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Friday, July 1, 2022

Common Insulation Issues

 

The insulation in your home can greatly impact your comfort and utility bills, as well as the environment, so you want to ensure that it’s in good shape. You may not even be aware of many common insulation issues, but here are the most common reasons why your insulation might need replacing or updating.

Fire Risks with Inadequate Fire Retardant Materials

When choosing insulation for your home, you want to ensure that it will protect your property from fire and damage. There are a few different options for insulating, such as fiberglass batts or rolls of material used in blown-in insulation. Be sure to choose the right product for your needs so you can keep the risks low in your home.

Improper Ventilation, Regulations, or Permits

Installing insulation without proper ventilation can cause deadly carbon monoxide in your home. Before you buy, hire a professional to ensure your house meets all local, state, and federal codes regarding safe insulation installation.

If it doesn’t, an added cost may be necessary to make your new insulation safe before installing it. But it’s worth paying for peace of mind that you won’t later be faced with a house full of poison gas or even a total collapse.

Attic Stairway Blockage That Leads to Mold Growth

The attic stairway can become a perfect hiding place for dust, dirt, and insulation. When these particles collect into a single area, they have nowhere to go but down, landing on your insulation below. This is one of the most common causes of mold growth in many attics. If you see that there’s no insulation on some or all of your attic stairs, call a professional to come and clean up any existing mold.

Outside Air Leaks Into Attic Spaces

If your home’s insulation has been properly installed, there should be no gaps where air can leak into an attic space. However, homes are not always insulated properly during construction. Over time, even if installed correctly, it can deteriorate and lose its ability to block outside air from entering a home through leaks.

When it comes to your insulation system, if you can feel a draft coming through a wall or window, then outside air may be entering your home in areas you didn’t know about before.

Vapor Insulation Installations For Suffolk County

At Greenpro Cleaning and Restoration, we want to help you protect your home for the long run. We’ll be sure to install a vapor barrier that lasts and provides your home with the protection and comfort it needs.

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

2022 Hurricane Season Predictions

 

Long Island has had its fair share of hurricanes in the past. During the summer and early fall, we’re no stranger to the dangerous conditions that the Atlantic can blow in. However, every year, these storms change. Meteorologists do their best to predict what each season will look like, how intense it will be, and just how many actual hurricanes the east coast will experience.

So, we’re here to break down 2022’s hurricane season predictions and what you need to know to protect your family and home.
 

What You Need to Know About Hurricanes

A hurricane is a tropical cyclone that develops over warm ocean waters. Tropical cyclones have winds that reach at least 74 miles per hour (mph) and measure at least 74 miles across. Even though they start small, they can grow into massive storms within just 24 hours! As these storms move over land or water, they lose energy due to friction with their surroundings.

Hurricanes are dangerous, unpredictable, and cause millions of dollars worth of damage each year. If you live in an area prone to storms, it’s important to know what to do when one is approaching. It’s also important to be prepared for a hurricane before it hits.

This Year’s Hurricane Predictions

Forecasters foresee that this year’s hurricane season will again be above average — making it the seventh above-average season in a row. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Climate Prediction Center’s 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season forecast, “There is a 65% chance of an above-normal season, a 25% chance of a near-normal season, and a 10% chance of a below-normal season.”

There’s a chance for 14-21 named storms, with 6-10 of those possibly becoming hurricanes and 3-6 of them becoming major, damaging hurricanes.
 

How To Minimize Flood Damage in the Home

Hurricanes can do a bunch of damage, from fallen trees to electrical outages. But, sometimes, the worst damage to a home can be flooding. You can do many things before and during a hurricane to minimize flood damage in your home. Consider:
  • Checking your insurance policy: You might want to check with your insurance company ahead of time because there may be coverage that applies specifically to hurricanes.
  • Remove valuables: Get any valuables and important papers up off floors that could flood in less than 10 minutes and place them on a high shelf or even another room if possible so they won’t get ruined if water does come in unexpectedly.
  • Put down sandbags: If you don’t have shutters, consider putting down sandbags to help protect your home from flooding.
  • Keep doors closed: It can be tempting to open doors during storms, but it is best not to do so unless necessary because it will make your home more susceptible to flooding.
  • Contact a water damage expert: At the first sign of water damage, it’s essential to contact the professionals to take care of it!

Water Damage Evaluation in Suffolk County

At GreenPro Cleaning & Restoration, we will come test for water damage to ensure you and your family are safe after a rainstorm. 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, June 15, 2022

Common Questions About Air Duct Cleaning

 

Duct cleaning has become increasingly popular in recent years due to increased awareness of the negative health effects associated with mold, mildew, and dust mites. However, many people don’t know where to begin or what to expect when they’re seeking to hire an air duct cleaning company. These are some of the most common questions about air duct cleaning that you should be asking.

How Do I Know If My Air Ducts Need Cleaning?

There are some common signs to keep an eye out for to know when your air ducts need some extra help. If you notice air from your vents smells different than usual, or if mold or mildew is growing in them, it’s time to clean them.

Also, if you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, you may want to schedule an air duct cleaning:
  • Smells in your home
  • Heating/cooling problems
  • Household allergies or asthma issues
Allergy and asthma sufferers should also consider cleaning their ducts because it can reduce pollen, dust, and pet dander circulating throughout your HVAC system.

How Long Will It Take To Clean My Duct System

The time it takes to clean your ducts depends on various factors, including size, shape, and materials. For example, it may take an hour to clean a small apartment but up to 8 hours for a large house with multiple levels.

