Friday, September 25, 2020

Is Fall The Best Time To Get Your Attic Insulated?


Insulating your attic is the best way to ensure your heating stays in and the cold air keeps out. It adds a protective layer to your attic and home and it’s recommended that most homeowners invest in it. However, which season is considered the best time to get insulation installed? Now that it is autumn, here's why you might want to consider insulating your attic:

So, Is Fall The Best Time To Get Your Attic Insulated?

Short answer-- yes! Fall is one of the best seasons because oftentimes the weather isn’t too uncertain. You want to begin having your insulation installed before extreme temperature seasons such as winter and summer. However, with the rain that comes in during spring, it can be a bit too unpredictable to get home projects done. That is why autumn falls right into the perfect weather category for this job. Whether you feel your current insulation needs an upgrade or you are a new homeowner, getting started now is your best bet.

How We Do It

Very often we here at GreenPro Cleaning & Restoration see sub-floor insulation that is installed incorrectly. The two most common problems that usually need to be corrected are:
  • Insulation that is installed upside down.
  • Insulation that is not secured correctly. 
Insulation does play an important part of keeping your attic in a good condition. Not only that, but you need it to protect your home from extreme weather, especially with winter coming up. We can evaluate your current insulation and if the insulation can continue to be used we will tell you. If not, we will discuss the available options to provide you with the best and most cost-effective solution.

At GreenPro Cleaning and Restoration, we can help you get your attic insulated or re-insulated before extreme temperatures come our way. 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.

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.