meant to do.

At GreenPro Cleaning and Restoration, we can help you with attic cleaning, insulation, and protection after it is decluttered. If you suspect that there may be a problem in your home or building, call us to schedule your indoor evaluation at 631-940-8100.



Friday, August 21, 2020

What To Do If You Suspect You Have Water Damage

 


Water damage inside your home or building can happen even when you don’t even realize. However, if you’re lucky enough to catch the damage early on, before more extensive damage occurs, you can protect yourself from a pretty costly situation. If you suspect that you might have water damage, here are some of the most important steps you need to take: 

Do Not Touch!

It’s important that if you see a spot with suspected water damage that you do not touch it with your bare hands. These areas may be unsound and could fall apart easily, which creates a potential health hazard for homeowners. Only professionals should have a go at these kinds of spots.

Keep a Safe Distance

Do not breathe in damp or odorous air since there is a high risk that mold or mildew has formed. Mold and mildew love to grow in damp areas, especially ones suffering from water damage. This is another reason why a professional should be called right away, to ensure the safety of you and your family.

Call a Professional

It’s important that you contact a certified water damage repair expert if you suspect a problem, for all the reasons that you saw above. When it comes to water damage, a visual survey and test will be done to determine whether or not there is water damage. If water damage is a problem in your home or office, professionals will clean up the damaged area and eliminate the sources of moisture.

Water Damage Evaluation in Suffolk County

At GreenPro Cleaning & Restoration, we test for water damage at a reasonable rate. If you suspect that there may be a problem in the home or building, call us to schedule your indoor evaluation at 631-940-8100.

Friday, August 14, 2020

Why It's Important For You to Go Green

 


Change often starts with the individual, and from the individual comes an entire community and then so on and so forth. In order to start making a positive impact on our environment, it’s important to start taking some first steps into a green life. There are so many benefits to going green, and here are a few examples. 

Better For Your Health

When you go green, whether it's by conscientiously buying environmentally friendly products or foods, you are in turn helping your health. You are keeping your body away from products that are toxic and helping to ease environmental pollution gives you a healthier environment. You’ll start to notice that you are feeling better than before.

Looking Ahead

It’s important to preserve this Earth for newer generations to come. What you do here and now makes all the difference in not only your future, but their future as well. It’s important to fight for and protect the planet we have now so that they can experience things as we did.

Productivity and Motivation

From starting your own garden to taking it upon yourself to have recyclable bins for each product, these little changes will have a big impact on your productivity and motivation. It helps drive you to new passions and helps your productivity both at home and at work. You’ll feel a part of a bigger picture.

It’s Easier Than You Think

There have been a lot of changes in recent years that push for more environmentally friendly services. You’ll have plenty of green energy products to choose from, from food to home services. It’s little changes like this that go a long way.

Eco-Friendly Duct Cleaning

At GreenPro Cleaning & Restoration, all of our products are bio-safe, and all of our methods are bio-friendly. We do not use any toxic chemicals, and our cleaning systems produce superior results for better indoor air quality and healthier living conditions.

Thursday, August 6, 2020

4 Ways Summer Affects Your Air Quality

 

Though fall and spring are commonly known as the heavier allergy and asthma sufferer seasons, summer can still bring on symptoms and issues-- especially when extreme heat kicks in. It’s important to make sure you are aware of how summer can affect your health by affecting your air quality.

1. Increased Humidity

When it comes to excess humidity in summer, moisture can build up in areas if you're not careful, and if not treated, mold and mildew can begin to grow. This will lead to a decrease in your air quality, and could be harmful to your health, especially if you already live with respiratory issues.

2. Too Much Moisture Leads To Dust Mites

Not only will an increase in humidity bring mold, it can also bring bacteria that forms dust mites. Dust mites are a common allergy inducer, and will also increase your need to clean. Not to mention, they lower your air quality too.

3. Sun Radiation

It might seem strange, but the sun can also create unsafe air conditions. The sun is its brightest and hottest during summer, so it causes ozone levels to spike closer to the ground. The lower part is where we reside, causing an increase in allergy and asthma related symptoms.

4. Pets

Sometimes no amount of cleaning around the house can prevent your pet’s hair from building up in every corner and crevasse, especially when they are losing all of it in summer. But did you know that their fur can actually get into your air ducts and lower your air quality? Dust and debris can fill the surface of the hair and clog your air filters.