It’s hard to give an exact answer because every job is different, but we provide you with a good estimate before starting work.

How Often Should I Have My Air Ducts Cleaned?

The CDC and EPA recommend professional air duct cleaning services for your home about every three to five years or once every two to three years if you have a history of allergies or asthma. You should also consider professional duct cleaning if you see visible mold in your vents or notice that your house smells like mildew or dust. You should get more frequent cleanings if there’s a lot of allergy-causing mold in your area.

Get in Touch With us For All Your Air Duct Cleaning Needs

Getting your home and business ready for winter weather and protecting your heating can be time-consuming tasks, 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.

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Summertime and Crawl Space Moisture

 

Every year, during the hot summer months, homeowners are faced with questions about how their crawl space will be affected by moisture. The Greenpro Cleaning and Restoration team is here to explore the possible effects of summertime moisture on your crawl space and provide you with some helpful tips to make sure that it is properly maintained to enjoy a dry home all year long.

How Moisture Gets In

Moisture enters your crawl space during summertime due to high humidity levels, which are often accompanied by storms. Moistness in a crawl space comes from many sources, such as:
  • Rainfall
  • Thunderstorms
  • Condensation
  • Air conditioners
  • Heat pumps pumping water vapor into the area
It is important to know that the type of flooring you have in your crawl space will also determine how much moisture it absorbs or sheds during this time of year. If you have bare concrete floors, expect some condensation due to humidity levels and rising temperatures.

Issues With Too Much Moisture

In a nutshell, crawl spaces have been designed with natural airflow that should be enough to keep them dry in most cases. Unfortunately, there are instances where, as stated above, this moisture can make its way in. Over time, mold can grow under insulation or wood floors, leading to dangerous health hazards and home structural issues!
 

How To Fix Your Moisture Problems

If your crawl space is becoming too moist, then you may want to take some action like increasing ventilation or installing a vapor barrier.

Condensation forms and makes the insulation too heavy for the insulation support to hold. Insulation plays an important part in keeping your crawl space in good condition.

A crawl space vapor barrier is a high-density material that prohibits water vapor from passing through it. Traditionally, a vapor barrier was used to cover only the ground floor. This prevents water vapor from evaporating from the soil and moving up into the crawlspace air.

Contact Us Today For All Your Crawl Space Cleaning Needs

Cleaning and taking care of your home can be a challenge, and it is often best to bring in some professionals to help. Contact GreenPro Cleaning and Restoration to take care of your crawl space damage and cleaning needs.

Friday, June 3, 2022

How To Prepare Your Home For Hurricane Season

 

Hurricane season is officially here, running from June 1st and ending November 30th. Are you prepared? Sometimes, you can never know when a hurricane will hit exactly, but you can take some steps to make sure your home is ready. It's important that you get started on these steps now. Here are some important home safety factors to consider and prepare for before these large storms begin to form and come towards Long Island:

Important Inventory Gathering

Do an inventory of all important documents that you may need in case of evacuation. These include insurance papers, passports, birth certificates, social security cards, etc. Make sure these are easily accessible if needed during an emergency situation.

Create Your Emergency Kit

If you have not done so already, an emergency kit is essential for successfully getting through hurricane season. While Long Island isn't prone to terrible hurricanes, they've happened before and can happen again. Having an emergency kit that includes water, food, flashlights, battery-operated radio, extra batteries, and other necessary items like medicine is the best way to ensure you'll have what you need, no matter how bad the storm is.

Take Precautions

Long Island is surrounded by water, so find out if you live in a high-risk area and see what storm surge could do. If so, find out where your nearest shelter is located. Pack what's essential and needed, and fill your car with gas well beforehand!
 

Secure and Seal Your Home

When was the last time you upgraded your home's sealing? If you get wind that a hurricane is on its way, take action. Ensure all windows are securely closed with screens on them so they can't fly open during high winds. Make sure also that your attic and crawl space are sealed well against rain leaks, as water damage can quickly ruin furniture or carpeting if it gets into your home.
 

Water Damage Evaluation in Suffolk County

At GreenPro Cleaning & Restoration, we will come test for water damage to ensure you and your family are safe after a rainstorm. 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, May 20, 2022

Will a Duct Cleaning Prevent a Dusty House?

 

For many people, a dusty house is an inevitability. Duct cleaning is a service that removes dust and debris from the air ducts in your home. Many people wonder if it will help to keep their house less dusty, but some say that this isn't the case.

If you are one of those people wondering about whether or not an air duct cleaning can prevent dustiness in your home, then read on for more information!

Why Does Your Home Get Dusty?

There are so many factors that contribute to the accumulation of dust in your home, including but not limited to the age and construction of your home, your pets and their shedding habits, allergies you may have, or just general laziness when it comes to cleaning. However, you can take some preventative measures if you notice your house starting to build up some dust.

Why Get a Duct Cleaning?

Because they get dirty! Ducts have a tendency to accumulate dirt and dust from heating or cooling systems over time. This can lead to contaminated air circulating throughout your house, and an increase in allergies and asthma triggers for those who are sensitive to these substances.

Do Air Duct Cleanings Help With Dust?

Yes! An air duct cleaning will help remove the dirt and dust that has accumulated in your home's heating and cooling system over time. While it won't eliminate dust completely, cleaner ducts will help ensure your air is cleaner and that debris isn't circulating constantly.

A lot of homeowners find they're able to breathe easier after getting their vents cleaned because there are no more particles in the air.

