15 May
2020

Green Summer Preparation Tips and Season Home Preparation Tips

Posted by Norman F

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Summer is rapidly approaching, it is time to clean up your place. Getting ready for summer can generate a lot of waste. The warmer weather opens up the opportunity to get outside more often as well as requires us to cool down the home.

 

EWG has a nice list of tips to help you clean your house the green or more eco-friendly way.

  • When traveling on vacation, try to carpool, take public transportation, or walk as much as possible
  • Check the exterior of your home and repair any cracked or flaking paint,. Time to apply caulk, weatherstrip and paint.
  • Check and clean gutters, downspouts again
  • Remove and clean storm windows (if you have them)
  • It is time to work on your garden, sprinkler system, and rejuvenate your lawn
  • Check your water heater for leaks and sediment, turn down its temperature if possible
  • Check your garden’s irrigation system and outdoor taps
  • Look for termites, ants, and other pests
  • The heater will get a rest, so it’s time to check and clean your air conditioner and its filters. Have a HVAC professional do seasonal maintenance
  • Check your roof and patch or replace any damaged areas. This is the time to fix leaks
  • Check and clean chimney if necessary
  • Consider a solar electric system and/or battery backup
  • If you live in a windy area, consider a wind turbine
  • If you your car needs replacement, consider purchasing a hybrid or all electric car

Some other useful tips include:

Clorox Green Works natural laundry detergent

Using cleaners that do not have any of these chemicals: 2-butoxyethanol, Alkylphenol ethoxylates, Dye, Ethanolamines, fragrance, pine or citrus oil, Quaternary ammonium compounds.

Learn how to check on the products and ingredients by reading MSDS documents.

Baking Soda, Arm & Hammer

Baking soda and water works well as a substitute for acidic toilet-bowl cleaner and oven cleaners.

These tips are also incorporated in their healthy home checklist.

Recycle old unused electronics and computers responsibly and perhaps get some money back.

Donate or give away unneeded items.

Do you have any other summer prep tips? Please comment below

Posted on May 15th, 2020
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