When it comes to being more eco-friendly, a little goes a long way. You don’t have to completely change your lifestyle in order to have a green household. By switching up a few of your everyday practices, you can lighten the load on the environment and reduce the amount of harsh chemicals within your home. Here are some suggestions to help you get started:
Take Off Your Shoes
You may think it’s strange when people take their shoes off as soon as they come inside and encourage their guests to do the same, but it’s the first step toward a greener home—pun intended. Do you know how many germs and chemicals are currently stuck to the bottom of your shoes? While we don’t have an exact number for you, suffice it to say, it’s a lot. Rather than bring all of those into your house, you can avoid the germs and harsh chemical cleaners altogether. Set up a specific mat or space in your entry way. That way, it’ll make it easier for the whole family to adjust to this new, eco-friendly practice.
Update Your Insulation
Energy loss is responsible for a lot of waste in our area, not to mention higher utility bills. By identifying places where air is getting both in and out, you can reduce your energy usage all around. If you have the budget to redo your insulation completely, be sure to ask about green alternatives to the traditional pink fiberglass. More environmentally-conscious homeowners are looking into recycled wool or cotton as insulation these days. However, they also have high-efficiency spray-in foam or futuristic nanogels/aerogels that capitalize on new technology to improve your home’s energy draw.
If these options are currently out of reach, you can still do your part by filling air leaks in and around doors, windows, or your exterior siding. Additionally, you can also try a simple fix like thermal shades/curtains which allow you to control the temperature of your home without excess electricity usage.
Reduce Your Chemical Use
Whether it’s household cleaners or your stronger power washing products, you can make a big difference by swapping out everyday products for something a little greener. How do you know if it’s eco-friendly? Pay close attention to the labels. Try to buy from companies who pride themselves on their responsible manufacturing.
Not only will this help to keep the air inside your home clean, but also it will reduce the amount of air pollution outdoors. Plus, common household cleaners can contain a wide variety of allergy or asthma triggers—and you might not even be aware of it. Even when you’re tackling a big job like pressure washing, work with companies that share your desire to go green. For example, our soft washing technique is much more environmentally-friendly than that of our competitors. But it still gets the job done! So, you don’t have to sacrifice cleanliness for environmental responsibility.
At Peak Power Wash, we’re proud to be an eco-friendly company that promotes green practices. We help homeowners throughout Maryland and Pennsylvania work toward creating more environmentally-friendly households without sacrificing quality or cleanliness. So, if you’re looking to transition to a green home, ask us how we can work together today!