Get in Touch With us For All Your Air Duct Cleaning Needs

Getting your home and business ready for winter weather and protecting your heating can be time-consuming tasks, 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, May 13, 2022

Most Common Debris Found in Crawl Spaces

 

Crawl spaces are a great place for critters to hide and take residence. This can result from the crawl space being filled with debris or insulation that has fallen off the ceiling, where rodents like to make their homes. We will tell you about some of the most common items found in crawl spaces, what they may indicate about your home's overall health, and how to best address them.

Critters and Droppings

Crawl spaces are often forgotten in the home, but they can be a great place for critters to hide and take up residence. Your crawl space may contain animals such as mice, rats, squirrels, and raccoons. They may not enter your living areas, but they will be chewing on wires, insulation, or other items that you cannot see in the crawl space because it is dark down there.

Mold

Crawl spaces are a great place for mold to form and grow. It is not always visible because it can be hidden in the dirt, insulation, or even between the joists. You might have a mold problem if you notice any of these signs:
  • Damp areas that emit an earthy smell.
  • Patches of white fuzz on your walls or ceilings.
  • A black substance oozing from vents near floor level.
  • Dust that looks like it has fuzzy edges.

Insulation or Foundation Issues

Crawl spaces are often the first source of insulation or foundation issues. A crawl space is typically an unfinished area beneath your home with no insulation, and the ground will be damp. Crawl spaces can get wet from leaks in pipes or roofing, condensation from humid air blowing through them, and even rainwater that has come in through small cracks in your house.

That's why proper insulation in your crawl space is essential. Very often, GreenPro Cleaning & Restoration sees sub-floor insulation that is installed incorrectly. The two most common problems that usually need to be corrected are insulation installed upside down and insulation not secured correctly.

Insulation plays an important part in keeping your attic or crawl space in good condition. A key indicator of a substantial moisture problem in the crawl space is when sub-floor insulation is pulled from its supports and starts to separate. Condensation forms and makes the insulation too heavy for the insulation support to hold.

Contact Us Today For All Your Crawl Space Cleaning Needs

Cleaning and taking care of your home can be a challenge, and it is often best to bring in some professionals to help. Contact GreenPro Cleaning and Restoration to take care of your crawl space damage and cleaning needs.

Friday, May 6, 2022

Where to Expect Water Damage in Your Home

 

You may not be aware of this, but water damage can happen in your home in various places. A common misconception is that only areas like the basement or bathroom are at risk for water damage. However, there are many other places in your home where water can find its way and cause a lot of damage. Here’s a list of spots you should keep your eye on this spring and summer:
 

The Kitchen

The kitchen has many opportunities for accidental water spills that lead to significant amounts of liquid. Not to mention the many appliances that could have a malfunction or leak and cause some damage to your home. Consider checking under your kitchen sink and dishwasher for any water pooling — this is a clear sign that you may be dealing with water damage.
 

Around Appliances

It’s not just your dishwasher you need to keep an eye out for! Washing machines, refrigerators, and more are always exposed to the possibility of water leakage because they use water so often.
 

Basements

Unfortunately, water damage can happen very easily in your basement. Homeowners often see flooding or leaks here. This may not seem like an issue at first, but it can cause problems such as mold and mildew, which are no fun for anyone living in the house.
 

Attics and Crawl Spaces

There are many sources of moisture that can affect your attic or crawlspace. Open vents, lack of a vapor barrier, un-vented appliances, and foundation sidewall penetration can all allow enough moisture to keep the humidity levels excessively high. This, in turn, causes water damage, which odors, bugs, and critters that like damp environments will want to come and invade your space.

If you suspect you have water damage in your home:
  • Do not touch wet or damaged items with bare hands
  • Do not breathe in damp or odorous air
  • Contact a certified water damage repair expert if you suspect a problem

Water Damage Evaluation in Suffolk County

At GreenPro Cleaning & Restoration, we will come test for water damage to ensure you and your family are safe after a rainstorm. 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, April 29, 2022

Allergy Season Dos and Don'ts

 

It's that time of year again! You're outside enjoying the fresh air, or inside taking in the warm sun, when you start to sneeze uncontrollably. Your eyes are watering, and your nose is running like a faucet. You have just been struck with an allergy attack, but it doesn't have to be this way.

With these dos and don'ts, you can survive allergy season in one piece:
 

Don’ts:

  • Avoid outdoor activities during the day when pollen counts are high.
  • Don't assume all pollen is the same. Some people are more sensitive to certain types of pollen than others. Find out what kind of pollen affects you the most to know when it's time to take precautions.
  • Try not to leave your windows open all day or night to avoid allergens entering the house.
  • Don't go outside without your allergy medication.
  • Try not to exercise outdoors in the morning or evening when pollen levels are highest.

Dos:

  • Use a humidifier to keep your home's humidity levels at 40% or below, as high humidity can exacerbate allergy symptoms such as sinusitis, congestion, sneezing, and coughing.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water to reduce the number of allergens that can make you sick.
  • Make sure to change your air filters often so that allergens are not released into the air.
  • Change your bedding often so that dust mites don't have time to build up and spread their allergens around the house.
  • Remember that it's not just the outdoors that you need to worry about! Dust, pollen, and other allergens can build up in your air ducts and make the inside of your home unhealthy.

Why Get Your Air Ducts Cleaned This Allergy Season?

Why get your air ducts cleaned? Because they get dirty! In addition to normal accumulations of dust and dirt found in all homes through regular use, several other factors can increase the need for air duct cleaning:
  • Pets
  • Occupants with allergies or asthma
  • Cigarette or cigar smoke
  • Water contamination or damage to the HVAC system
  • Home renovation or remodeling projects
Some occupants are more sensitive to these contaminants than others. Allergy and asthma sufferers, young children, and the elderly tend to be more susceptible to poor indoor air quality, which air duct cleanings can help address.

