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.