Taking care of your home during the extreme summer weather is a time consuming task, and it is often best to bring in some professionals to help. Keep up with your routine cleaning and get your HVAC system and air ducts checked annually or routinely. Contact GreenPro Cleaning and Restoration to take care of your ducts, attics, crawl spaces, and water damage.

Friday, July 31, 2020

How Can Your Business Benefit From a Duct Cleaning?



When you think about it, your HVAC system is one of the most important parts of your business. It helps keep your customers and clients satisfied during every season. And to ensure you do just that, it’s recommended that you get your ducts cleaned often, especially if you want to keep the air that is regulating throughout the building clean. Here are a few reasons to consider a duct cleaning today:


Helps Make Cleaning Easier 

A good amount of dust and dirt can build-up within your duct system, so when air is flowing through your business, it carries the debris with it. A good duct cleaning will help reduce the amount of dust and dirt filtering into rooms. The less dust in the air, the less need to clean!

Reduces Allergy Symptoms 

Not only can dust and debris make cleaning difficult, it can also cause some customers or employees’ allergies or asthma symptoms to act up. For the health of those entering your business, a cleaning is your best option. 


Eliminates Strange Odors

Sometimes our HVAC systems have been running for years, and with enough grime, cobwebs, and dirt you can get some strange smells around the building. This can be bad for business and should be taken care of as soon as possible. A cleaning with antimicrobial treatments will keep everything as clean and fresh as possible. 


Gets Rid of Bugs and Rodents

It can be a nightmare to think that some critters are living in your ducts, but they can often find their way even into the smallest of places. These little guys can cause diseases and create an unsafe environment, so check and get them removed and then schedule your cleaning, to help keep them out and away from your business. 


Schedule Your Air Duct Cleaning Today 

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 business’ indoor air quality today!

Friday, July 24, 2020

Creative Attic Renovation Ideas


For many the attic can be the most overlooked part of the home. However, depending on the size of your attic, you could be wasting some much usable space. Don’t let your attic get dusty and lonely all year long, here are a few ways you can get the most out of your attic: 

Turn it Into a Bedroom

Depending on how accessible your attic is, you may be able to consider converting it into a bedroom. It could be for guests or for you, but either way you can make use of this not as used space. Make sure you add insulation, sturdy flooring, and lights. This way, it can be the perfect room all year round.


Movie Theater Fun

Another fun idea for your attic could be to turn it into your very own movie theater! Most people put these in their basements, but utilizing your attic this way could be so much more fun. You’ll have to do the same as you would with a bedroom; add flooring, insulation, and lighting-- and then add some seats and a big screen! 


New Office Space

Working from home can be hard if you have no place to get into the zone. Consider renovating your old attic into a shiny new office space. This way, you will be far from any potential distractions while trying to work. Consider painting the room a lighter color, to boost your mood and keep you motivated while you work! 



At GreenPro Cleaning and Restoration, we can help you with attic insulation and protection for your new project. If you suspect that there may be a problem in your home or building, call us to schedule your indoor evaluation at 631-940-8100. 



Tuesday, July 7, 2020

3 Ways Your Attic Affects Your Home Cooling


You probably know that heat rises, so much of the hot air entering your home goes right up into your attic. Even if you have your air conditioners going, it tends to be warmer up there than down in your house. Know that your home’s overall cooling this season can be affected by your attic in many ways. Here are a few things to keep in mind to ensure your home is as cool as can be:


Ventilation

Without proper ventilation, your attic won’t be able to properly breathe. With the intense heat, it can get extremely hot up there some days. Hot air gets into your attic through thermal energy, when enough heat is pressing down on your roof. Therefore, ventilation is important for air flow, so that no hot air seeps into the rest of your home and creates a need to raise your air conditioning, costing you more.


Insulation

It’s important to keep your cool air inside your home, which is what your insulation is made for. Without it, cold air can leak outside and cause heat to build up inside. If you have not added insulation to your attic, consider doing so as soon as possible in order to protect your home from the heat!


Roof Color

It’s well known that darker colors tend to attract the sun’s rays more, so sometimes it’s as simple as changing the color of your roof in order to cool down your attic and home. Lighter colors won’t take in as much heat, keeping your attic from overheating.