Get in Touch With us For All Your Air Duct Cleaning Needs

Getting your home and business ready for winter weather and protecting your heating can be time-consuming tasks, 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.

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Our Earth-Friendly Approach

 

Our company here at Greenpro Cleaning and Restoration has been dedicated to maintaining an eco-friendly approach to its operation. We are one of the few companies in this industry that has adopted a "planet first" mindset for all of our work. We are committed to reducing our impact on the environment by only using green products and chemicals. And here is a deeper in-depth look at our green thumb service!
 

Healthy Living on Long Island

At GreenPro Cleaning & Restoration, we promote healthy living! We believe that by respecting the environment, we encourage a healthy, safe, and clean area for your home, workplace, and life. Our earth-friendly approach sets us apart from the rest when it comes to the ecosystem.

All of our products are bio-safe, and all of our methods are bio-friendly. We do not use toxic chemicals, and our cleaning systems produce superior results. At GreenPro Cleaning, we're taking eco-friendly cleaning solutions to a higher standard and strive for cleaner indoor air quality for all of Long Island.

Our Eco-Friendly Services

We offer numerous green cleaning solutions for Long Island residents and businesses. Some services we include are:
  • Air Duct Cleanings: Are you tired of getting sick? Do you suffer from allergies, asthma, or any other respiratory illnesses? If so, it's time to get your air ducts cleaned. Why do they need to be cleaned? Because they get dirty! Dirty air ducts are a common source of allergies and asthma in homes, leading to those living in the house becoming more susceptible to catching colds or other respiratory illnesses.
  • Attic and Crawlspace Cleanings: Attics and crawlspaces are the largest cause of poor indoor air quality and various moisture-related problems in your home. They act as a magnet for dust, mold, pollen, pests, and more. Cleaning them can be difficult due to the hard-to-reach areas that need attention, but a professional can handle it. It's essential if you want to protect your family from these potential hazards.
  • Water Damage Cleaning: Water damage can come from various sources, including pipe leaks and roofing malfunctions, so it is important to determine where your home has been affected before any further action can be taken. If you suspect you have water damage, our team will perform a visual survey to check the fungal ecology or problems in a specific area as directed.

Contact Us For Green Cleaning on Long Island

Cleaning and taking care of your home or business can be challenging to deal with, 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 needs.

Friday, April 15, 2022

Preparing Your Attic for Rainy Season

 

Your attic is often one of the first lines of defense between the interior of your home and the outside. If your attic is not prepared for the rainy season, then the rest of your home is in danger of facing water damage or mold growth. By taking a few simple steps, you can save yourself a lot of time and money in repairs later. Here's how to get everything ready before more April showers come along:
 

Inspect Your Roof

Before constant, tedious rain begins to fall, give your attention to your roof. Ensure any potential problem areas are inspected and found so that repairs can be completed in time. If you have a leaky roof, it's essential that you install new shingles before it's too late and the water damage travels through your house.
 

Air Duct Cleaning

Did you know that debris and dirt in your air ducts and vents can prevent air from circulating in your attic? When this space doesn't have constant air moving freely, dampness and moisture can fester.

There are many sources of moisture that can affect your attic or crawlspace. Open vents, lack of a vapor barrier, un-vented appliances, and foundation sidewall penetration can allow enough dampness to keep the humidity levels excessively high. This, in turn, causes odors to appear, and bugs and critters that like damp environments will want to come and invade your space. Make sure you get those ducts properly cleaned for the season!
 

Invest in Seals and Insulation

The best way to prevent mold from growing in your attic during the rainy season is by having a tight seal around areas where water could seep through, such as windows or vents. And the moment you suspect there's a leak or issues with your insulation, it's time to contact a professional.

It's important to ensure that all leaks are sealed and any exposed insulation is protected from mold growth or insect infestation. If you don't take care of these things, then the rest of your home will be in danger!

Get In Touch With Us For All Your Cleaning and Restoration Needs

From attic cleanings to water damage removal, cleaning and organizing your home can be challenging to deal with, 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 needs.


Thursday, April 7, 2022

Air Duct Cleanings — Why They're Essential in Spring

 

It’s that time of year again. The trees are blossoming, the flowers are in full bloom, and it’s finally springtime! With this in mind, it’s important to start considering how your home is set up for springtime too.

Cleaning out your air ducts is an excellent way to ensure that you have fresh air circulating throughout your house all season long, especially with the increase of allergies during spring! It’s not just that — there are many reasons why an air duct cleaning service is essential during this season.
 

Fights Health Problems

In the spring, allergies are at their worst. Dust mites and pollen fill the air around us, causing various symptoms such as sneezing, runny nose, red eyes, and skin rash. This is why it’s so important to keep your air ducts clean during this time of year — it can help reduce allergy symptoms by up to 80%.

You may not realize it, but this simple task is essential for the health of you and your family. These factors can aggravate allergies or asthma symptoms and increase the chances of illness.

Decreases Mold or Mildew

There are many reasons why air ducts need to be cleaned in the spring. One of the most noticeable is that you’ll want to eliminate any mold or mildew accumulated over winter. If left unchecked, dust, debris, and allergens can gather in the duct system over time, leading to mildew or mold — and most homeowners don’t use their air duct system in the wintertime. These issues have had plenty of time to fester!
 

