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.