At GreenPro Cleaning and Restoration, we can help you get your attic prepared for the intense heat of summer. If you suspect that there may be a problem in the home or building, call us to schedule your indoor evaluation at 631-940-8100.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

How To Prevent Home Water Damage in the Summer


Technically, you could experience water damage in your home all year long. However, when it comes to summer, there are certain weather conditions that could increase the chances of it occurring. It’s important to note that not all damage can come from outdoors. When it comes to water damage from outdoor sources, the natural elements are often to blame. And while you can’t control the weather, you can still take preventative measures to make sure your home is safe and water damage free this season:


Summer Storms:

Causes: Some of the thunder storms that roll through in summer are extreme. Your gutters can overflow easily due to heavy rainfall, and any vulnerable spots in your roof become open invitations for the water to get inside your home. This water enters into your foundation and roofing, causing all kinds of water damage throughout your home and structure.


How to prevent this: Make sure you have your home inspected before big storms roll in this season. It only takes a few simple steps to check your roofing and gutters, so that you know they are ready to take on the rain storms. Double checking these spots can help you in the long run.



Air Conditioning:

Causes: Air conditioners, while working on cooling your home all day long, collect water vapor into the condensate drip pan. This is how your A/C stays running and cold all day long, but if the drip pan becomes clogged or full, then the water can start to leak from the bottom and sides, leading to long term damage.


How to prevent this: If you notice any kind of leaking around your air conditioner, you should call a technician right away. They can help you troubleshoot the condensate drip pan and get it unclogged or cleaned out.


Water Damage Evaluation in Suffolk Count

At GreenPro Cleaning & Restoration, we test for water damage at a reasonable rate. If you suspect that there may be a problem in the home or building, call us to schedule your indoor evaluation at 631-940-8100.

Thursday, June 25, 2020

4 Critters That Might Be Hiding in Your Crawlspaces


Rodents and bugs and animals, oh my! Underneath the deepest parts of your crawlspace you could have some very unwanted company. Many of these critters create homes for themselves underneath here, many that could eventually make their way into your home. But, what exactly could be living in your crawlspace?


1. Mice and Rats

These little rodents love making homes in places that are dark and small, so your crawlspace is often the perfect spot. If they go unnoticed, in time, they might make their way into your home through your pipes.


2. Spiders

Are spiders a current occurrence in your home? Your crawlspace could be to blame. These little critters not only multiply rather quickly, but they can often go unnoticed before it becomes an even bigger infestation.


3. Possums

These little guys may not seem like much of a threat, but they carry many different kinds of dangerous diseases with them. Since they like to set up home in damp, dark areas, your crawlspace is the perfect set up. It’s important to stay away from one if you see it, since they are known to bite or scratch at people.


4. Raccoons

Since it’s an area that offers much protection, raccoons might opt to hang out under your crawlspace from time to time. These little animals tend to cause more harm than you realize, since they like to tear at your insulation.



What Do I Do Now?

Don’t let these critters make themselves comfortable! If your crawlspace is overrun with bugs and rodents, contact GreenPro Cleaning and Restoration. We can help you get your crawlspace in tip-top shape in no time.

Friday, June 19, 2020

Why You Should Upgrade Your Window Units to a Central Air Conditioning System



Dealing with manually putting in your air conditioning units year-after-year can become very tedious. Not only will an upgrade to central air make cooling your home easier, it will also help ease the physical labors that come every summer with individual units. Here is why you should upgrade now and become worry free later. 

Helps Your Cooling Needs

Central air conditioning is designed to fit your needs. Whereas, to cool a whole home with window units, you might need to use several in many different rooms. Cooling will be more even and more controlled through a thermostat. 

Quieter Days

Window units tend to be loud and make themselves known in any room you install them. With central air, you will hardly notice when it’s on or off. This can make all the difference for those who are light sleepers! 

Convenience

When it comes to window units, each individual system must be adjusted and cleaned often. If you were to upgrade to central air conditioning, your home would receive the perfect amount of cooling it needs, each room being accounted for. Not to mention, they will block the sunlight on nice summer days!

Less Mechanical Issues

With any air conditioner, it can be prone to blocked filters or clogged drain lines. However, window units are actually more vulnerable to these factors since they are less protected. Being right in your window at all times means they’re more susceptible to outside debris and more prone to breakdowns.


Deciding whether or not to switch over to central air conditioning can be a difficult task, and it is often best to bring in some professionals to help. Contact GreenPro Cleaning and Restoration to take care of your ducts, attics, crawl spaces, and water damage.

Friday, June 12, 2020

Is Your Home Ready For Summer Weather?