Lowers Your Bills

The weather will soon be warming up, so homeowners will have to start relying on their ACs soon. However, your air ducts, getting clogged with dust, pet hair, and other debris over time, can lead to poor ventilation. This leads to higher energy bills because your HVAC system is running more often than it needs to be. The sooner you get rid of any debris in your system, the lower your energy bills will be this spring and summer.

Get in Touch With us For All Your Air Duct Cleaning Needs

Getting your home and business ready for winter weather and protecting your heating can be time-consuming tasks, 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, April 1, 2022

Don't Fall For These Foolish Cleaning Myths

 

When it comes to keeping your home clean, it can take a lot of work. And nothing is worse than doing more harm to your house than good due to misinformation. There are many common cleaning myths that homeowners fall for every year, but we're here to make sure you never let another one of these slip by again. So, here are some cleansing folk tales to be made aware of this season.
 

Myth #1: Bleach Cleans Everything

Bleach is a go-to item for helping to get tough stains out and whitening items, but it shouldn't be utilized for every home surface. It can't tackle grease, grime, and dirt particles. It's better used for stains, mold or mildew, and keeping surfaces disinfected.
 

Myth #2: It's Okay to Wash Your Sheets Every Two Weeks

We're sorry to break it to you, but you should be washing your sheets weekly! Many people tend to sweat while they sleep, allowing many nights of skin and oil to build upon their sheets. Two weeks is pushing it.
 

Myth #3: Your Appliances Clean Themselves

Sure, your dishwasher and laundry machines are designed to clean items. The thing is, that doesn't necessarily mean they are any cleaner than other appliances. From food bits to dirt from clothes, this debris can accumulate and sit. It's best to go in every once in a while and clean these appliances yourself!
 

Myth #4: Air Fresheners Clean the Air

Sure, after a spray, the area will smell very nice. However, no cleaning materials are coming from your mist — it's merely acting as a perfume for the room. If you find that after the smooth lavender or sweet dessert scent fades, there's still a strong odor lingering, you could be dealing with water damage issues or an unclean air duct, attic, or crawlspace.
 

Get In Touch With Us For All Your Cleaning and Restoration Needs

Cleaning and organizing your home can be challenging to deal with, 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 needs.

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Your Spring Cleaning Checklist for 2022

 

Spring is finally in the air! And for many, it’s time to start their annual spring cleaning routine. This season is the perfect period to take advantage of the longer days and start feeling more rejuvenated and motivated every day. With a clean, bright space, this is possible! So, here are some ideas to add to your spring cleaning checklist this year and why they are beneficial.
 

Clean Your Windows

With warmer weather comes more sunshine, and you’re going to want to open up those blinds and let that light shine through your windows. But, before you can do that, you’ll need to give your windows a good clean. They probably haven’t been used for months now — trust us, they’ll need a little extra shine!
 

Make Time to Dust

Dust can build up in homes easily and often in spots we can’t always easily see. Try to take some time to dust now and then, which can help lessen any allergy or asthma symptoms. When cleaning, it’s recommended to start from the top (e.g., a high place like your ceiling fans) and then work your way down. It’s pointless dusting off your side table if the debris from your light fixture is just going to fall on it afterward.
 

Wash All Throw Pillows and Blankets

A blanket is winter’s best friend, but now that spring is here, you might as well make sure all your blankets and throw pillows are cleaned for the new season, especially if they were used a lot to keep you warm and comfortable on snowy nights!

Purge Your Closet

When was the last time you gave your closet a deep cleanse? You probably have items and clothes that are collecting dust and haven’t been used in years. Now is the time to go through all those objects and throw away or donate them. Otherwise, they’ll just sit in there until next spring.
 

Invest in Professional Cleaning Services

You’ve got a lot on your plate, and sometimes a full spring cleaning checklist is a lot to handle. So, if you’re looking for ways to make your home cleaner easier, get in touch with the professionals here at Greenpro Cleaning and Restoration!

We can help by cleaning your air ducts just in time before your AC will need to be kicked up. We’ll remove any dust or debris that found a home in your air ducts during the winter season to help protect those with allergies or asthma.

We can also offer cleaning services for your attic or crawlspace! Our Free Inspection will involve a thorough examination of your attic or crawlspace, both inside and out. We will explain the causes of your attic or crawlspace problems, what can be done to correct them permanently, and provide you with a written estimate. Our goal is to solve your specific situation in the most cost-effective, non-intrusive way possible.

And finally, we’re the go-to team to trust for any water damage problems. Spring is known for heavy rains, but you won’t have to worry about the consequences when you’ve got us by your side.

Get In Touch With Us For All Your Cleaning and Restoration Needs

Cleaning and organizing your home can be challenging to deal with, 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 needs.

Monday, March 14, 2022

5 Reasons to Support Eco-Friendly Local Businesses

 

There are many reasons to support eco-friendly local businesses. Not only does it help the environment, but it also helps your community by supporting small business owners and jobs. We have a full breakdown of the top five reasons to support eco-friendly local businesses near you on Long Island.
 

Gives Back to Your Community

Local economies thrive when people spend money locally. When people spend their money at nearby stores instead of chain retailers, those dollars stay in your community, where they create jobs and stimulate economic growth.

Helps The Environment

Supporting eco-friendly businesses helps our environment by reducing the carbon footprint left on Earth. Plus, it helps reduce environmental pollution in your area because they don't rely on big factories or warehouses.
 

