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Easy Ways to Make Your Home More Eco-Friendly

Posted on June 5, 2015 in Blog

Easy Ways to Make Your Home More Eco-FriendlyThis year’s California drought has prompted just about everyone to be more conscious of their water consumption, and to do everything they can to preserve our environment’s most precious natural resource: water.

We Need Water Every Second of Every Day

The importance of this hits home, not just because water is essential for the health of our environment, but for our wellbeing, too. Our bodies are made up of about 60% water, which is also required for many functions, such as digestion, joint lubrication, oxygen delivery throughout the body, maintenance of proper brain function, and temperature regulation (source).

When We Take Care of the Water, It Takes Care of Us

Since we depend on water to live, as does our environment, it becomes clear that taking care of it is key to our survival. This year’s intense Southern California draught is really bringing this into focus, as restaurants are prohibited from automatically giving out water and people are restricted from watering their gardens, among other state government-mandated regulations.

Start with One

Everyone can do their part to preserve California’s water, and though it can feel like one person and one home doesn’t make a big difference, it actually does. With the right adjustments, you could save hundreds of gallons of water a year. Here are some easy home improvement projects that can make a huge impact on your water consumption:

  • Installing anything that’s low-flow, such as showerheads and toilets can reduce your water use by as much as 50%.
  • Upgrade your dishwasher to a more modern one that uses less water. Older models use as much as 10 gallons per cycle, and newer runs average about 5.8 gallons per cycle.
  • Get a tankless water heater, which uses about 20% less water and lasts from 5-10 years longer than tank heaters.
  • Consider purchasing a steam washer to clean clothes instead of a traditional washer, which uses much more water.

Get Toxins Out of Your Home

Another way you could make your home more eco-friendly, though it won’t exactly impact your water consumption, is to make sure your home is free of toxic substances. Call 800-481-8080 for a thorough evaluation of your property, soil, water, and air by AQHI, Inc, Southern California’s leading hazardous material detection and removal company. Using the best techniques and state-of-the-art tools, we’ll check for asbestos, lead, mold, fungus, and all other hazardous materials, and develop the most environmentally safe, thorough plan for removal. Upon approval from you, we’ll make sure your home is completely eradicated of toxic substances so you can go about your day with optimal health and rest assured that your home is eco-friendly and toxin-free.

Call 800-481-8080 to schedule a home evaluation today.