Every new season brings new challenges and changes for your home. And with summer just around the corner, now is the perfect time to start preparing for the warmer weather ahead! Here are some things you’ll want to add to your chores list:

Clean Your Windows

It’s a good idea to let some sun in this summer and give your windows a good washing before the change in seasons. You can even take this time to make sure your windows are well sealed and weather proofed-- to prevent water leaking in from summer storms. 

Inspect Summer Tools

The last thing you need to deal with is realizing your lawn mower or brush cutter aren’t working properly! You want to make sure your summer tools are all cleaned and functioning as they should be. The sooner you get this done, the sooner your summer chores can be completed. 

Check Your Attic

When’s the last time you entered your attic? If you’re not sure of the answer, chances are it’s time to give it a good inspection. You never know if you’re facing some kind of critter infestation or water leakage! Check your attic for any signs of damage or nesting and call a professional to help clean everything up before summer starts.

Air Duct Cleaning

You need your HVAC system as the days get warmer, but it’s important to check if it needs a cleaning first. Use a screwdriver to remove a floor or wall register and look to see if there is any visible dust, debris, or dirt build up. Once this is found, it’s time to call a professional! 



Getting your home ready for summer weather is a time consuming task, and it is often best to bring in some professionals to help. Contact GreenPro Cleaning and Restoration to take care of your ducts, attics, crawl spaces, and water damage.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Common Causes of Strange Home Odors


Do you find that no matter how many candles and essential oils you add, your house still smells a bit odd? Household odors can come from many different places and almost seem like they appeared out of nowhere. Unfortunately, your home holds many areas that could produce some strange orders, but the key is to understand the cause of these odd smells so you can fix and prevent the issue. Here is what you need to keep your eyes, or nose, on.


Pets

The most common problem that you may be facing is that of your own furry friend! When pet fur falls out throughout your home, bacteria can find its way onto the strands and grow. This is what usually causes strange smells for animal owners. It’s important to wash your pets often and vacuum underneath couches and beds to reduce your chance of your home smelling like the pound.


Wet Clothes

Even if you don’t put your wet clothes in the hamper, leaving your clothing bin in your bathroom will create the perfect environment for moisture to build up. You can keep your hamper in a more dry room, such as your bedroom, so that bacteria can’t grow on your clothes.


Water Damage

There are so many spots throughout your home that could be subject to water damage. Mold and mildew can build up in these spots and cause some gross odors to emerge. It’s important to keep in mind that you should not be breathing in damp or odorous air. If you suspect you have water damage, get it fixed by a professional immediately.


Dirty Attic & Crawlspace

Any odors coming from your attic or crawlspace could mean a variety of different issues. From bugs to damp air, if these areas have not been cleaned in a while a smell will most likely pop up.


Schedule Routine Attic and Crawl Space Cleanings

Is the source of your order coming from an attic or crawl space? A routine cleaning could do the trick!

GreenPro Cleaning & Restoration treats the odors with an EPA Registered, Non-Toxic, Chemical-Free, Botanical Fungistat/ Disinfectant that kills 99.99% of harmful odor causing bacteria. Contact GreenPro Cleaning and Restoration to take care of your ducts, attics, crawl spaces, and water damage.

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Deep Clean Your Kitchen For Mold Prevention



Mold is not only a pesky problem, but it is also a potentially dangerous one. It’s essential to avoid mold build-up, especially in your kitchen. Unfortunately, your mold is usually more prone to mold or mildew because of how much moisture and humidity it faces daily. Start giving your kitchen some much needed deep cleans and prevent the mold from becoming a recurring issue:

Most Common Areas

There are spots in your kitchen that will have more mold growth than others. Here are some appliances and areas to keep an eye on:
  • Dishwasher: There is a lot of increased humidity that comes with running your dishwasher. Check areas where steam is released or where you could have potential water damage.
  • Under sinks: Pipes and plumbing are very vulnerable to mold and mildew because of their moisture content and humidity.
  • Around windows: Poor sealing could cause water to leak in through your windows, which could eventually lead to mold growth.
  • The fridge: Even if your refrigerator is at the coldest temperature allowed, old food plus moisture can lead to the perfect breeding ground for mold.