Provides Jobs for Your Community

Supporting a local business gives back to your community by providing jobs and increasing overall employment opportunities for people who live nearby by strengthening the economy and supporting schools, hospitals, churches, libraries, parks, and other civic organizations near you.

Shares Your Values

Supporting eco-friendly local businesses ensures that you're buying from companies that share your values. You want to know where your money is going, and if you don't like what they stand for, don't buy their products or invest in their services! By supporting a business with good values and ethics, you can be sure they will continue in their efforts to protect the environment.

You Save Money

The everyday businesses you choose to support can help you save money while also helping the environment. Choosing eco-friendly local companies will make your purchases more affordable and sustainable since fewer hands are involved.

Contact Us For Green Cleaning on Long Island

Cleaning and taking care of your home or business can be challenging to deal with, 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 needs.

Thursday, March 3, 2022

Why Is My Attic So Dusty?

 

Your attic is not meant to get dusty and cluttered, but over time, dust accumulates due to many factors. Dust can pose several health risks, such as respiratory problems and allergies. It's best to deal with this issue as soon as possible, so here are a few reasons why dust is building up in your attic and how you can prevent this in the future.
 

Old Items

If you have noticed your attic has more dust than it should, you may want to check the items stored in your attic and how long they have been there. The dust build-up may be due to some old boxes or furniture sitting in the space for years without any air circulation.

Pesky Mites

If you've noticed your attic is a lot dustier than it should be, you may have mites. Mites are one of the most common pests found in attics. They are small insects that often resemble spiders or ticks that can spread diseases like whooping cough and chickenpox to humans and pets if they're not treated properly. They feed on dry organic materials such as animal dander, feathers, fur, and paper products such as old books or newspapers that might be accumulating in your attic.

Insulation Issues

If you notice your attic is dustier than it should be, there may be an issue with insulation. There could be too many gaps throughout your insulation, causing air currents to move through these openings, carrying dust with them and depositing it on any surface they encounter. If there isn't proper ventilation to prevent this, this accumulation of dust will lead to a more musty smell and make the space feel smaller.

The best way to prevent dust from accumulating in your attic is by regularly cleaning it out or getting an HVAC professional to do a full clean of your air ducts. And our team here at Greenpro Cleaning and Restoration is ready to help!
 

Get In Touch With Us For All Your Cleaning and Restoration Needs

Cleaning and organizing your home can be challenging to deal with, 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 needs.

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Why Do Homes Have a Crawl Space?

 

In most houses, there is a crawl space underneath. Most people think that this area is simply an unfinished part of the home, but it's so much more than that. Crawl spaces are essential to keeping your home comfortable and energy-efficient year-round. However, most people don't know what it does or why they have one for the most part. Well, we've got you covered!

What is a Crawl Space

A crawl space is a low-ceilinged area beneath a house that's enclosed by floor joists and beams, called "underpinning." This makes the foundation waterproof from ground moisture. The insulation in the crawl space provides an extra layer of protection against exterior conditions. There are many reasons you might have one; for example, it serves as an additional storage area or to provide a way to access plumbing pipes for most people.

Easy Access to Equipment

Crawl spaces provide easy access for technicians to install equipment and ensure that it functions properly without having to go through walls or ceilings. Crawl spaces also protect these vital components from exterior elements like moisture and insects.

Storage Area

This area is also typically used as storage for extension cords, outdoor furniture, Christmas decorations, gardening tools, and more in the winter months. Your crawl space is big enough to provide extra storage space when you need it.
 

Further Weather Protection

Your crawl space provides necessary ventilation for the home and helps to regulate humidity levels. This area is also where any excess water from rain or snowmelt can drain through before reaching other parts of the house. Overall, it provides an excellent source of weather protection for your home.

For all these reasons and more, it's essential to keep your crawl space clean!
 

Contact Us Today For All Your Crawl Space Cleaning Needs

Cleaning and taking care of your home can be a challenge, and it is often best to bring in some professionals to help. Contact GreenPro Cleaning and Restoration to take care of your crawl space damage and cleaning needs.

Monday, February 21, 2022

Four Things You Should Know About Water Damage

 

Water damage is a serious issue that can lead to mold and mildew growth. And unfortunately, water damage is an issue that can happen during any season throughout the year. It's important to take precautions when dealing with water-related pains to avoid any more problems down the line. Here are four things you should know about water damage:
 

1. Water Spreads Quickly

Water can spread rapidly in a home, even if it is just a small leak. And one of the most unlucky factors is that water damage isn't just limited to flooding; often, even high humidity can cause enough moisture in your home to lead to water-related problems spreading throughout your home.
 

2. Electric Shock Possible

First and foremost, do not touch anything wet or with standing water on it. You can get electric shocks if you come in contact with any electrical sources like outlets, lights, etc., and the materials that have become wet near or touching an electrical source. You should always shut off your electricity before coming into contact with anything wet to avoid electrical shock.
 

3. Water Damages What it Touches

Water damages nearly everything it touches, so dry out your home as quickly as possible. Remove any wet items from the house as soon as possible, but be careful not to spread the moisture by stepping on carpeting or rugs while they are wet.
 

4. A Professional Should Be Contacted Immediately

The second you suspect you are dealing with water damage in your home, it's time to take action. The restoration process takes time and expertise to ensure it's done right, so don't wait too long before hiring a professional! It may seem daunting, but water can do a lot of damage quickly and lead to mold if not dealt with properly. So make sure you reach out for help as soon as possible.
 

