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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.