How to Prevent Mold

It’s essential to make sure your pipes are functioning correctly, your windows are sealed and weatherproofed, and that your kitchen is well insulated and ventilated. Even with all these factors are taken care of, a deep clean could still be needed for difficult spots. You can clean these areas with baking soda, vinegar, or hydrogen peroxide. Just transfer them into spray bottles and give the space a good scrub! However, if you are dealing with black mold, then a professional should be called to inspect and clean the area.

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, 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.

Furniture

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!

Monday, March 16, 2020

How Often Do My Ducts Need Cleaning


How Often Do My Ducts Need Cleaning?
Be honest, when was the last time you cleaned your air ducts? Your indoor air quality relies heavily on how clear your vents are. By knowing the below signs and paying attention to your routine cleanings, you can improve your system's performance:

Watch For Signs Of Poor Quality

Beyond cold spots, and a strange odor, there a few reasons you might want to schedule an air duct cleaning.

Do Any Of These Factors Affect Your Home?

There is usually a reason the signs above start to happen within your vents! Use this checklist to see if any of these factors are affecting your air quality:

Pets: Our fluffy friends are adorable and lovable, but there dander and hair can lead to poor air quality when air vents aren't easily cleaned. 
Recently finished house project: Leftover building dust and debris can still linger in your home's vents. It's best to schedule a cleaning once all construction is done.

Someone in the household has allergies: If someone within your home is affected by allergies and asthma, being diligent about your air quality can help relieve symptoms.

When and How Often You Should Clean Your Ducts?

Every three to five years is normal, but all of these factors and signs mean that you might need a cleaning more often than you realized.

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, February 27, 2020

Allergen Prep Guide For 2020





With nicer weather on the way, what better time than now to prepare your house for the allergy season to come. Pollen and other factors can make the transition of seasons rough for allergy sufferers. Dust, dander, outdoor elements can be tracked in, lowering your air quality. However, by following this guide, you can ensure you reduce your chance of allergies all season long:

Clean and Vacuum Often
Spring can bring an increase in shedding and dust. The best way to combat them in your home is to stick to a cleaning list. De-cluttering your house can help reduce the chance of dust from collecting, too. For pet owners, you might want to invest in a heavy-duty vacuum, one that has a strong filter to capture their dust and dander.

Wash Your Sheets
Another common area for dust and dirt to hide is your sheets. Weekly washings are typically recommended to help catch allergens and reduce symptoms.

Don’t Leave Windows Open
The spring breeze may feel refreshing, but that extra gust gives pollen the perfect opportunity to sneak into your home. Try to limit how long you let the air in during the day and keep an eye out for high pollen days.

Replace Old Air Filters
Your HVAC air filters are what filters out allergens from the air. If not regularly changed or cleaned, they can become less effective, ultimately lowering your air quality. It will no longer be able to filter out the dust and debris like it once should, and those particles will now be pushed through your home. The same can go for your air ducts, and now is the perfect time to schedule a cleaning.

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!

Monday, February 24, 2020

Water Damage Signs To Look Out For

Water damage can lead to some serious home issues, mainly if you don't spot the signs early on. When ignored, water damage can spread and lead to mold growth. When water damage is present, you’ll always want to trust a professional to assess and clean up the issue at hand. If you suspect you might have water damage in your home, here are the common signs to look for: 

Spots on Your Walls and Ceiling

Notice any strange dark spots and stains along with your ceiling and walls? This is often the first sign of water damage. Typically caused by pipe leaks or an overflowing gutter, it's essential to get this taken care of as soon as possible.


Shifting in Your Floor Boards

If you notice your floorboards are beginning to shift under your feet, water damage could be the cause. This kind of warping tends to happen when there is too much moisture underneath the tile or wood. Check the area; there’s usually a definite source.


Puddles Around Your Fixtures

If you notice water pooling around your faucet, toilet, or other areas, you've got a leak on your hands. Check around the fixtures for wet spots to try and identify the source of the problem. Either way, you'll want to fix the issue before it damages the flooring around it. 


A Sudden New Home Odors

Noticing a sudden dewy and musty smell in your home? This is often the sent that follows mold growth. When leaks go ignored, and moisture is left for too long, mold can spread. If mold is present, it's essential to have a professional clean it, as it could be a health hazard. If you are noticing that the smell is more prominent when you turn your heating or air conditioning on, the problem could be moisture and mold growth within your air ducts. 


The Sound of Running Water 

If you notice the sound of running water while nothing is on, you may have a pipe leak or burst. It can range from a slight dripping noise or louder running sound. Both point to a problem. This can lead to mold build-up and structure damage. 