Water Damage Evaluation in Suffolk County

At GreenPro Cleaning & Restoration, we will come test for water damage to ensure you and your family are safe after a rainstorm. 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, February 11, 2022

At Home Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

 

Valentine’s Day is coming up, and sometimes it takes a lot to plan an entire day or night out. Sometimes it’s the simple memories and gifts that mean the most! If you’re thinking about staying home with your partner this year for Valentine’s Day rather than going out, here are some cute suggestions on how to make the most of the day.
 

Breakfast in Bed

There is no better way to start the day than with some freshly cooked breakfast in bed! Whip something up super quick for your partner and surprise them with their favorite start-of-the-day meal. It’s a great way to start the holiday on a positive note — leading the way for the rest of the day.
 

Delivery Services

From flower deliveries to bouquets of chocolate-covered fruits, ordering a gift delivery to your home on this holiday is a great way to surprise your significant other! Have them answer the door and watch as the joy shines on their face from the thoughtfulness — all while still in your pajamas!
 

Handwritten Letters or Cards

While, yes, premade cards are often very thoughtful and are beautifully written, there’s no truer way to show your love than with your own words. Write a handwritten letter or card for your partner to express all the ways they mean the world to you!
 

Surprise Cleaning

A clean home is a happy home! This might not feel like a “gift” per se, but trust us when we say that being surprised by your house being cleaned is often one of the best presents. Take care of the little things you can handle, like vacuuming, dusting, organizing, and mopping. Watch as your significant other is surprised and grateful for your thoughtfulness!

And we here at Greenpro Cleaning and Restoration can help with the harder cleaning jobs. We’ll handle air ducts, attic and crawlspace cleaning, and water damage restoration. It’s a sure way to make this lovely day even more meaningful.
 

Get In Touch With Us For All Your Cleaning and Restoration Needs

Cleaning and taking care of your home can be challenging to deal with, 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 needs.

Monday, January 31, 2022

Our Visual Survey For Water Damage

 

Water damage can happen for a variety of reasons. It may be the result of an overflowing sink, toilet, or dishwasher; it could also be due to plumbing issues in your home's walls or flooring. Or, it could be due to intense weather conditions such as rainstorms or a blizzard. If you suspect that you have water damage, it is important to act quickly and call for professional help.

Here at Greenpro, we have a full-service visual survey for water damage that will help determine where the issue is and how it can be fixed. For more details about this process, read on!
 

What Is a Visual Survey?

A visual survey is a way to assess the damage and find out if we can do anything for you. Our inspectors use this information to determine what repairs need to be made, how long they will take, and what kind of help we can offer with the cost.
 

Our Visual Survey Process

We perform visual surveys in the home or building to check the fungal ecology or problems in a specific area as directed.
  • The survey takes about 30-45 minutes and includes the following:
  • Walking around the suspected problem area(s).
  • Walking through and to the areas of concern.
  • Viewing the area with a flashlight to highlight the alleged water-damaged area.
  • Taking moisture readings of the structure such as walls, floors, and/or ceiling surfaces to detect moisture intrusion.
  • Taking temperature and relative humidity readings to determine if they fall within ASHRAE recommendations.
  • Providing an estimate for remediation by industry standards [S-520].

Protect Your Home

On top of these steps, we also visually survey and test for water damage at a reasonable rate. Remember that the young and elderly are more susceptible to water damage and indoor pollutants. If you suspect that there may be a problem in the home or building, call us for an indoor evaluation.

Contact Us For All Your Water Damage Removal Needs!

Cleaning and taking care of your home after a water damage mishap can be difficult to deal with, 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 needs.

Thursday, January 27, 2022

Pets vs. Air Ducts

 



Pets are amazing creatures that bring joy to so many lives! Unfortunately, they can also cause some damage to your home and its systems. One such system is the air ducts in your house. With all of their shedding fur and more, these small animals can quickly make a mess of things by clogging up the vents and turning it into an absolute nightmare for homeowners to clean up.

Here are some of the most common causes of issues and how you can prevent them from happening in the future:
 

Pet Fur and Hair

The problem with many animals is that they tend to shed and create fur, which can clog up your air duct system, causing it to fail over time. This includes both long-haired cats and dogs as well as short-haired ones. And it’s not just those two; rabbits and other furry friends can shed too! Their hair and fur can sit in your air ducts, causing airflow to decrease and thus increasing your energy use.
 

Pet Dander

Pet dander consists of small dots of skin that many pets tend to shed from their bodies every day. Similar to dandruff on humans, it’s very common. This dander can float in the air and eventually make its way into your air ducts. As your system works to move air throughout your home, this dander can get released back into the air and cause issues for those with allergies or asthma.
 

Pet Odor

Let’s face it; once you get a pet, your home tends to smell like you definitely have a pet. Even if you often clean or get your fur buddies groomed more, if the smells are lingering in spots you can’t see, those won’t do any good. From fur and hair to dander and debris brought in from the outdoors, your air ducts could be full and full of all these items — leading to that lingering pet odor.
 

How To Fix These Issues

Don’t worry; it’s simple — all it takes is an air duct cleaning! Some occupants are more sensitive to these contaminants than others. Allergy and asthma sufferers, young children, and the elderly tend to be more susceptible to the types of poor indoor air quality that air duct cleaning can help address. And this isn’t a one-time task; it’s recommended that you have routine air duct cleanings, especially if you have a pet in your home.
 

Contact Us For Air Duct Cleaning On Long Island

Cleaning and taking care of your home so that you can breathe easy again can be challenging to deal with, 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 needs.

Monday, January 24, 2022

What Kind of Debris is in my Attic and Crawlspace?

 

When you think about the dirt and debris that may be in your attic or crawlspace, what comes to mind? More than likely, there is a lot of dirt and debris that can't be seen from the outside. There are many items that people store there, from old toys to dusty furniture to holiday decorations. As these items sit in your space for years without being touched, they collect all sorts of contaminations and debris.

Here are some of the worst pollutants that can be found in these areas of your home.
 

Dirt

When you think about your attic and crawlspace, you may not consider them to be a place that can get dirty. The space is typically closed off from the rest of the house, so dirt doesn't seem like an issue. However, grime can find its way into these spaces through gaps in roof shingles or cracks around window frames. Filth will eventually settle on the floorboards of your attic or crawlspace if it's left there long enough.

Mold

When the temperature changes from warm to cold, this moisture will condense on the surfaces of your insulation. As humidity levels increase, mold can grow quickly in these areas. It's true that, unfortunately, mold can creep its way into virtually any part of your home during any time of the year. But it's for this reason that it's important to inspect your attic and crawlspace for this issue. Mainly because these areas hardly get enough attention, mold will grow more and more without notice.
 

Animal Droppings

Have you noticed various animal droppings around your attic and crawlspace? Now is the time to act — you could be dealing with an infestation! These unwanted residents need to be taken care of immediately before they make their way into the rest of your home, such as your air ducts. These droppings are not only unsightly, but they can also cause allergic reactions in people with asthma or allergies to dust mites.

Plus More

There can be up to 600 pounds of dust and debris inside an average-sized home's attic or crawlspace. Plus the above-stated issues, there could also be infestations of:
  • Insulation fibers
  • Lint
  • Dust mites
  • Mouse droppings
  • Feathers
  • Bird nests
  • Leaves
  • Dead insects
  • Pet fur
  • Mildew

And plenty more! Attics and crawlspaces are the largest single cause of poor indoor air quality and various moisture-related problems in your home. That's why our team here at Greenpro Cleaning and Restoration is here to help.
 

Contact Us For Attic and Crawlspace Cleaning on Long Island

GreenPro Cleaning & Restoration can guide you through the many problems associated with attics and crawlspaces on Long Island. Our Free Inspection will involve a thorough examination of your attic or crawlspace, both inside and out. We will explain the causes of your attic or crawlspace problems, what can be done to correct them permanently, and provide you with a written estimate. Our goal is to solve your specific issue in the most cost-effective, non-intrusive way possible.

Friday, January 14, 2022

Eco-Friendly New Year's Resolutions

 

Whether you already have a list of New Year’s resolutions or can’t think of any ideas, it can never hurt to add some eco-friendly habits to your roster. The sooner you start implementing a greener routine in your everyday life, the sooner you can begin to impact our planet positively. So, if you’re looking for some ideas to take with you in 2022, we have some great ones to add to your New Year’s to-do list.
 

Consider Reusable Water Bottles

How much money do you spend a month on all of those plastic water bottles? Not only do plastic water bottles cause a lot of trouble for the environment, but they can also put quite a dent in your grocery bills. Start saving both your money and the Earth by getting yourself a reusable water bottle! It’s easy to refill, simple to clean, and extremely portable.
 

Buy Reusable Utensils and Kitchenware

Disposable utensils and plates are a thing of the past. More and more people are adding reusable utensils and dishes to their kitchen. From reusable straws to plates and even chopsticks, the less waste you have, the better.
 

Start Recycling

Be honest: how often do you keep up with your recycling? Well, this new year is the perfect time to get started on that recycling routine that you’ve been forgetting! It’s a lot easier than you may think to get into this habit, and once you’re used to it, recycling will become like second nature to you.
 

Invest in Environmentally Friendly Services

From eco-friendly home upgrades to cleaning services, source your residential or commercial service options locally from environmentally friendly resources. It’s a great way to promote healthy living in your home or business. And luckily for Long Islanders, Greenpro Cleaning & Restoration offers green services!

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.

Contact Us For Green Cleaning on Long Island

Cleaning and taking care of your home or business can be challenging to deal with, 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 needs.

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Can Flooding Happen in the Winter?

 

When you picture flooding, you often imagine this dangerous dilemma happening in either spring or summer. However, that’s not always the case. Just because winter brings freezing and dry conditions doesn’t mean your home or business isn’t at risk of water damage! The threat of flooding continues well into the winter months due to many colder conditions. Here are just a few to keep in mind as we move through the season.
 

Ice Dams

Most of the time, ice dams will form on your roof. It is a ridge of ice that builds on the lower, uneven slope of your roof, which eventually prevents melting water or precipitation from draining off your house or building. When the water becomes backed up, it can often leak into structures such as your walls, foundation, or insulation. You can find your attic flooded because of this!
 

Melting Snow

After a snowstorm, those beautiful white blankets can’t last forever. However, sometimes the snow melts faster than it should, making it hard for the water to soak into outside soil easily. Because of this, surrounding areas may be subject to flooding due to improper drainage. If water pools enough around your home or commercial building, it could eventually cause a flood indoors.
 

Storms

Sure, rain or thunderstorms are rare during the winter months, but this season can still bring some intense storm damage. From hail to blizzards to strong winds and freezing temperatures, flooding often results in areas that experience these conditions the worst. Whether it’s because of increased dangerous circumstances along the shoreline or any of the issues stated above, you’re not out of the woods yet when it comes to avoiding flooding in winter!
 

Contact Us For All Your Water Damage Removal Needs!

Cleaning and taking care of your home after a water damage mishap can be difficult to deal with, 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 needs.