Some signs of water damage aren’t always easy to find so that you can turn to us! Here At GreenPro Cleaning & Restoration, we test for water damage at a reasonable rate. If you suspect that there may be a problem in the home or building, call us to schedule your indoor evaluation at 631-940-8100. 

Friday, January 17, 2020

Top 5 Causes of Water Damage


Common Reasons for Water Damage


Whether a pipe has burst behind your walls or you have a leaky faucet, it’s important that you know and recognize the signs pointing to potential water damage to prevent further issues. 

There are many reasons why water damage can occur; here are five of the most common reasons for water damage to occur within the home.

1. Burst Pipes
Water pipes that become leaky, or even burst, are the most common culprit for water damage. Pipes can leak or burst when there are changes in water temperature or water pressure within the pipes. Bursts and leaks can also be caused by the natural deterioration of the pipe itself. If a pipe does burst in your home, it’s essential to have any water damage you experience assessed by a professional.

2. Leaky Roof
An old roof that hasn’t been maintained or has undergone serious damage during a storm can be a cause of water damage. Due to the roof being saturated by water, excess water can collect and leak through ceilings, which eventually can cause the ceiling to sag and corrode. Deterioration of the ceilings due to water damage, can also lead to poor indoor air quality and health concerns, especially for those with allergies.

3. Overflowing Toilets
Sometimes, bursts or leaks in piping can cause water damage, but some backups and clogs in the piping can cause toilets to simply overflow. Overflowing can cause water damage to flooring aesthetics and, eventually, the foundation of the bathroom floorboards.

4. Closed in Areas
Isolated areas of a home or building, such as an attic or basement, often do not have proper ventilation and can be a cause of water damage. If pipes burst in an area that has no airflow, the affected area is more susceptible to grow mold, which not only can destroy a home’s structure, but can also decrease indoor air quality.

5. Rain Gutters Stop Draining
If rain gutters become backed up with leaves and other debris, they can cause water to flow beyond the gutter, ultimately damage to the exterior of your home. Regular cleaning and maintenance of rain gutters can ensure that dirty water is able to run off of your home. 

Water Damage Evaluation in Suffolk County

At GreenPro Cleaning & Restoration, we test for water damage at a reasonable rate. If you suspect that there may be a problem in the home or building, call us to schedule your indoor evaluation at 631-940-8100. 

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

How Dirty Air Ducts Can Impact Your Health


Dirty Air Ducts May be Getting You Sick


Air ducts are not visible in our homes—so cleaning them is something we rarely do. We never think about cleaning them until we see dust accumulate around the air vents. However, what you don't see can definitely hurt you. Read on to learn about the health concerns associated with dirty air ducts.

The Health Effects of Dirty Air Ducts

The dust you see accumulating around the air vents circulates through the air you breathe. Taking in mold, toxins, pet dander, and dead skin cells can negatively impact the indoor air quality of our home—and your health.

If you have asthma or bronchitis, dirty ducts can be torturous. Changing the air filters of your home can help; however, if you have dirty ducts, changing the air filter is like putting a band-aid on a deep cut. Having a clean HVAC system is imperative. GreenPro Cleaning & Restoration can get to the source of the problem. They won't just provide you with treatment; they will get you cured of your dirty ducts.

Contaminants Commonly Found in Your Air Ducts

Did you ever think you would have rodent feces in your home? What would you do if you saw it lying on the floor of your kitchen or worse, on the counters? What about fungi, mold, and mildew? Hopefully, you would clean it immediately. 

Dirty ducts contain these contaminants, and we breathe them in when our air ducts are dirty. You should treat your ducts the same way you treat your kitchen floors and counters. Keeping them clean is imperative to maintaining good indoor air quality.

Breathing dirty air can impact your health in serious ways. Some ways poor air quality can affect your health include mild coughing, sneezing, sinus infections, and chronic coughs. It can give you flu-like symptoms. This could include a runny nose, fever, and sore throat. If you're constantly breathing in dirty air, you can medicate yourself with cough medicines or even treat yourself for the flu. 

Until you clean the dirty air ducts, you will continue to have the same symptoms. There are other serious health effects of dirty ducts. Shortness of breath, asthma attacks, and skin infections are also common. Poor air quality can also exacerbate any pre-existing conditions you may have.

HVAC Cleaning in Suffolk County

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!